Kripalu Wellness Retreat

  We have returned from a most informative and relaxing week at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Heath. The Healthy Living Immersion Program conducted in conjunction with the National Parkinson Foundation was absolutely amazing.   This wellness retreat for recently diagnosed PWP’s and their caregivers included sessions with a leading Movement Disorder Specialist, along with sessions about exercise, relationships, nutrition, and resilience led by experts in the field.  And we had various yoga, yoga dance and meditation sessions in addition to the yoga offered daily at Kripalu.  Oh and did I mention the food? We enjoyed wonderful healthy meals…

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Staying Motivated to Exercise

Here we are showing off our medals (and our Beat Parkinson’s TShirts) from this year’s Mary-thon.  What is a Mary-thon you might ask? The Mary-thon is a 26 week exercise program developed by Mary Balagna, vice president of the National ProjectLinus organization. The idea of the Mary-thon is you commit to exercise at least 30 minutes 5 days a week for 26 weeks.  You don’t have to run or walk for 30 minutes you just need to complete 30 minutes of exercise. We like to get out and walk for our exercise and I keep track of our time on…

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