This is the second of three webinars in a new “Let’s Keep Moving with APDA: Your PD Exercise Toolkit” series by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA). The speaker is a physical therapist with the APDA National Rehabilitation Resource Center for Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The focus of the Thursday, November 18th webinar is how to plan your fitness program so you know how often to exercise and how hard to work.
Exercise is essential for anyone living with Parkinson’s disease. This new three-part series of the APDA’s popular program “Let’s Keep Moving with APDA” explores elements of a PD exercise toolkit. You’ll learn how to set yourself up for success when it comes to exercising for PD.
This series will be presented by physical therapists at the APDA’s National Rehabilitation Resource Center for Parkinson’s Disease at Boston University’s Sargant College. These physical therapists have expertise in working with the PD community.
The second webinar in the series is scheduled for Thursday, November 18th, 10am PT.
Join the APDA for one or both upcoming episodes of the “Let’s Keep Moving with APDA: Your PD Exercise Toolkit” (a three-part series):
- November 18: Part Two: Optimal “Dose” of Exercise: How Much is Enough? — How to plan your fitness program so you know how often to exercise and how hard to work
- December 9: Part Three: Maintaining Momentum — How to keep your motivation strong so you stick with your program and make progress
You only need to register once for the series. If you miss an episode, you will receive notice of the recording.
Related Resources from the APDA
Be Active & Beyond – A Guide to Exercise and Wellness for People with Parkinson’s Disease:This free booklet guides you through exercises designed specifically for people with PD. It includes a daily exercise program, complete with step-by-step instructions and images for clarity, and an exercise log to help you keep track of your efforts.
Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: Staying Healthy, Keeping Fit: This webinar covers many common questions about exercise for people with PD including the impact of exercise on Parkinson’s disease, the types of exercise to focus on, how to improve strength and balance, and much more.
Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: Getting Motivated to Move: Sometimes it can be tough to get moving. This presentation discusses common barriers to exercise and ways to overcome them so you can incorporate exercise and movement into your life.
Related Resources from the Stanford APDA Information & Referral Center
List of online PD exercise classes