As winter melts into spring, you may be realizing that your exercise routine suffered through the cold season. You probably already know that exercise is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and daily living activities for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).
Reflecting on the Moving Day® NC Triangle 2016 walk to #BeatParkinsons. For more information about Moving Day® and ways you can help raise awareness about the benefits of exercise in combating Parkinson's, visit www.Parkinson.org/MovingDay.
Topics include: our top fundraisers, Moving Day® statistics, interviews with participants, and more.
Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone. For people with Parkinson’s, exercise is more than healthy: it is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and the ability to perform activities of daily living.
April is Parkinson's Awareness Month and we want you to advocate for Parkinson's awareness. We have collected 7 inspiring ways you can get involved in the Parkinson's community this month. And don't worry — we have many other ways you can stay involved year-round!
Yoga can benefit both persons with PD and their care partners, but often people don’t know how to get started. This is part one; tune in next month for part two!
Several troubling headlines appeared recently after a large randomized controlled study, published in the American Medical Association’s neurology journal (JAMA Neurology), concluded that physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) did not improve activities of daily living in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).
If you did not exercise regularly before your diagnosis, it can be hard to find the motivation.
Ask your health care provider to refer you to a physical therapist or exercise physiologist for evaluation and to develop an exercise program that fits your needs. In the meantime, here are some tips to get started:
A good place to start is by building exercise into your daily routine.