Curiosity Is Exciting

~Ways Curiosity Can Enhance Our Well-Being~

How many times have you heard the saying “Curiosity killed the Cat?” Of course, the levels of uncertainty can be high, but we should hold onto the thoughts of scrutinizing. This is something that could hold many benefits and gratifications. Our curiosity may include an opportunity to reveal great new information, but also taking a journey into the obscure territory. The unknown can create a momentarily feeling of apprehension and discomfort, but the risks may be outweighed by the benefits. Giving in to your curiosity could help you gain a chance to expand your horizons and the fulfillment that comes along with personal growth. Challenging yourself to search for new experiences and different outlooks provides deeper insights about yourself and the world.

What exactly does “curiosity” mean? Curiosity means having a strong desire to know or learn something new. Entering the area of curious exploration shows the desire to learn and you are choosing to accept the challenge, instead of accepting the current situation as the end all be all.

What makes a highly curious person different from someone who is not very curious? Those who are extremely curious tend to:

1. Search and track down new and unknown experiences.

2. Question the views of others, oneself, ad the world with an unavoidable unbendable knowledge and/or awareness.

3. Behave more receptive to circumstances offering growth, competence, and stimulation.

A curious min can offer numerous benefits and promotes a sense of well-being. Curiosity positively relates to gaining satisfaction in life and the true meaning of life. Activities that require carrying out curious behavior can increase the amount of satisfaction you gain from life. Curiosity can ignite creativity, which may invigorate deeper exploration and combined other ideas with the creative-thinking process.

We have all been told that negativity and positivity can be contagious, but curiosity can also be contagious. Many will end up being curious regarding the answers to questions asked, especially when there is evidence that others are interested as well.

Curiosity can be profoundly important in developing social connections, empathy, and understanding. The vastly contrast views, experiences, and values of others offer unfamiliar areas to investigate, which may lead to immense benefits.

Nourishing an understanding and recognizing other cultures, customs, values, and ideas is a type of “social curiosity”. Empathetic curiosity is being curious about the thoughts and feelings of others, as well as the reasoning behind these thoughts and feelings. This curiosity regarding others’ experiences and being intrigued by others without any judgments.

Of course, empathetic curiosity requires us to ignore any need for being familiar and admit our opinions, and beliefs are not the only ones that matter. When we have an opportunity to become enlightened by the experiences of someone else and can respect the difference in views and ways of doing things are not any less important than anyone else’s. Everyone’s views are meaningful and deserve to be respected.

The feelings of enjoyment and pleasure are typically related to doing things that are known and comfortable. However, curiosity forces us to search for things that are new and/or unknown. This does not need to be a huge change but can be something as simple as trying new food, book, or even taking the time to talk with a colleague you have not spoken to before. This new food, book, or the new colleague you spoke with may provoke even more curiosity and delight in your life.

I am going to share a few ways to help trigger your curiosity.

1. Walk away from the TV and read instead. This is something that sets extraordinarily successful people apart from others. 85% of those that are successful read 2 or more self-improvement books per month.

2. Utilize social media platforms and podcasts for greater benefits. Fill what you are listening to with inspirational and life-giving materials. Things that provide you with life and reminds you that your possibilities are endless.

3. Engage with people that have different viewpoints than your own. Be open-minded with the views others have and remain honest, and respectful with your own thoughts/views. Collaborative thinking is an astonishing way to gain deeper insight and learn new ideas.

4. Take some time to make a list of activities that offer opportunities for you to learn and grow. Search for these and then reflect on the benefits each offer and what you will gain from these new experiences.

5. Examine your perspective in specific situations, and then ask yourself why you think or react in a certain way to some situations.

6. Always ask questions and pay close attention to the answers. Avoid passing judgment and try being curious about others’ experiences and their unique viewpoints.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and it offered you some exciting new experiences. I would love to read your thoughts on this and if you have any other advice for ways to break into curiosity. Our curious thoughts can help us to encounter exhilarating adventures!

