Physical Exercise

High Intensity Workouts May Slow PD Progression for the Newly Diagnosed
Bruce

High Intensity Workouts May Slow PD Progression for the Newly Diagnosed

The NY Times reported this week on a research study which found that high-intensity treadmill training slowed the progression of Parkinson’s disease in Parkies who were “newly diagnosed” (that is, diagnosed within the past five years). The researchers studied 128 men and women who fit this definition.  The researchers randomly divided the participants into three …

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“Golden Boy” Update: Boxing, Acting, Defeating Parkinson’s
Bruce

“Golden Boy” Update: Boxing, Acting, Defeating Parkinson’s

After I posted yesterday about the revival of the 1937 play “Golden Boy,” one of the people involved with the project (and with the organization which is sponsoring it, stoPD), Dr. Roberta Marongiu, wrote the following comment on a Facebook page where I had left a link to my post: Roberta Marongiu Thank you so much …

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“Golden Boy” w/ Parkinson’s
Bruce

“Golden Boy” w/ Parkinson’s

The local NPR radio station in New York, WNYC, just interviewed three people  involved in a revival of Clifford Odet’s 1937 play, “Golden Boy.”  The play focuses on a young man who is talented at the violin and dreams of pursuing a musical career, while at the same time a boxing promoter wants the young …

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Review:  The Parkinson’s Playbook, by Robert Smith
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Review:  The Parkinson’s Playbook, by Robert Smith

Robert Smith, a retired landscaping architect who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2006, has just come out with a book that explains how he turned his life around five years after his diagnosis. Apparently from 2006 until 2011, he was on a downward spiral, still working long hours and getting by primarily on Parkinson’s …

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Swimming Lake George – 2017
Bruce

Swimming Lake George – 2017

This past weekend I swam a 2.5 kilometer (1.5 mile) open water race in Lake George, New York, to raise funds for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.  Before we get to the photos, please click here to support me! Click! And now, on with the story! Wake up, Parky 1, 2 and …

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Swimming the Hudson River
Bruce

Swimming the Hudson River

Today, with the support of Parky 1, Parky 2 and Parky 3, I swam across the Hudson River from the city of Newburgh to the town of Beacon.  Newburgh and Beacon are not quite halfway up the Hudson River if you’re traveling from New York City to Albany, the state capital.  The river is a …

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