The World Parkinson Congress came to Portland from September 21-23, 2016 – and we kicked it off with an outdoor mob workout! Throughout the week, BGF hosted an exhibit space where participants were able to shoot hoops while learning more about our exercise, nutrition and emotional support programs. We also brought our nutrition advisory committee […]
BGF’s Power Forward Boot Camp was developed as a high-intensity exercise for people in the early stages of Parkinson’s. The aim is to get people with Parkinson’s exercising at their highest intensity, at the earliest stage of diagnosis, using movements that can help counteract the loss of specific motor functions. This program is based on […]
If you’re getting ready for Halloween, don’t forget to save the seeds from your jack-o’-lantern. Roasted pumpkin seeds pack a nutritional punch for their small size, and are filled with vitamins and nutrients like dietary fiber. Roast them with olive oil and other spices to get added health benefits. Eat them on their own for […]
We’re kicking off a week of activities for the World Parkinson Congress with an outdoor “mob” workout on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 10:30am-12:00pm. We’re excited to bring Parkinson’s exercise experts Nancy Nelson and Indu Subramanian to lead this fun event and celebrate our community! Register at: www.mobworkout.eventbrite.com.
Rose Quarter Commons (Memorial Coliseum)
300 North Winning […]
Meditation helps to reduce stress and improve immune system function. For people with Parkinson’s, meditation can also help with symptoms such as anxiety and depression. Ready to give it a try? Find a quiet place to relax to try this mindful meditation exercise:
1. Find a quiet and comfortable place. Sit in a chair with your […]
Record temperatures mean extra precautions when it comes to your skin! Everyone should be careful when they’re out in the sun – and people with Parkinson’s have an increased risk of skin cancer, which makes sun safety especially important. Here are a few tips to remember:
1. Wear a “broad spectrum” sunscreen to protect against UVA […]
Across the U.S. people are firing up their grills to celebrate the Fourth of July. If you’re grilling today, check out our tips below to make it healthy, delicious, and PD-friendly!
Choose Lean Meats
Choose lean meats like fish, chicken or turkey instead of beef or pork to decrease the amount of animal fat in your diet. […]
Nuts are a great healthy snack because they’re filled with nutrients and healthy fats. This recipe from our Powering Forward Wellness Retreat for PD-friendly granola is loaded with nuts! Serve with yogurt and berries for a healthy breakfast or snack.
Prep time: 10 mins […]
BGF welcomes Mark Byrum of Portland, Ore. and Juan Rodriguez of Sacramento, Calif. to its board of directors. The new members will serve a three-year term to help guide BGF’s programs to empower those impacted by Parkinson’s to live active and fulfilling lives.
Mark Byrum is a Northwest native with an innate passion for the hospitality […]