PD Warrior Exercise Program for Parkinson’s

Thursday, 21 March 2019

If you have Parkinson’s disease, you cannot afford to underestimate the benefits of exercise. Being sedentary is one of the fastest ways to increase your symptoms.  If you want to be the best you can be, now is the time…

Thinking Problems in Parkinson's

Exercise Shown to Improve Cognition in Parkinson’s

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

It’s well known that exercise invigorates both body and mind. Exercise studies in Parkinson’s disease (PD) have shown improved mobility and quality of life, and possibly slower rate of disease progression. But what can exercise do for memory and thinking (cognition),…

Coffs Harbour Boxing

Can Boxing Knock Out Parkinson’s Symptoms?

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

The big question is, what is the most effective type of exercise to help a Parkinson’s sufferer slow down the advance of the condition? As of late boxing has shown to have a positive impact on Parkinson’s symptoms. This full-body workout,…

Run for Parkinson's

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…