PD Fitness News


  • Exercise is medicine
    Area residents who suffer from Parkinson's disease have a new way to fight their symptoms, which include tremors, muscle rigidity, loss of balance and slow body movements. Boxing has produced amazing results. Other types of "forced exercise" -- it means ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-05-24
  • The Neuroprotective Benefits of Daily Exercise
    A study published in IOS Press reinforces this with its latest findings. According to the research, just 2.5 hours of exercise per week can protect the brain from Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is a very serious condition that progresses over the ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-05-23
  • Sioux Falls’ Inn on Wesport gets new exercise program
    Sioux Falls' Inn on Wesport gets new exercise program Inn on Wesport opened a new studio for Rock Steady Boxing, an exercise program for indiviudals with Parkinson's Disease. Check out this story on argusleader.com: http://argusne.ws/2rKy0CK ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-05-22
  • Parkinson’s patients find help at Willowbrook fitness facility
    "Well, I couldn't get out of a chair before," said the 93-year-old Palos Hills resident, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease more than 20 years ago. Watching Chamberlain walk, get on and ride an exercise bike, and work through other exercises with ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-05-18
  • Knocking out Parkinson’s Disease
    In fact, this boxing class has been showing some improvements for people who do have Parkinson's Disease. Boxing student David Taylor said after five months of class, he's comfortable doing everyday tasks now. "The core exercises that we do is really good. ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-05-15
  • No single test can determine if patient has Parkinson’s disease
    Among people with fully developed Parkinson's disease, an accurate diagnosis that leads to appropriate carbidopa-levodopa dosage is crucial. For most patients, treatment also involves an exercise program to increase fitness and improve muscle strength ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-05-15
  • Exercise, quality of life & mobility in Parkinson’s disease
    Parkinson's disease (PD) is associated with a progressive decline in mobility, which predicts decreased health-related quality of life (HRQoL). An early sign of impaired mobility is decreased walking activity. Many previous studies show that supervised ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-05-14
  • Boxing could help Parkinson’s patients improve quality of life
    "Before I started this, I could hardly walk," Benny Eldred, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's 13 years ago, said. "Now, I can walk around and I can do stuff." Schlitt pushes the boxers to their limit with strength exercises and agility drills. Despite ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-05-12
  • Patients use boxing to fight Parkinson’s Disease
    It’s counterintuitive after all. Boxing and Parkinson’s a good thing? Yep. As I soon learned, the boxing part of it involves everything but the contact. “I think that type of exercise where you’re getting aerobic activity, you’re working on ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-05-11
  • Movement as medicine for Parkinson’s patients
    Exercise might seem like an unwelcome remedy for people dealing with a disorder such as Parkinson’s disease, which can make simple, everyday movements difficult. Yet exercise can be so beneficial in helping Parkinson’s patients maintain their quality ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-05-09
  • Rock Steady Boxing NKY offers hope, community to those living with Parkinson’s disease
    Parkinson's disease is a degenerative condition characterized ... According to Rock Steady Boxing's national website, those symptoms can be staved off through regular exercise that builds the skills it would otherwise destroy, such as hand-eye coordination ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-05-08
  • Tandem Bikes Helping People With Parkinson’s In Oriental
    Some Pamlico County residents who were diagnosed with Parkinson's disease have found hope in a new type of therapy; using exercise on tandem bikes to delay the progression of the disease. Listen Listening... 8:57 Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-05-08
  • 12 Types of Exercise Suitable for Parkinson’s Disease Patients – Parkinson’s News Today
    12 Types of Exercise Suitable for Parkinson's Disease Patients  Parkinson's News TodayIf you have Parkinson's disease, there are a lot of health benefits that come along with exercise. Staying active can help you sleep, strengthen your muscles and ... read more
    Source: Google News (Exercise)Published on 2017-05-08
  • Exercise, singing, yoga and socialising can help Parkinson’s disease patients
    EVERY hour someone in the UK is told the devastating news that they have Parkinson’s disease. There is no cure for this life-changing progressive condition which affects people’s muscles and movement and often their mental health in the later stages. ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-05-07
  • Worcestershire friendship groups offer a lifeline to Parkinson’s disease patients
    The Worcester Friendship Group holds exercise classes run by a specialist Parkinson’s physiotherapist once a week, singing classes (some Parkinson’s patients develop speech problems) once a fortnight and friendship or social meetings once a month ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-05-07
  • Doctors at Columbia Asia Hospital, Ahmedabad say People with Parkinsons disease can benefit from exercise
    (MENAFN Editorial) Ahmedabad: Parkinson's disease is usually considered to be an older person's illness, but Rahul (name changed) was diagnosed with it when he was just 34. His symptoms began with him not being able to unlock his door or type correctly on ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-05-02
  • Parkinson’s patients power on with unique workout program
    It's not your typical workout since most of the participants in this program at Reuter Family YMCA have Parkinson's disease. "When I first got diagnosed, there were very little exercise opportunities," Steve Miller said. Now, Miller leads Parkinson's ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-05-02
  • Longford woman shines a light on Parkinson’s Disease
    Exercise is also an important factor in the management of Parkinson’s, and for Adell boxing and walking are to the fore when it comes to her determination to stay fit and positive. “I am doing the mini marathon as well and all the money raised will go ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-04-30
  • Instability Resistance Training Improves Neuromuscular Outcome in Parkinson’s Disease
    Methods: Thirty-nine patients with moderate to severe Parkinson's disease were randomly assigned to three groups: control (C), RT, and RTI. RT and RTI groups performed resistance exercises twice a week for 12 wk, and only the RTI group used unstable ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-04-27
  • Pioneering research into benefit of computer games to treat Parkinson’s Disease
    "Many people with Parkinson's already practice non-drug therapies, such as regular physiotherapy, speech exercises and relaxation techniques, to improve movement, ease stiff muscles and become more flexible. These therapies can relieve symptoms that aren't ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-04-26
  • Norfolk woman tailors fitness training to help people fight Parkinson’s disease
    She tells them: “Don’t give up. If you are not moving, Parkinson’s is winning.” In addition to a full-time job, volunteer work and college classes, LaPointe holds the exercise sessions seven days a week, at various locations in the region. ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-04-25
  • Exercise: New Prescription for Parkinsons Disease
    Exercise could be the new prescription for Parkinson's Disease, a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. More than six million people worldwide suffer from Parkinsons and they're traditionally treated with medication and surgery. ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-04-24
  • Boxing Program Helps Parkinson’s Patients Fight Back
    Exercise is good for just about everyone, but it may actually help slow the progression of Parkinson's Disease.. The Parkinson's Disease Foundation says there are more than 2,500 people in the Ozarks living with Parkinson's disease. While there is no known ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-04-24
  • Float like a butterfly: Parkinson’s patients take up boxing to fight symptoms
    "That somehow the symptoms and I are equal here and we can talk turkey about how much I'm going to allow Parkinson's to rule my life," she added. As for Séguin, he lives by an hour of exercise a day, including racquetball and boxing. He said his tremors ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-04-20
  • Pedal pals push back at Parkinson’s disease
    Because of the stability of a stationary bicycle, it can be an ideal exercise for those struggling with a loss of balance. Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative brain disorder which can affect movement. Although it develops slowly, symptoms may ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Exercise)Published on 2017-04-20
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