All Movement Matters

Hi, My name is Anita Luck. I am an Aging & Movement Specialist. I work with People over 50 and people with Parkinson's Disease. Let me help you get back to doing what you love!

Certificate ID - Parkinson's Foundation Online Courses 01/30/2022

Certificate ID - Parkinson's Foundation Online Courses

was honored to be part of the team at Beth Israel Lahey Health doing this very special Palliative Care course for People with Parkinson's Disease

Certificate ID - Parkinson's Foundation Online Courses

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Exercise Alters Brain Chemistry to Protect Aging Synapses - Neuroscience News 01/18/2022

Exercise Alters Brain Chemistry to Protect Aging Synapses - Neuroscience News

More evidence that exercise is good for the brain:
https://neurosciencenews.com/exercise-aging-synapses-19880/

Exercise Alters Brain Chemistry to Protect Aging Synapses - Neuroscience News Older adults who remain active have more of a class of proteins that enhance synapses to help maintain healthy cognitive function.

How Sunlight Can Help You Live Well with Parkinson's 01/11/2022

How Sunlight Can Help You Live Well with Parkinson's

Read this great article about why natural light and sunlight are so important to people with PD - and everyone!
https://davisphinneyfoundation.org/sunlight-and-parkinsons/

How Sunlight Can Help You Live Well with Parkinson's The human body was built to work in partnership with the sun. Its light can transform our moods, focus, sleep, energy levels, immune systems, bone density, and mental health. As a result, spending time in the sun can be particularly beneficial to people living with Parkinson's who experience sy

11 Living Well Strategies for Enjoying the Holidays 12/14/2021

11 Living Well Strategies for Enjoying the Holidays

https://davisphinneyfoundation.org/11-living-well-strategies-for-enjoying-the-holidays/?fbclid=IwAR3O2w3pVsLhd6y4uu9xyBJ8BsTxjuRkAlbHKgu01wH0s-ppjjoRQbL8YTM

11 Living Well Strategies for Enjoying the Holidays The holiday season can be both a time of cheer and exhaustion, especially when you’re living with Parkinson’s. Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassador Patty Wargo knows this all too well, so she recently passed along 11 strategies she’s employed during her 17 years of living with Parkinson’s

16 Parkinson’s-Friendly Gifts 12/07/2021

16 Parkinson’s-Friendly Gifts

https://www.parkinson.org/blog/tips/gifts

16 Parkinson’s-Friendly Gifts When you shop using Amazon Smile (visit smile.amazon.com) a portion of your purchase is donated to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Not sure where to start your PD-friendly shopping? Let us help you with some gift ideas.

Exercise May Reduce Brain Inflammation, Reducing the Risk of Alzheimer’s - Neuroscience News 12/02/2021

Exercise May Reduce Brain Inflammation, Reducing the Risk of Alzheimer’s - Neuroscience News

We are beginning to understand why exercise reduces brain inflammation
https://neurosciencenews.com/exercise-inflammation-alzheimers-19712/

Exercise May Reduce Brain Inflammation, Reducing the Risk of Alzheimer’s - Neuroscience News Physical activity appears to reduce microglial activation and improve cognition in the aging human brain, researchers report.

Exercise Increases the Body’s Own ‘Cannabis’ Which Reduces Chronic Inflammation - Neuroscience News 11/23/2021

Exercise Increases the Body’s Own ‘Cannabis’ Which Reduces Chronic Inflammation - Neuroscience News

https://neurosciencenews.com/exercise-inflammation-endocannabinoids-19669/

Exercise Increases the Body’s Own ‘Cannabis’ Which Reduces Chronic Inflammation - Neuroscience News For people with arthritis, exercise reduces pain and lowers levels of inflammatory cytokines. Exercise also increases the production of natural endocannabinoids. Researchers found the way exercise promotes these changes was due to altered gut microbes.

Launching A Modern Supportive Care Program Across U.S. Centers of Excellence 11/09/2021

Launching A Modern Supportive Care Program Across U.S. Centers of Excellence

Palliative care for people with Parkinson's Disease. Do you know what it is? Beth Israel Lahey Health is a Center of Excellence with the program described in this article:
https://www.parkinson.org/blog/research/palliative-care

Launching A Modern Supportive Care Program Across U.S. Centers of Excellence The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure.

11/04/2021

Always great info at these symposiums

Consuming Fruit and Vegetables and Exercising Can Make You Happier - Neuroscience News 11/02/2021

Consuming Fruit and Vegetables and Exercising Can Make You Happier - Neuroscience News

"...it is rather the consumption of fruit and vegetables and exercising that makes people happy and not the other way round."
https://neurosciencenews.com/exercise-diet-happiness-19329/

Consuming Fruit and Vegetables and Exercising Can Make You Happier - Neuroscience News First of a kind study reveals the causal relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption, exercise, and happiness, rather than a generalized correlation.

