As readers of this blog know, I am a big believer in Boxing as therapy for Parkinson’s. I have met some amazing people in my boxing classes and we have created a bond because of PD. I often joke that for the last 1 1/2 years, it has been me and the boys. Other women have come and gone, some just for one time, others for months, and for some reason they all disappear, leaving me once again, alone with the boys.
Not there there is anything wrong with that (to quote Seinfeld). We have a great time and my presence doesn’t seem to change the dynamic of the group. Fortunately our instructor is a woman, whom we all adore.
So, out of curiosity, I thought it would be interesting to see what types of exercise Parkie’s are doing. Please take a look at my totally non-scientific poll and tell us what you are doing. You may vote for more than one activity. I will post the results next week.
The last poll looked at challenges with PD. It is not a surprise that sleep problems came out on top.
What is one of the biggest challenges for you because of PD?
Sleep Problems 56%
Telling others that you have PD 11%
Worrying about the future 11%
Dystonia in my foot 11%