The message is clear: Exercise can offer great benefits to people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). But once you make the decision to get moving, what next? How do you make time? How do you do it safely? How do you stay motivated? Is there a “best” way to exercise?
In this audio from our Third Thursdays Webinar, our experts discuss strategies for making exercise a meaningful part of your life. They share practical tips on how to overcome common barriers and make the most of exercise when living with PD, including being aware of different types, frequencies and intensities. Two people with Parkinson’s who have very different challenges and attitudes about fitness offer their perspectives on how to get moving and stay the course.
If you’d rather listen on the go, subscribe to our Michael J. Fox Foundation Parkinson's Podcast on iTunes or through any podcast app on your smartphone or tablet. If you enjoyed what you heard, share it with a friend or leave a review on iTunes. It helps listeners like you find and support our mission.
Rachel Dolhun, MD, DipABLM, MJFF senior vice president of medical communications, leads a discussion with panelists:
Lori Quinn, PT, EdD, FAPTA, professor of movement sciences and kinesiology, Columbia University
Denise Coley, MJFF Patient Council member and Parkinson’s advocate
Larry Gifford, MJFF Patient Council member and Parkinson’s advocate
Whether you have Parkinson’s or not, you can help move research forward. Join the study that’s changing everything.