Parkinson’s Disease Exercise, Fitness, Inspiration + Motivation

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  • September 1, 2019 – Parkinson FIT Weekend Update
    September 1, 2019 – Parkinson FIT Weekend Update

    This Week’s Highlights: The PD clinical trial that proves the power of placebo; My God, that’s a lot of basketball; Diagnosing PD by MRI; on-line PD exercise finder/directory; an awkward conversation about PD and male sexual health; and more...

  • Parkinson’s Disease Summer School 2019 (Lifestyle & Nutrition Secrets of the Positive Deviants)
    Parkinson’s Disease Summer School 2019 (Lifestyle & Nutrition Secrets of the Positive Deviants)

    Last week, I spent the week at PD Summer School, a full week of Parkinson’s wellness education. Dr. Laurie Mischley has spent the last 2 decades studying lifestyle and nutrition factors associated with either slower (better) or faster (worse) progression of Parkinson’s disease. The goal is to identify and implement positive deviance strategies that can be used to slow Parkinson’s disease progression.

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  • WPC2019 Video: Who Needs an Alarm?WPC2019 Video: Who Needs an Alarm?
    I’m still scratching my head over the World Parkinson 2019 video competition. This video is better than most, but it did not even make the final 12 that people were allowed to vote on. Are …

Random PD Inspiration

  • Paula Caldwell – Rock Steady BoxerPaula Caldwell – Rock Steady Boxer
    Paula Caldwell was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 14 years ago. Now in her early 70’s, she was certified as a Rock Steady Boxing coach two years ago, and has helped bring the RSB program to a …

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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.