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you are having a great week and you are continuing to stay safe. Unfortunately, even though many have received the COVID vaccine, many others are still waiting, and the virus continues to spread! I do believe we are continuously dealing with difficult times, but we need to find ways to remain optimistic. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Pick Me Up Thursday

~It Is Finally Friday Eve~

How has your week been so far? My week has been an emotional roller-coaster. I told you earlier in the week that our older cat, Chloe, had been diagnosed with early-stage kidney failure a few years ago and seemed to not be doing so well in the past few days. Initially, her doctor’s appointment was scheduled for today, but on Tuesday night I noticed what looked to be blood in the litter box, so I called the vet frantic and requested her an earlier appointment. My husband and I took her to the vet yesterday morning to have her checked out. They drew blood, sent the blood for testing, and gave her fluids, and sent her home with us. I am supposed to hear from the doctor today before noon and if I do not, believe me, I will call them! The one thing the doctor said is that Chloe is getting older and with her kidney failure, she might also have a thyroid issue, which is treatable. Waiting for answers is torture, but hopefully, we will not get awful news.

Considering, this week has been difficult for me at least, I think we could use a little pick me up to get us through one final day before the weekend begins! I am hopeful that the quote I am sharing with y’all today, will provide you with the energy and optimism to get you through to the weekend. We all go through challenging and even tragic times in our lives, but I have confidence that we can make it through just about anything. I do believe that the combination of love and peace provides us with strength.

None of you are going to be surprised, but I do not have any plans for the weekend. Do any of you have anything planned? Whatever you decide to do this weekend, please make sure you stay as safe as you possibly can! I am looking forward to a quiet and peaceful weekend giving me the time to give Chloe LOTS of love. I will also plan on trying to help my mother through the difficult news she received on Wednesday. Once we got home from Chloe’s appointment, my mother called to tell me her mother’s doctor gave her a month to live. I feel for my mother, but her mother (yes, my grandmother) and I are not and have never been close.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed the quote I shared and I look forward to reading your comments. I do promise to respond to all comments as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!!

Always, Alyssa

A Little Off-Script

I might be a few days late for my normal “Let It Go” Friday quote, but I think I am going to go a little off-script today. There are things we can and should let go of, especially when it is from the craziness of the week, but there are also somethings that are not that easy to just simply “let go” of. The few issues I have tried, but failed to find a way to let go of are the hundreds and thousands of death from COVID-19, discrimination, violence, and hatred, the lies heard from those we “should” be able to trust, and the healthcare or lack thereof in the United States.

I am having a hard time not letting ALL the deaths due to COVID-19 bother me. I guess I can’t understand why we are all still in the same or even the worst situation since we were at the beginning of the year. This isn’t a political thing, this is a life and death situation and having the good common sense to do what is necessary. Wearing a mask isn’t fun and even feels a little suffocating, but it can be life-saving. Or even just social distancing should not be that difficult, but some seem to think it is. It is way past time to follow the advice from the experts. So, please when you leave the safety of your house, wear a mask and social distance!

I will also never understand why there is SO much hatred in this world which is spreading faster than a wildfire. Discrimination is nothing new, as it has been going on for decades now. The color of another person’s skin, who they love, where they are from or anything else should not matter! Forgive me for saying this, but I do think the amount of hatred escalated much more over the past four years. I mean, we have heard the president of the United States call COVID-19 the Chinese virus. We have also heard this same person talk negatively about people from other countries and of other nationalities, which is very wrong, but that is only my opinion.

There has been a widespread amount of violence over the past few years as well and honestly, it goes back even further than this. Again, this only my opinion and it is okay if you disagree with me, but violence does not do anything productive and only creates more problems. I wish that there would come a day where we can all get along and join together for the good of humanity. I guess maybe I am just naïve, but there is no reason why everyone can’t unite and help one another during troubling times.

The United States is one of the richest countries in the world, but yet the healthcare is a complete disgrace. The United States is the only developed country that does not offer the citizens free healthcare and instead allows the insurance companies to charge an insane amount of money, and that money still does not cover the policy holder’s entire amount. For those of us that have several medications we need to take daily, the pharmaceutical companies charge a ridiculous amount for each prescription. If it was not for the Gilenya Go Program, my medication for one month would cost more than my car and I don’t mean just one car payment, I mean the full amount of the car, which I would never be able to afford it. The Gilenya for only one month costs over $8,000, which is ridiculous! Unfortunately, without the Gilenya, I am afraid my condition would deteriorate rapidly.

