Why the last post on exercise and PD?

I realised that it looks a bit odd, rattling on about exercise and Parkinson’s disease, on a blog devoted to red and near infrared light.

It came about because of an email correspondence yesterday with one of the wonderful people who sends me regular and detailed updates on his progress. He is a serious runner, and has been for many years. Part of his daily record is how long his standard run takes each day.

I made the comment that I thought that his high degree of physical activity had a lot to do with his good PD progress. He replied in agreement, but also felt that the daily lights were a big part of how well he is doing. Naturally I totally concur with that!

Then this morning I found the hot-off-the-press article and editorial and sent him the links. Having read the article, it seemed logical to post it. It doesn’t hurt to remember the other things that can be done to help.

For those of you with PD for whom running is no longer something desirable, don’t despair. Doing any kind of physical activity makes a huge difference to all aspects of your physical and mental health. So do what you can, as often as you can.

Author: RedlightsontheBrain

Redlightsonthebrain is written by Catherine Hamilton, a retired doctor on behalf of Light Ahead Inc, a Tasmanian-based not-for-profit organisation. Light Ahead Inc aims to help people to learn about neurogenerative diseases and the practical, safe and scientifically-based things that may be able to help. Part of this is to provide low-cost access to red light devices, hence the DIY instructions on this blog. All sales of the Coronet red light device support the work of Light Ahead Inc.

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