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theraband-IMG_5138MAY 2013  The very wise words of Daniel Corcos, Ph.D., Chair of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Director of the Neural Control Of Movement Laborary at UIC gives you an opportunity to take control of your life:

His blog that we posted yesterday, hosted by Robert Rogers is: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/parkinsons-recovery/2013/05/22/why-exercise-is-great-for-you

His Exercise Prescription:
STRENGTH – Progressive resistence exercise (weights, muscle response to overload) 2x week one hour to 1.5 hours
ENDURANCE – aerobic exercise (swimming) 2-4x week 30 minutes
BALANCE – (ti chi, yoga, dance) a bit each week

If you don’t have the time for all of this exercise, remember, something is better than nothing. A little bit is helpful.
Therabands = a little bit of muscle exercise = yes
Dance = coordination & timing = yes
Biking = yes
Maintain your health and don’t deteriorate! You can do it with exercise., says Corcos. TRY IT! You may slow your disease progression down. High intensity exercise is good for neurodegenerative disease [confirmed by Dr. Chrystal Greene at PWR! and others.]

Thanks to our dear friend, Nancy Neff, our alternative correspondent for suggesting that this great program was worth pursuing. YES IT WAS! Contact Dr. Corcos if you want to participate in a study in Pittsburg, Chicago, or Denver and you aren’t taking meds: dcorcos@uic.edu or call 312-355-1708. Also, thanks to host Robert Roberts at Radioblog.com

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