After reading all of this, can any of you suggest a way to let go of these things?  I have tried, but I am not able to. I am also one of those people, as y’all probably already know, who wears my heart on my sleeve. My heart breaks for what so many people have gone through and I wish there was something I could do to help, but I am only one person.

Thank you for reading this post, which is a little more of a rant of my feelings and nowhere near the positive way I am normally. Change is something that is necessary and I have no idea how to implement the changes that are required.I do hope you had a nice and relaxing weekend! I am looking forward to reading your comments and promise to respond as quickly as I can. Thankfully, my husband and I do not have two- legged children that we have to worry about going to school; our four- legged children never leave the house and are always safe! I am a chronic worrier and I do not think I could handle having any more people to worry about. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Motivational Monday!

Stay True To Yourself & Stay Positive!

Happy Monday y’all! I am sorry I am a little behind today. I have been fighting a nasty and evil migraine since yesterday. It is a little better this morning, but I am still struggling some with a mild headache and other not so mild pain. Next Monday will be my first day at my new work from home job! I am a mixture of excited and nervous, but I am sure everything will be fine!

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? I hope whatever you did you stayed safe and enjoyed every moment! On Saturday, I spent the entire day either cleaning or organizing. I have two boxes of stuff I am going to be donating to those in need! It is my belief that when there are things like clothing and household items that are going unused, it would be much more useful to donate to another person that is in need.

I know I am a few hours behind with sharing my normal Motivational Monday quote, but I hope this quote provides you with the motivation needed to start the week with a positive mindset! Of course, I would love to read your thoughts on it and will respond as quickly as I can.

Thank you for visiting my site today! I do always appreciate your continued support and enjoy reading your comments and the posts you share on your blog! Remember, the virus has not gone anywhere yet and is actually becoming more dangerous because too many people are acting carelessly, so it is crucial to follow all safety protocols! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Avoiding Drama

Ways to Avoid Drama

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I personally do not enjoy drama at all! The only drama that is welcomed in my life is from General Hospital, the only soap opera I watch and have watched for many years. I think any other drama is exhausting and completely unnecessary. Many people seem to live and breathe for drama and find life boring when there isn’t any drama in their daily life. I see drama as a useless and immature way to cope with life. Drama only increases the difficult and challenging times and in the end simply isn’t worth it.

With all the other unavoidable hard times we will encounter in life, we all must have a positive and clear mental state of mind. To have a life as stress-free and peaceful as possible, eliminating drama from our lives may be very beneficial, it just involves learning and implementing a few essential skills, which I will share with y’all!

1. Evaluate your circle regularly-

It is obvious, that the people we communicate with and are around most have the greatest impact and influence on our lives and views. It is undeniable the surrounding ourselves with people that enjoy drama and bring a massive amount of it into our lives is unhealthy for our mental state of mind.

It might not be easy to remove people from our lives, especially if they are family, but we can limit our contact with them until they make necessary changes in their life.

When evaluating those we spend the most time with it is important to take our time. There are questions we must ask ourselves, such as are these people positive? Do they cause us to feel good or drained? Do these people bring good or bad in our lives? If we continue answering these questions honestly, we will know what will be best for our happiness in life.

2. Practice the Gray Rock Method-

The gray rock method is a practice used to remove the fascination and entertainment form a narcissist’s life. This is a method used to make someone lose interest in us. You aren’t feeding their desire for drama or attention and they no longer have interest in you.

This method can also work with people who have a lot of drama in their lives, who unintentionally spread it by constantly insisting on the need for emotional support, but never do anything to correct their situation.

The sad truth is, these people typically offer and give next to nothing, but demand our full attention and support. They will make everyone else’s life and problems seem uninteresting and boring and draw all attention back to what they are dealing with, which is probably self-inflicted.

One simple way to handle these individuals is to give evasive answers, never give your opinions, avoid subjects with deep emotions involves, and no matter what they say or do, show no visible emotional reactions. It is also best to not share any personal information that they could use as an angle to work you into drama.

3. Only give advice when asked-

The advice topic can be a touchy situation. No one wants to be told what to do and advice is often unwelcomed unless it was asked for.

If you are the type of person that wants to help others get their lives together, unfortunately, this can be a double-edged sword because even though you only want to help, you can end up trapped in their cycle of drama.

