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When It Comes to Exercise, Every Movement Counts

When It Comes to Exercise, Every Movement Counts

For many, the phrase physical activity conjures sweaty runs or powerlifting sessions at the gym. But the latest federal guidelines support a much broader definition of what it means to be active: one that includes less obvious pursuits like taking the stairs, raking leaves and even bird-watching.

This article was curated and recommended by Carol Kurtz.

When It Comes to Exercise, Every Movement Counts 2018-12-12T00:31:16+00:00

You Snooze, You Lose: How Insurers Dodge The Costs Of Popular Sleep Apnea Devices

You Snooze, You Lose: How Insurers Dodge The Costs Of Popular Sleep Apnea Devices

Last March, Tony Schmidt discovered something unsettling about the machine that helps him breathe at night. Without his knowledge, it was spying on him. From his bedside, the device was tracking when he was using it and sending the information not just to his doctor, but to the maker of the machine, to the medical supply company that provided it and to his health insurer.

You Snooze, You Lose: How Insurers Dodge The Costs Of Popular Sleep Apnea Devices 2018-11-21T16:44:46+00:00

Parkinson’s Disease: Seeking a Cure Together … A Walk Around the Park

October 27, 2018 participants in the 3rd annual Walk Around the Park.

Fearrington Cares Parkinson’s Support Group held its third annual “Walk Around the Park” for a cure for Parkinson’s Disease on Saturday morning, October 27, 2018. See the photo gallery.

The goal of the Walk is to raise awareness of  Parkinson’s and funds for a cure. This year’s Walk included 80 family, friends, village neighbors, a yoga class, and Fearrington Dutch folk who all joined members of the Parkinson’s Support Group. Donations of $1,500 were accepted for the Parkinson’s Foundation but were not requiredTo also donate, go to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, use this link.

The group is now raising funds to participate in the Parkinson’s Moving Day NC Triangle Walk on November 03, 2018. For more details, to join their team (Beltie MOOvers), go to movingdaywalk.org/MOOvers, or email Doug Zabor at the address below.

Beltie MOOvers team members will be able to purchase a Beltie t-shirt for half-price!

28 Fearrington supporters and people living with Parkinson’s Disease walked in the 2017 “Moving Day, NC Triangle” an annual fundraising walk event for Parkinson’s support. They plan to walk in 2018; contact Doug (jdzabor@gmail.com) for details.

For information contact Doug Zabor
JDZabor@gmail.com
919-929-2301

Parkinson’s Disease: Seeking a Cure Together … A Walk Around the Park 2018-10-29T15:52:51+00:00

Rock Steady Boxing – Fighting Parkinson’s with Boxing Skills

Rock Steady Parkinson’s Boxing Classes

In comparison with other sports, boxing is the most physically demanding styles of training, according to a study conducted by ESPN and by people who have done it! But in addition to being an intense, diverse form of training, boxing is also an incredible stress reliever, confidence booster and FUN!

Paula Easton, Rock Steady Boxing Participant and a Beltie MOOver.

Rock Steady Boxing – Fighting Parkinson’s with Boxing Skills 2018-10-26T09:59:58+00:00

What’s the Deal with the Giant Mosquitoes after Hurricanes?

What’s the Deal with the Giant Mosquitoes after Hurricanes?

These suckers grow to be three times larger than other mosquitoes, but they may not be as bad as you think. After Hurricane Florence, reports started rolling in of “giant mosquito” sightings – and bitings – throughout North Carolina. What’s going on with these mega mosquitoes that can be as big as a quarter?

What’s the Deal with the Giant Mosquitoes after Hurricanes? 2018-10-15T16:36:34+00:00
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