Thursday, March 10, 2011

Pickleball vs. Parkinson's disease

A great article and video on the benefits of Pickleball against Parkinson's. One of our NIP Rockford players plays Pickleball due to his diagnosis of Parkinson's. It's fantastic to see this article that highlights the benefits.

"While scientists have yet to find a cure for the disease, Jung said there are ways to manage and treat Parkinson's, and physical activities such as Tai Chi, bicycling and Pickleball help exercise the brain's circuitry.  It's a great way to get exercise without thinking about it, said Higgins. You just get in the game. Get in the competition and end up exercising longer and more aggressively than I would normally."


Article and video:
http://gigharbor.patch.com/articles/video-pickleball-smashes-parkinsons


For more inforamtion about Parkinson's disease visit:
http://www.parkinson.org/

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