One option for those that simply want to help others is to never advise unless that person asks for it. There are times when we might not fully understand if advice is being requested or they are just wanting to vent, so do not be afraid to ask this person. To avoid being sucked into their drama, make a rule for yourself to only give advice once and only once!

4. Utilize tactful honesty-

People who enjoy drama hate hearing the truth because it clearly diminishes their dramatic situation. It is best to do this tactfully because many people do not listen to things when they are said brutally.

To give tactful honesty, you must remain calm, cool, and collected no matter how much the other person tries to get you to argue. An argument, because you were honest, can be avoided by just not engaging with them. You can also give another tactful response by saying, “You asked for my advice and this was only my opinion.”

“I hate drama”-

People who enjoy drama will show it almost immediately. If someone says to you “I hate drama” or “I do not get along with this person”. Pay close attention before getting too close to them. Both of these phrases show this person has had constant issues with other people before. Many times this person is unaware of their problems with their interactions.

It is common these people continue making bad decisions and surround themselves with toxic people, but you will have the choice to not get too involved.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope the information provided was beneficial for you and you will be able to distance yourself from any unwanted drama. I would love to read your thoughts on this delicate topic and how you handle it when anyone attempts to bring drama into your life. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Pick-Me-Up-Thursday

Happy Friday eve y’all! I hope you are having a great week and you are staying safe. We have almost made it through another week and are heading towards another weekend. Unfortunately, not only has the virus calmed down, but the world is going through many other challenges. It may get difficult to find the positive in a nation full of so many awful issues going on. Honestly, everything we see going on breaks my heart, but all we can do is treat others with kindness, respect, compassion, and empathy.

As we are going to be starting the weekend soon, we must all continue to follow safety protocols. This means to always wear a mask when you go out of your home, wear gloves or at least do not touch your face until you have washed your hands. practice both social distancing and common sense, and wash your hands numerous times a day. It does not matter that the president of the United States refuses to wear a mask, do what is best for you and your family and wear one!

With all that said, we do need a little “pick-me-up” to help us get through one last day! Even though I do strongly believe we need extra motivating during these hard times, I am going to continue sticky to my normal routine by doing Motivational Monday, Pick-Me-Up-Thursday, and Let It Go Friday. If you tell me that you would like additional positive quotes, I will make sure to do so! Until then, I do hope the quote I am sharing today will serve you with the pick me up needed and do look forward to reading your thoughts on it!

Thank y’all for visiting my site today. I hope you have a lovely day and you are feeling the best you possibly can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Motivational Monday!

Happy Monday y’all! I hope you had a lovely and safe weekend and you are ready to start a new week! I honestly did not to much over the weekend besides clean and organize my house. I did do a little writing and reading, but nothing outside the house. I still do not think things are safe with the virus because I am only seeing numbers increase drastically where I live. I do the best I can to stay home and if I need to leave the house I wear my mask and disinfect everything that comes into our house!

As we begin this new week, I think we could use a little motivation to start the week off with a positive mind! I hope the quote I am sharing will provide you with the motivation needed to start the week and I hope your week only gets better as the days pass by! I would really love to read your thoughts on this quote as well and promise to respond as quickly as I can!

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you have an excellent start to the week and you are feeling the best you possibly can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Pick-Me-Up-Thursday!

Happy Friday eve y’all! I hope you had a good week and you are feeling the best you possibly can! Now that we have made it through another week are you ready for a fantastic weekend? No matter what you have planned for the weekend, please remember to stay safe.

I do believe we all continue to need a little pick-me-up because things are still a little unsettling with respect to COVID-19. . I hope the quote that I found to share with y’all will serve as a nice Pick Me Up! Of course, one reason I loved this quote was because of the butterfly, but the words are also very meaningful! I look forward to reading your comments and promise to respond as quickly as I can!

I hope you have a fabulous day and it is as stress-free as possible! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Pick-Me-Up-Thursday!

spread-peace-and-love-always2Happy Friday eve y’all! I hope your week has gone well and you are continuing to stay safe! Unfortunately, we are still not free from COVID-19. It is important that we all continue to do what is necessary to stay safe. Hopefully, you will still be able to enjoy the upcoming weekend. 

