The Michael J. Fox Foundation is holding a Parkinson’s Research Study on Smell. They want to study the relationship between loss of smell and Parkinson’s. They are looking for 10,000 participants. The participants should either be above the age of 60 or have Parkinson’s.
An integral aspect to maintaining a healthy body and mind while dealing with Parkinson’s Disease is exercising. Follow the simple tips below to ensure that your weekly exercise routine is working to actively alleviate possible symptoms.
- Make sure to ALWAYS warm up and cool down before and after exercising.
- If you have trouble balancing, do not let this stop you from being active. Exercise near a pole or railing to reduce probability of falling.
- To improve balance and stability, try practicing yoga.
- Try practicing sports that require hand-eye coordination but do not require excess physical movement, like ping pong!
- Like those who do not have Parkinson’s Disease, Parkinson’s patients should exercise 4-5 times per week for 30-40 minutes.
- Make sure to know your body’s limits. If an activity is too strenuous, or is painful, you will need to modify your exercise regime.
- Remember to exercise both physically AND mentally. Try incorporating puzzles, crosswords, and brain games into your daily routine.
- If possible, incorporate the three major types of exercise, cardiovascular activity, strength training, and stretching, into your weekly routine.
- Exercise with a partner to stay motivated.
10. Have Fun! The more you enjoy your exercise routines the easier it will be to stay consistently active and feeling your best.
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