Current estimates indicate that 1.5 million Americans have Parkinson's disease (PD), and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Having PD can interfere with the ability to do everyday activities and hobbies,and generally increases one's tendency to fall. Since there is currently no cure for the disease, treatment is aimed at managing symptoms, working to maintain independent function, and as much as possible reducing PD-related disability. The following article provides an overview of a program offered to those with PD that combines education in body mechanics, fall prevention,low impact aerobics, strength training, and Yoga postures,breathing, and meditation as a way to help manage symptoms and maintain independence.

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