Monday, January 3, 2011

Healthy Habits can help Parkinson's Symptoms

Although there is no cure for Parkinson's disease, making certain lifestyle change can aid you in managing symptoms.

The University of Maryland Medical Center offers these suggestions:
  •  Eat a healthy diet.
  •  Exercise regularly, but don't try to do more than you have the energy for.
  •  Allow your body to rest, and do your best to minimize stress.
  •  Consider physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy.
  •  Think about special accommodations, such as utensils to make eating easier or the addition of handrails at home.
  •  Consult with a social worker or counselor to find out if they may be of help.
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