Within your brain, there's an area called the substantia nigra. Some of its cells make dopamine which is a chemical that carries messages around your brain. When you need to produce a movement such as walking or turning, dopamine quickly carries a message to the nerve cell that controls that movement.
When that system is working well, your body moves smoothly and evenly. But when you have Parkinson's, the cells of your substantia nigra start to degenerate. There's no replacing them, so your dopamine levels drop and you can't fire off as many messages to control your body. This can result in stiffness, rigidity and reduced mobility levels.
There are both motor and non-motor symptoms of PD,
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Does exercise help with Parkinson's?
"Aerobic Exercise has shown to have immediate, beneficial effects in improving motor action, balance and gait in patients with PD" (Shu et al., 2014).
"Evidence-based physical exercise and planning geared to the needs and capabilities of this population will produce intangible effects for parkinsonians" (Carvalho et al., 2018).