Balance Benefit Program
Improve your health through the Balance Benefit program, designed for those with Parkinson’s disease or similar conditions who wish to experience a healthier independent lifestyle. The class incorporated stretching, cardiovascular activities, leisure education and strength training in a supportive group environment. Physician consent and pre-registration is required. To register contact Cynthia Bowen 643-0473. Cost: $25 for a 5 session class.
NCPAD: Exercise/Fitness: Exercise Video List
Keep Fit While You Sit – An exercise video designed for persons with … Sit and Be Fit: The Caregivers Guide to Exercise Video – The Caregiver’s Guide To …
- All Sitting Video
- Sit and Be Fit: Arthritis Specialty Video Tape
- Bed Top Yoga
- Chair Dancing – Chair Dancing®
- Chair Dancing Around the World
- Chair Dancing Through the Decades
- Chair Yoga Stretching and Relaxation from the Comfort of your Chair
- Fitness and Independence with Janet Reed
- Keep Fit While You Sit
- More Sit Down and Tone Up
- MS Wheelchair Workout
- Richard Simmons: Sit Tight Video
- Seated Yoga
- Sit and Be Fit
- Sit and Be Fit: Multiple Sclerosis Specialty Video
- Sit and Be Fit: The Caregivers Guide to Exercise Video
- Sit Down and Tone Up
- Swing Into Shape
- The ROM Dance: A Range of Motion Exercise and Relaxation Program
- Tone and Stretch I
- Tone and Stretch II
- Tone and Stretch III
- Tone and Stretch IV
- Wheelchair Workout and Feel Fit Videos
- Wheelercise Recovery Exercise Video
Exercises For The Parkinson Patient-Just as running water does not freeze, so moving muscles do not freeze.
Know the facts. The maintenance of normal muscle tone and function is an important aspect of the treatment of parkinsonism. In part, medication administered for your illness achieves this goal. However, to realize the full benefit of the medication daily exercise and activity are essential. This booklet outlines some of the exercises capable of maintaining muscle power and tone and preventing deformities of the limbs and spine. Their daily performance has proved most beneficial to patients with this illness…
Parkinson’s disease and exercise
Parkinson’s disease is an incurable, progressive neurological condition. The symptoms include tremor, rigidity, slowness and impaired movement. Evidence suggests that regular exercise can improve some of these symptoms and enhance quality of life. This article includes a sample exercise workout, but you should consult closely with your doctor, physiotherapist or health care professional when devising your own exercise program.
Slow Parkinson’s With Exercise (WebMD) Exercise may slow the onset of Parkinson’s disease, a new animal study shows. A pilot study is under way to test this theory in Parkinson’s disease patients.
It’s a wake-up call for the rest of us to get some regular exercise, the researchers say.
“The concept is emerging that exercise is not only good for the heart and body weight, but also good for the brain,” senior researcher Michael J. Zigmond, PhD, co-director of the Center for Neurosciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, tells WebMD…
Exercise For People With Parkinson’s Disease
Exercise benefits both the physical and psychological well-being of people with Parkinson’s disease. Because Parkinson’s disease affects a person’s ability to move, exercise helps to keep muscles strong and to improve flexibility and mobility. Exercise does not stop the disease from progressing; however, it improves balance, helping people overcome gait problems and strengthen the muscles that aid in swallowing and speaking. Also, exercise can prevent some of the secondary long-term complications of Parkinson’s disease such as stiffening of the joints. Patients also receive the emotional satisfaction of feeling they have accomplished something.
Check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program. Your doctor might make recommendations about…
This Gentle Fitness video..
- Improves daily function.
- Inspires confidence and independence.
- Helps patients heal emotionally and physically.
- Helps patients sleep better, look better, cope easier, keep medication to a minimum – naturally.
- Promotes ROM, balance, emotional calm and vitality. Gentle Fitness is a blend of yoga, Feldenkrais, t’ai chi, and modern application of exercise kinesiology and physiology.
- Teaches therapeutic, pursed-lip breathing for COPD patients and others with weakened vital capacity.
Motivating Moves is an approach to exercise that emphasizes coordination, balance, flexibility, postural alignment, diaphragmatic breathing, spatial awareness and dynamic movement range.
Motivating Moves teaches you how to improve your strength and reduce your risk of injury. Exercises in Motivating Moves require coordinating movements of the upper and lower body and right and left sides. The movements are varied in tempo, spatial direction, dynamic qualities, complexity of phrasing, and according to which body parts are most active. This variation is intentional; it provides recuperation.