Monday, November 27, 2006

Pilates can aid some with Parkinson's

Just received from a friend this interesting news for Parkinson sufferers. Although unrelated to my central topic here I think it is an important finding that is worthwhile sharing.

Parkinson's, a degenerative disorder, inhibits a person's ability to
control movement. Its most common symptoms include tremors, slowness of
movement, rigidity and poor balance.

The Parkinson Center of the Oregon Health and Science University in
Portland held a Pilates pilot program earlier this year,
and after it found improvement in the participants' rigidity and
balance it launched a twice-weekly class open to the public.

Instructors say the basic principal of Pilates — increasing core
strength and improving flexibility and balance — is extremely helpful
in countering the effects of Parkinson's in some people.

"A lot of times exercise is as much for the head as it is for the
body," said John White of Corvallis, Ore. "To feel like you can help
yourself in some way is really important."

More information on wellness at Relaxation Zone, the Liquid Multivitamins and Nutrition Information Center and Healthy Habits.


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1 comment:

Guillermo Jiménez said...

¡Hola mi estimado amigo!
Saludos Gilberto, después de una temporada de no visitarte (debido a que estaba en altamar), ahora nuuevamente me "reporto" y veo con agrado que tienes muy buenos articulos (espero tener tiempo de leer completamente por lo menos algunos de ellos), posteriormente te enviare los respectivos comentarios.
Posdata: ¿tienes una bitácora -blog en español o estoy en un error?
Sin más por el momento me despido y seguiremos en contacto.