Living Well Resources

Success is not measured by what you accomplish,
but by the opposition you have encountered,
and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
– Orison Swett Marden

We know that having Parkinson’s disease raises a lot of questions, and while Keith and Linda Hall walk a related path, they don’t consider themselves experts. Parkinson’s Fitness does not offer medical advice, rather, we share what we learn and encourage you to discuss all information with your physicians.

Remember that you are not alone, and chances are someone has been through something similar to whatever you might be experiencing or questioning. The most important things you can work toward are forming a comprehensive team in whom you have confidence, establishing realistic goals and educating yourselves on a regular basis.

General Education

American Parkinson’s Disease Association- MA Chapter: http://www.apdama.org
Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness: http://www.gordon.edu/balance
Learn to Live Well with Parkinson’s: http://pdplan4life.com/
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation: http://www.pdf.org
Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation: https://nwpf.org
Living with Parkinson’s Disease: The Michael J. Fox Foundation: https://www.michaeljfox.org

Care Partners

Caring and Coping: a Caregiver’s Guide to Parkinson’s Disease (workbook): caremap.Parkinson.org or call the National Parkinson Foundation Helpline at 1-800-473-4636

Exercise to Ease Symptoms

Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease: https://www.michaeljfox.org/understanding-parkinsons/living-with-pd/topic.php?exercise
Exercise – Parkinson’s Disease Foundation: http://www.pdf.org/en/exercise
Does Exercise Impact Parkinson’s  – Parkinson’s Disease Foundation: http://www.pdf.org/en/parkinson_exercise_impact
Exercise Research – National Parkinson’s Foundation: http://www.parkinson.org/Parkinson-s-Disease/Treatment/Exercise/Exercise-Research
Fitness for People with Parkinson’s – Lehigh Valley Woman’s Journal: http://lehighvalleywomansjournal.com/fitness-for-people-with-parkinsons/

Nutrition

Nutrition You Can Live With!: http://nutritionucanlivewith.com/
Nutrition: What Matters Most-Parkinson’s Disease Fndt: http://www.pdf.org/en/winter06_07_Nutrition_and_Parkinson
Eating Right for Parkinson’s-Parkinson’s Disease Plan for Life: http://www.pdplan4life.com/nutrition-parkinsons-disease.htm