Physical Exercise

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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Exercise and Anxiety
Bruce

Exercise and Anxiety

The New York Times recently recycled an article (“Why Exercise Makes You Less Anxious”) that it had published years ago on the relationship between anxiety and exercise – specifically aerobic and endurance exercises.  The bottom line:  by exercising regularly over time (at least six weeks might be the minimum), your mind will develop healthy new …

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The Athletic Life: One Aspect
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The Athletic Life: One Aspect

Yesterday I entered the Grimaldo’s One Mile Swim Competition, held on the beach at Coney Island.  Things did not go as planned.  Let’s tell the story chronologically… The alarm clock rings at 4:30 a.m.  Parky 1, 2, and 3 are ready to go, and so are my goggles, towel and Parkinson’s pills.  The picture is …

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Help Bruce Swim His Way to a Cure for Parkinson’s!
Bruce

Help Bruce Swim His Way to a Cure for Parkinson’s!

Summer’s here, and the time is right for dancing in the streets…and swimming long distance open water events to raise funds for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research! Click here to donate! I am swimming in three events: – July 22: Grimaldo’s Mile (a one-mile race along the beach at Coney Island) – …

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Sunny Sundays!
Bruce

Sunny Sundays!

In celebration of all things sunny, and to promote an enriched environment, Parking Suns now features every Sunday a different YouTube music clip about the sun! A few weeks ago I featured Justin Timberlake singing “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”  It appears the catchy melody and rhythm have gotten everyone up off the sofa and dancing hither, thither and …

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Cure for Parkinson’s? Try Irish Dancing!
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Cure for Parkinson’s? Try Irish Dancing!

A friend alerted me to this article about an Italian doctor who enjoys playing Irish music and who noticed that a man with Parkinson’s seemed to lose his symptoms when he did Irish dancing. So the doctor, Daniele Volpe, conducted an experiment with 24 Parkies.  Half of them received conventional physical therapy for six months.  The …

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