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  • May 19, 2019 – Parkinson’s Weekly Update
    May 19, 2019 – Parkinson’s Weekly Update

    Weekly Update - Highlights include: On-line Parkinson’s Exercise programs; another clinical trial treatment can't beat the placebo; feral pigs vs. placebo; dancing with your dog; Parkinson’s choruses sing for their supper; What I Wish I Knew, But Am Glad I Didn’t Know (When I Was Diagnosed With Parkinson’s); and more

  • May 11, 2019 – Parkinson’s Weekly Update
    May 11, 2019 – Parkinson’s Weekly Update

    Weekly Update - Highlights include: Mayo Clinic researchers explore the relationship between low levels of Vitamin B-12 and Parkinson’s; appendix removal might or might not affect Parkinson’s risk; monkey butt research finds PD related proteins linked to inflammation; impulse control disorders and PD; Pharmaceutical News from the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology; technology targets freezing of gait; creating your own placebo effect; inspiring people with Parkinson's talk boxing, DBS and poetry; and more.

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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.

Our network of regional affiliates raise funds to support group exercise and education programs for people with Parkinson's Disease in their communities, and in support of other national and international organizations funding Parkinson's research.

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 divided into the following areas:

  • Forums - Public discussion forums for keeping up with topics of interest within the global Parkinson's community.
  • Community - Information and dialog from regional affiliates.
  • News - The latest news stories and research articles about Parkinson's Disease, with a particular focus on exercise and fitness.
  • Video - Launching Spring 2019, we'll be sharing a video series focused on Parkinson's exercise and fitness. Stay tuned!
  • Blog - The website started as a blog with information and commentary relevant to Parkinson's Disease fitness and exercise from our founder.

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 to support fund raising programs to provide improved availability and quality of Parinson's Disease exercise programs in their local area.