I have already told y’all that even during any shut downs that are still in place, I want toa6bb092530f8c55f6b006361812e654c continue my normal blogging routine. It is my hope y’all will find the quote I am sharing today a great pick me up and carrying you through until the weekend! I would love to know what you think of this quote and promise to respond as quickly as I can! 

I do have several blog ideas that I am working on and plan to have them completed by the end of the weekend. During this time we are all battling this pandemic, I have had a lot of free time DoavsuCVsAELo9Gto dedicate my time to what I am most passionate about and I have truly appreciated all of the support you have offered. 

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you have a great day and you are feeling the best you possibly can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

photo_781.normalApril is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Two years ago, I did a couple of posts about Parkinson’s disease and why it meant so much to me to spread that awareness of this disease. Unfortunately, my stepfather was diagnosed with this disease and has been struggling for several years now. I am writing this to provide information about what this disease is, symptoms a person may experience, treatments available, the five stages to Parkinson, risk factors involved, and the importance of exercise to someone that deals with this disease. I also do dedicate this to my stepfather, Bob Rushing, who I think is a remarkable man and thankful for him to be in my life.

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative brain disorder that progresses What-is-Parkinsonsslowly. Men are 1.5 times more than women to develop this disease.  It begins with brain cells that are known as neurons, which control movement. As the neurons die or become impaired, the production of dopamine lessens, which causes movement issues. By mid-2020, approximately one million people in the United States will be living with Parkinson’s disease, which is more than the combination of people diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, and Lou Gehrig’s disease. To really get the point across, there are about 10 million people worldwide living with this disease. Roughly, 60,000 American’s are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year. I guess one reason why I understand my stepfather is because as you already know I live with parkinsonsMultiple Sclerosis.

The signs and symptoms often start mild and once noticeable begin on one side of the body. The four main motor skills that can be affected are:

  1. Resting tremors are involuntary shaking affecting a limb while at rest. This typically occurs in hand or finger at first.
  2. Slowness of movement, referred to as bradykinesia. This is followed by shuffling gait, reduced facial expressions, and minor fine-motor issues.
  3. Stiffness- abnormally tight or achy muscles that occur in any part of the body and can limit the range of motion.
  4. Postural instability- not being stable on feet, which can cause problems with balance, walking, and turning around. Falls can be a valid concern.slide1

There are a few other early symptoms that could be noticed, which include:

  1. Cramped handwriting
  2. Tremors in hands and feet, especially in one finger
  3. Uncontrollable moving during sleep
  4. Vocal changes, which could mean a lower soft voice or hoarse sounding

The five stages with Parkinson’s disease are as followed-Early-Warning-Signs-of-Parkinsons-Disease

Stage One-

  • Symptoms are mild and often missed
  • Family and friend may notice differences in posture, walking, and facial expressions
  • Tremors and difficulties with movements are typically on one side of the body
  • Medication could be helpful to minimize and reduce symptoms

Stage 2- Considered a moderate form

  • Symptoms such as stiffness, tremors, and trembling are more recognizable
  • Muscle stiffness can cause completing tasks to take longer
  • Challenges with walking can start to occur, but balance isn’t affected
  • Symptoms will be on both sides of the body
  • Progression from stage 1 to stage 2 could take months to years

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  • There is a major turning point in the progression
  • Symptoms are typically the same as in Stage 2, but loss of balance is more likely and there is a decrease in reflexes
  • Movements become slower
  • An increase concerns of falling occurs
  • Able to complete tasks, but daily tasks can be significantly affected
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Stage 4-

  • This stage, independence is what separates Stage 3 from Stage 4
  • An individual has the capability to stand without assistance
  • A walker or another assistive device might be necessary for some movement
  • A person with Parkinson’s disease is not able to live alone due to decreases in movement and reaction time

Stage 5- Most advanced stage-

  • A wheelchair becomes required in this stage
  • Around the clock assistance will be required856830e97d132d978a5cc2203c9f8d1c
  • The stiffness in the legs can cause the legs to freeze when standing, which can potentially cause standing and walking impossible
  • Typically, unable to stand on their own without falling
  • Nearly, 30% of people will experience confusion, hallucinations, and delusions, which can occur during stage 4 and stage 5
  • Up to 75% of people with Parkinson’s disease will develop dementia

