Tag Archives: physical activity

sit less and move your as… ana

Sedentary lifestyles are killing us. ‘Sedentary‘ is defined as the act of sitting… sitting on the couch, sitting in the car, sitting at your desk, sitting to eat. ‘Sedentary’ does not mean ‘inactive’. ‘Inactive‘ is defined by an individual not meeting current recommendations for physical activity – Ayurveda, the sister-science to yoga, focuses on balanced, stable and nourishing routines. Ayurveda… Read more »

3 things to know about frailty and Parkinson’s: II. Physical activity

Following up my previous post on quality of life and mobility related to frailty and Parkinson’s disease, I want to talk about physical activity. This article tells us that females with Parkinson’s are 10x more likely to be frail than males, so it’s important to focus (for a moment!) on females. And since we know physical activity declines with Parkinson’s, so… Read more »

Parkinson Wellness Recovery – Exercise 4 Brain Change!

Last week, I went to a talk by Becky Farley, PhD, MS, PT, sponsored by Parkinson Society BC. The topic was “EXERCISE AS MEDICINE” and she discussed some of the work she does at her Parkinson Wellness Recovery gym in Tuscon, Arizona. About Dr. Becky Farley Becky became involved in Parkinson’s disease during her post-doctoral work when she investigated the muscle activation… Read more »

occupational hazard

Could Parkinson’s disease be considered an occupational hazard? Some research indicates that farmers, ranchers & fishermen (link here to the research article), and people with more education (link to research article), especially health care workers and teachers are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease later in life. Conversely, engineers, construction and production workers are less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease. The… Read more »