Tools to beat PD

Battling Parkinson’s is a 24/7 training regimen that requires access to the best education, the best tools and the best experts. Here are a few of our favorites. Parkinson’s Education from the Experts 10 Breakthrough Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease Brain Storms: The Race to Unlock the Mysteries of Parkinson’s Disease Dropping the P Bomb by…

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Beat the freeze

15 ways to just say no to standing still when faced with a freezing episode… If you’re in a boxing class, try counting out punches when freezing happens – either 1234 or actual punch combo numbers. Lift up your hands to the side while breathing in, then just let them drop. Repeat 2 or 3 times….

Sleep

Getting zzzzzs

Sleeping soundly is an experience that is lost to many people with Parkinson’s. But there are all-natural options – especially important when you’re already juggling bottles and bottles of meds. Dr. Sara Gottfried is a physician who has spent years exploring the impact of hormones on health, who has discovered lifestyle hacks – instead of…

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TRX for PwP

Ever wonder why people at the gym (ours or others) were training with those yellow-and-black straps? Maybe you thought the exercises looked easy? Wrong. They are more challenging, more fun and more effective — especially for balance, core strength and flexibility — than most people even imagine! Whether I had you at challenging, fun or…

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Post-workout recovery

Everyone needs help with recovery after workouts, but Parkinson’s adds a special twist to the mix of your options. Recouping your stores of glycogen — responsible for performance in the gym and beyond — is commonly achieved by consuming carbs and protein within 30 minutes post-workout, but but then there’s the issue of protein not…

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Surviving summertime travel

Basics for traveling with Parkinson’s: A letter from your neurologist identifying your diagnosis. This can help you avoid awkward scenarios where you are perceived as being under the influence. Meds. On you, not in your checked luggage. Listen to your body. Book with a travel agent who understands the challenges of traveling with disabilities. Carpe…