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  • June 16, 2019 – Parkinson’s Weekly Update
    June 16, 2019 – Parkinson’s Weekly Update

    Weekly Update Highlights: Parkinson's Disease and the nagging spouse; Parkinson's Si Buko (the must-read inspiring effort in Uganda to educate that PD is not witchcraft); Generic Carbidopa/Levodopa Extended Release; Gut Bacteria Interferes with Parkinson's Disease Medication; PD research updates; diet and nutrition for Parkinson's; PD exercise programs in the news; and more.

  • June 10, 2019 – Parkinson’s Weekly Update
    June 10, 2019 – Parkinson’s Weekly Update

    World Parkinson Congress 2019 Highlights: Remembering Tom Isaacs; Advice to caregivers: "Be a bit more of a selfish pig"; triple amputee with PD exclaims "If I can do it, you can do it. Get out and go!"; PD diet & nutrition study analyzes real world diet of people with PD to determine what helps and what doesn't; “Living Well, Running Hard: Lessons Learned from Living with Parkinson’s Disease”; plus a weekly roundup of Parkinson's related news...

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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.