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Agility Ladder Drills For Movement Disorders

Agility ladder drills are a great way to improve coordination and balance. One of my symptoms is festination (I think). It’s a common thing in several movement disorders. It is the involuntary shortening of stride and quickening of gait that occurs in some diseases. Also, most of my challenges revolve around poor balance and coordination. Another issue I have, which you […]

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How to Reduce Back Pain with Strength & Conditioning

Back pain is one of the most common issues people have to deal with. It is prevalent due to our very sedentary ways. I have had chronic back pain which has been helped by some of the tactics I’m going to talk about in this post. I hope the techniques help you! Muscles of the Back […]

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The Hidden Symptoms of Rare and Chronic Disease

Many people who have neurological conditions struggle with hidden symptoms that go unnoticed simply because they’re invisible. Personally, I deal with most of these on a regular basis, but my situation pales in comparison to the others I know. I’m not writing this looking for sympathy, rather understanding. I’m writing this post to shine a […]

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Learn How to Breathe

Most of us take for granted that we know how to breathe. It’s something most of us just instinctively picked up at birth. It’s automatic. I have seen two things which make me feel that it’s necessary to write this post: Our breathing is not always coordinated with our movements – In Muay Thai, I […]

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Core Strength Challenge #10

I have had some requests to put together exercises for those who have challenges with standing. For this core strength challenge, all the exercises are done while laying on your back. Muscles Worked The muscles we are focusing on are: the rectus abdominis – It’s the eight muscles between your ribs and pelvis. The part you […]

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Building Strength, Stamina and Endurance

Building strength, stamina, and endurance is not easy. I mean, for someone like me with a neurodegenerative disease or a movement disorder, there can be some challenges. I definitely have had some challenges around endurance, but that’s mostly due to motivation and maybe self-efficacy. The best thing to do I’ve found is to take things […]

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Strengthening & Conditioning the Hips

Strengthening and conditioning of the hips are crucial to coordinating movements between the upper and lower body. I know this from years of martial arts and boxing practice. Many of us with movement disorders suffer from weak lower bodies. People, in general, have poorly conditioned hips. Weaknesses in the hip muscles can also result in […]

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Core Strength Challenge #9

As someone with a movement disorder, improving the strength of my core is crucial. Most people with similar situations have issues with posture. The muscles in the core – transversus abdominis, rectus abdominis, internal and external obliques – all play an essential role in keeping us balanced and stable. I’ve been doing the following exercises […]

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What We Can Learn From Children

I feel there is a lot to be learned from children. As we grow up, we tend to get bogged down by life and lose a lot of those characteristics which one made us joyful and healthy. A lot of us succumb to the pressures of the world around us and become jaded, cynical and […]

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Sitting – The Silent Killer

There is ample evidence to show that sitting a lot – a sedentary lifestyle – leads to all sorts of health issues as we age. That’s for the average person. I believe that those of us with neurodegenerative/movement disorders are doubly at risk. That is, the effects of sitting for prolonged periods of time can be […]