Parkinson’s Disease Exercise & Fitness Community

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  • July 14, 2019 – Parkinson’s Weekly Update
    July 14, 2019 – Parkinson’s Weekly Update

    This Week's Highlights: NASA sending Parkinson’s brain cells to space; Is red light therapy a potential hope for treating pain associated with PD; Understanding exercise intensity; reconnecting through rhythm; Info on Parkinson’s meds & nutritional supplements; gene therapy nears trial for PD-GBA; Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD); How long do the effects of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery last?; MS, ALS & PD: Cure one, cure all?; Inspiring people with PD; and more

  • July 7, 2019 – Parkinson’s Weekly Update
    July 7, 2019 – Parkinson’s Weekly Update

    This Week's Highlights: Help us build a better website; new study says “sexercise is medicine” for men with early Parkinson’s disease; the keto diet might be a good idea for PD, but proceed with caution; Dopamine agonists might be linked to hair loss, particularly in women; saliva test for PD; open science; "off period" analysis; we ponder why a researcher thinks being able to name 38 vegetables in one minute is normal; and more

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  • YOPD = Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease
    YOPD = Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease

    We think that regardless of your age, you’re always too young to have Parkinson’s. When someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s at a younger age, it is called Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD). Parkinson’s Disease has…

  • Active Sex Life May Benefit Men with Early Parkinson’s Disease
    Active Sex Life May Benefit Men with Early Parkinson’s Disease

    This latest Parkinson’s Disease research is too important not to be shared. Published in the European Journal of Neurology, a new study indicates that an active sex life is linked with lower disability and better…

  • WPC2019 Anecdote: Parkinson’s Disease and the Nagging Spouse
    WPC2019 Anecdote: Parkinson’s Disease and the Nagging Spouse

    My wife went to one session at the World Parkinson Congress 2019 without me.  It is my fault. I suggested it. I had another time commitment, so I suggested that she use the time to go…

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About Parkinson.FIT

Parkinson FIT is a community focused on promoting the importance of physical exercise and active lifestyles for people with Parkinson's Disease. We strive to educate and inspire people with PD, their friends, families, and health/fitness professionals, with the goal of improving the quality of life for people with PD.

We believe that one of best ways to educate, inspire and challenge the global PD fitness community is to encourage the sharing of information and promoting dialog within the community.

Our website is a global effort, but we believe that local community exercise programs are the best way to encourage and inspire people with PD to commit to an active lifestyle that improves their quality of life. We are working with regional affiliates and partners to support fund raising programs to provide improved availability and quality of Parinson's Disease exercise programs in their local area.