With everything we have already gone through regarding this disease, there is still much more to explain. I want to share with you the complications that are in addition to the typical problems a person with this disease may experience. The following are 10 Infographic - Parkinsons Canada - EN(2)complications a person with Parkinson’s could experience, but each of these could potentially be treated:

  • In the later stages, cognitive problems might become an issue and could potentially lead to dementia
  • Behavioral changes such as depression can be experienced in the early stages and can be treated. Other emotional changes such as fear, anxiety, and loss of motivation can also occur
  • Swallowing issues can develop due to an accumulation of saliva as the disease progresses
  • In the later stages, chewing and eating can become a problem with the possibility of choking or poor nutrition
  • Sleeping troubles can occur, which could include waking frequently during the Screen-Shot-2019-10-03-at-8.41.45-PM-copynight, waking up early, or falling asleep during the day
  • Bladder and constipation are common difficulties. An inability to control urine or having a difficult time urinating can create frustrations. Due to a slower digestive tract, a person can become constipated, which only contributes to the aggravation
  • A changes or drop in blood pressure can cause dizziness and lightheadedness
  • May experience issues with being able to smell which makes it challenging to identify odors or the differences between the odors in the air
  • The probability of fatigue and loss of energy, especially later in the day is very likely to happen
  • Some people with Parkinson’s disease may experience pain, either in specific areas unnamedor throughout the entire body

Unfortunately, in 2020 there still isn’t a cure for this disease. Even if only temporary, there are options that could ease or even eliminate symptoms. Drugs that increase dopamine levels in the brain are beneficial. The main medication used for Parkinson is Levodopa, which makes dopamine restore the brain’s diminished supply.

Carbidopa, is commonly taken in addition to Levodopa to help prevent and reduce certain side effects, which include nausea, vomiting, lower blood pressure, and restlessness.parkinson disease drugs - moises dominguez - updated

MAO-6 (Monoamine Oxidase Type B) is an enzyme produced in our body that breaks down numerous chemicals, including dopamine. It also offers benefits for motor symptoms of Parkinson and is useful in early treatments.

COMT inhibitor is a class of Parkinson medications that do not have a direct effect on the symptoms but is utilized to prolong the effects of Levodopa by blocking its metabolism.

Amantadine can be used to prevent and treat the flu. It also is used to treat Parkinson’s symptoms, such as stiffness and shakiness.

Carbidopa-levodopa is a group of substances that block the action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh) at synapses in the central and peripheral nervous systems.

There are numerous reasons why exercise is significantly crucial for those living with Parkinson’s disease. Researchers discovered that a person with Parkinson, who exercises at least 2 ½ hours weekly, will experience a slower decline. Exercise also assists with maintaining balance, mobility, and being able to continue doing daily routines.

Of course, exercises between each person with Parkinson will differ, but could include b18a982b7214bf9090a36cc4fa4fe7f7things such as intensive sports training, treadmill training without body weight support, resistance training, aerobics, alternative exercises with things like yoga, leg extensions while sitting down, short walks with a friend, loved one, or even your precious dog, cycling indoors or outdoors, and anything else that can be done safely.

An individual with Parkinson’s disease can benefit in two different ways by exercising Symptom Management and slow disease progression.

  1. Symptom Management-
  • Reduces stiffness and improves mobility, posture, balance, and gait
  • Increases oxygen delivery and maintains neurotransmitters keeping the heart, download
  • lungs, and nervous system healthy
  • Reduces symptoms of depression, stress, and anxiety
  1. Slows disease progression-
  • Improving mobility can decrease fall risks
  • Exercises such as running or riding a bike can produce changes in the brain that is caused by aging or Parkinson’s diseasemaxresdefault

Thank y’all for visiting my site today! I hope the information I have provided about Parkinson’s disease was beneficial and gave you a better understanding of this disease. It is possible the reason I can understand my stepfather is because of the challenges I face living with Multiple Sclerosis. I do realize that Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease are different, but the two also have things in common. I can understand his frustrations images (31)and the anger that comes with there not being a cure yet.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend, you are staying safe, and you are feeling well! During this tragic time people globally are experiencing, we have to try to remain positive because nothing good will ever come from holding onto negative feelings. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