Exercise

Exercise

Shake It Up Hero – Marie

Friday, 19 August 2016

This week’s Shake It Up Hero is Marie who has been running, cooking, hosting and advocating for Shake It Up to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s research. 1. What Drives Your Commitment to find a cure for Parkinson’s? My dad Damon was diagnosed…

Walk or run for a Parkinson’s cure

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Since shake It Up was founded a huge amount of our support has come from supporters choosing to participate in athletic events around the country and asking family and friends to sponsor them. To this day, this revenue steam is…

Yoga and Meditation May Help Prevent Mental Decline

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Studies suggest that people who stay active have a lower risk of developing dementia. If you’re not able to engage in cardio activities like running, you may wonder how important vigorous exercise is to reaping those mental benefits. A new study…

Shake It Up Hero – Kirrilly

Friday, 20 May 2016

This week’s Shake It Up Hero has honoured her Dad by completing a half marathon and in the process raised $1000 for Parkinson’s research. 1. What Drives Your Commitment to find a cure for Parkinson’s? My Dad suffered from Parkinson’s for around 10 years…

7 Workouts for Parkinson’s Symptoms

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Research strongly suggests that exercise can help improve many Parkinson’s disease symptoms, such as balance and motor coordination. If you’re not a fan of running or biking, there are many other ways to get moving. “The best exercise is one…

Pedaling for a Parkinson's Cure and Enjoying the Ride

Exercising with Parkinson’s Disease: Should It Be High-Intensity?

Saturday, 31 January 2015

While any level of physical activity can be beneficial for Parkinson’s disease, recent studies have suggested that short bursts of vigorous exercise may work even better than longer sessions of moderate activity. Besides being more efficient than traditional moderate exercise,…

Channeling Dance to Keep Moving with Parkinson’s

Sunday, 10 November 2013

“Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, for which there is still no cure. I had but two options, I could live in fear, or I could scare myself healthy. I scared myself healthy, and so can you.”…

Pedaling for a Parkinson's Cure and Enjoying the Ride

Podcast: Prescribing Exercise to Treat Parkinson’s

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

While much research into Parkinson’s disease (PD) focuses on improving dopamine supply, there is an emerging scientific understanding that Parkinson’s goes well beyond the dopamine system. This has led to a new research focus on targets other than dopamine, and…

Pedaling for a Parkinson's Cure and Enjoying the Ride

Pedaling for a Cure and Enjoying the Ride

Sunday, 4 August 2013

“Some days I forget I have Parkinson’s,” says Marilyn Schaefer, 75 from Sarasota, Florida, who is a retired second grade teacher, avid tennis player, mother of four, and grandmother of 11. She recently participated in a clinical study investigating the…