Most of us know we should exercise for our overall health. But we also know how hard it can be to motivate ourselves to do it, especially when life, or Parkinson’s, gets in the way.
For people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), exercise can raise questions: Why should I exercise? How often should I exercise with Parkinson’s? Will working out affect the medications I take for PD? How can I motivate my husband/wife/loved one with Parkinson’s to exercise?
Answers to these questions and many more can be found in our new free guide on exercise, "Make Your Move: Exercise for Brain Health and Life with Parkinson's," written by Parkinson’s and exercise experts and informed by regular conversations with the Parkinson’s community and the insights of a small group of people living with PD. The guide offers practical tools and tips for exercise for every stage of life and life with Parkinson’s.
Whether you live with Parkinson’s, care about someone who does, worry about the possibility of PD or simply want to care for your brain as best you can — the guide has something for you.
For more on exercise and Parkinson’s, watch our recent webinar.
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