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Latest research & treatment options for PD, and some exercise ideas!

The Latest Research And Treatment Options For Parkinson’s Disease

The Diane Rehm show on NPR discussed Parkinson’s this morning. The guests were:

Story Landis director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Zoltan Mari Interim Director, the Movement Disorder Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; and director, National Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Todd Scherer chief executive officer, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

if you’d like to listen to the program or read the transcript click here.

Be Active! – Click here to download your free copy today!

The American Parkinson Disease Association has a great booklet called Be Active! An Exercise Program for People with Parkinson’s Disease. Ok, you’re probably thinking if it has the word “exercise” in it of course I’m going to say it’s great, but what I liked about this booklet in particular was that the exercises they recommend are particularly helpful for people with PD and that they show examples of common mistakes to avoid. Oh, and all the yellow notes that say “Remember to Breathe!” If you don’t want to download a copy, you can also order a hard copy on this page.

Workout While You Watch TV

Picked up this tidbit from one of my fitness newsletters – great for foul weather days.  You can change the exercises but you get the idea . . . When you see or hear a commercial about:

Junk Food March In Place
Celebrity Endorsement Arm Circles
Pharmaceuticals Leg Lifts
Healthy Foods Side Leg Lifts
Beauty/Hair Care Squats
Politics Biceps Curls
Clothing Neck Stretches
Electronics Bicycle Legs
Movie Preview Point then flex your toes
Cars Triceps Kickbacks
TV show promo Calf Raises
Soda Shoulder Shrugs
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One comment on “Latest research & treatment options for PD, and some exercise ideas!

  1. Brilliant!

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