Online Coaches Tip of Week – Creating a Sustainable Exercise Habit

Online Coaches Tip of the week – 17.4.21

This week I discuss an obvious but important tip for creating a sustainable exercise habit… “Do what you love and PD Warriorfy it”

As health professionals we offer a lot of advice in regards to the best type of exercise for you and your Parkinson’s.
But the best type of exercise is also the one that you will actually do! For the best results, PD Warrior exercises should be performed on a daily basis but on top of that, try to find something you enjoy doing and find a way to “PD Warriorfy” it or in other words, make it
Neuroactive.

Like walking? add bursts of BIG amplitude walking.
Enjoy going to the gym? add power based exercises to your routine.

I would love to see your comments below on how you PD Warriorfy your favourite exercise or if you are unsure how to do that, we are here to help!

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He is tenacious in his commitment to exercise and fighting Parkinson’s and does an outstanding job putting into words his Relationship with Parkinson’s…
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Past, Present and Future, by Stephen Knox:
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“Writing a story about something that occupies your past, present and future…

January – Julio d’Escrivan

Julio is the perfect example of dreaming big and not letting Parkinson’s Disease put a ceiling on what you think you can achieve. Remember your goals and achievements are specific to YOU. Your marathon might be successfully walking around the block. Your Ironman might be climbing a set of stairs with more confidence. I hope you find Julio’s story as motivating as I did:
I am a composer of music for audio=visual media and a Senior Lecturer in Music and Sound for The Screen at the University of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire…

June – John Lake

Looking back, some indicators of PD had been there for maybe up to two years before my diagnosis in April 2019. Principally my hand writing (I am R hand dominant) was becoming more and more laboured. Some eight months earlier I had decided to learn the violin, so the clincher became that I could not bow smoothly with my right arm, which became increasingly frustrating for me and my teacher. My father was afflicted with Parkinson’s late in his life, so all added up, the diagnosis was just a confirmation of what I already suspected.

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