An exercise habit or physically active lifestyle is hard to develop and maintain, even for people who do not have the added challenges of Parkinson's disease. In my research program, we seek the best exercise prescriptions for your health and performance. But there is a more important issue that often gets in the way of this information becoming useful. Motivation!
the three overlapping domains of health).
Below are three links to resources that might help you to get started. Starting a new exercise program requires more than knowing what exercises to do - it requires you to train your motivation as well.
- Parkinsons Exercise Essentials: Getting Started, Staying Motivated, Seeing Results (DVD). This is a 1min 57s trailer for a DVD you can request from the Phinney Foundation HERE.
- Parkinson'sExerciseEssentials: Wendy. Listen to Wendy's story (4 min 53 s).
- ACSM Finding your motivation for exercise. This is a pdf brochure that you can download.
Be well. --ck