Stay Injury Free While Combating Parkinson’s Disease

I just posted this on our East Tennessee Support Group website and thought I would also post it here. This excellent article is from the PD Gladiators™ website and is posted here with their permission. PD Gladiators™ is a nonprofit organization devoted to combating Parkinson’s disease with vigorous exercise. They are based in Atlanta and provide over 40 weekly exercise classes for PD patients in the Atlanta area. For more information, please visit their website by clicking here. Stay Injury Free While Combating Parkinson’s Disease Posting for Dr. Hackney this month is Maggie Coslett a doctoral candidate at Emory University…

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Pedaling with Parkinson’s

As part of our stay here in Florida, we became temporary members at a local Gym that provides PwP specific classes along with all the other amenities of a large gym.  One of the classes they offer is Pedaling with Parkinson’s, a twice a week spin class specificly designed for PwP’s.  The objective of the session is to cycle for 40 minutes, keeping your heart rate between 60% – 80% of your MHR (maximum heart rate), and keeping the cadence (RPM) between 80 and 90 RPM per minute. In order to take the class, I had an hour long evaluation…

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