Welcome 2014!

Well we have survived the holidays and here it is 2014! The Christmas tree is down and the house undecorated and it is time to make some resolutions and get the diet back to normal. The week before Christmas I visited my neurologist and he doubled my medication dosage to .5 mg three times a day.  By Christmas day the increase was having a positive effect on my balance and ‘sticky’ feet so the timing was perfect. As many of us do, I have resolved to maintain a weekly exercise routine.  I will exercise at least 30 minutes a day…

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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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