Natural Light May Be Key to Improving Mood and Reducing Insomnia - Neuroscience News 10/13/2021

Natural Light May Be Key to Improving Mood and Reducing Insomnia - Neuroscience News

https://neurosciencenews.com/natural-light-insomnia-mood-19456/

Natural Light May Be Key to Improving Mood and Reducing Insomnia - Neuroscience News More time spent outside in natural light was associated with improved mood, better sleep quality, and ease of waking.

Cognitive Function Maintained Among Elderly Who Feel Good About Life - Neuroscience News 09/30/2021

Cognitive Function Maintained Among Elderly Who Feel Good About Life - Neuroscience News

https://neurosciencenews.com/aging-cognition-happiness-19371/

Cognitive Function Maintained Among Elderly Who Feel Good About Life - Neuroscience News Feeling content in life slows cognitive decline in older adults, a new study reports. Researchers say the odds of older adults developing cognitive impairment and dementia were reduced in those who reported better psychological well-being.

09/28/2021

I'll be at Moving Day Boston, join me!

Aerobic Exercise Boosts Healthy Brain Aging - Neuroscience News 09/23/2021

Aerobic Exercise Boosts Healthy Brain Aging - Neuroscience News

https://neurosciencenews.com/exercise-white-matter-aging-18987/

Aerobic Exercise Boosts Healthy Brain Aging - Neuroscience News Aerobic exercise was associated with positive white matter changes in the brain for older adults.

No, Stress Isn’t Always Bad. Here’s How to Harness It - Neuroscience News 09/21/2021

No, Stress Isn’t Always Bad. Here’s How to Harness It - Neuroscience News

Reframing stress - what a great idea!
https://neurosciencenews.com/stress-performance-anxiety-19319/

No, Stress Isn’t Always Bad. Here’s How to Harness It - Neuroscience News Reinterpreting stress response as performance-enhancing makes people less anxious and improves general wellbeing, researchers report.

09/14/2021

Connecting with friends is important!
Socializing May Improve Older Adult Cognitive Function

Endurance Exercise Changes DNA, Reduces Disease Risk, Per Study 08/31/2021

Endurance Exercise Changes DNA, Reduces Disease Risk, Per Study

https://www.clubindustry.com/fitness-studies/endurance-exercise-changes-dna-reduces-disease-risk-study?oly_enc_id=8919D7504689G0C

Endurance Exercise Changes DNA, Reduces Disease Risk, Per Study Add one more benefit to exercise: it changes DNA in skeletal muscle cells and helps to reduce the chance of disease, according to a recent study from the University of Co | Endurance exercise changes the DNA in skeletal muscle cells in the genome linked to disease, according to a recent study out of...

Having a Good Listener Improves Your Brain Health - Neuroscience News 08/19/2021

Having a Good Listener Improves Your Brain Health - Neuroscience News

https://neurosciencenews.com/social-support-brain-health-19127/

Having a Good Listener Improves Your Brain Health - Neuroscience News Having at least one person you can rely on to listen to your concerns when you need to talk can help improve cognitive resilience and stave off cognitive decline associated with neurodegeneration and aging.

Exercise Improves Health Through Changes to DNA - Neuroscience News 08/05/2021

Exercise Improves Health Through Changes to DNA - Neuroscience News

https://neurosciencenews.com/exercise-dna-health-19039/

Exercise Improves Health Through Changes to DNA - Neuroscience News Exercise rewires the enhancers in DNA regions associated with the risk of disease development.

08/03/2021
Spending Time Outdoors Has a Positive Effect on Our Brains - Neuroscience News 07/20/2021

Spending Time Outdoors Has a Positive Effect on Our Brains - Neuroscience News

Did you start daily walks during the pandemic? Keep it up, its doing you more good than you might realize.

https://neurosciencenews.com/nature-bain-impact-18926/

Spending Time Outdoors Has a Positive Effect on Our Brains - Neuroscience News Brain structure and mood improve when people spend time outdoors. This has positive implications for concentration, memory, and overall psychological wellbeing.

07/07/2021

Not my usual post but this is so true I had to share it

Thomas Mitchell, a farmer, on happiness:

"One of the best secrets of a happy life is the art of extracting comfort and sweetness from every circumstance...

People are always looking for happiness at some future time and in some new thing, or some new set of circumstances, in possession of which they some day expect to find themselves. But the fact is, if happiness is not found now, where we are, and as we are, there is little chance of it ever being found. There is a great deal more happiness around us day by day than we have the sense or power to seek and find.

If we are to cultivate the art of living, we should cultivate the art of extracting sweetness and comfort out of everything, as the bee goes from flower to flower in search of honey."

Source: Essays on Life

High Levels of Inactivity and Distractibility - IDEA Health & Fitness 06/22/2021

High Levels of Inactivity and Distractibility - IDEA Health & Fitness

https://www.ideafit.com/mind-body-recovery/high-levels-of-inactivity-and-distractibility/

High Levels of Inactivity and Distractibility - IDEA Health & Fitness Studies continue to reveal a strong connection between physical activity and brain fitness—and now between inactivity and distractibility.

Memory Biomarkers Confirm Aerobic Exercise Helps Cognitive Function in Older Adults - Neuroscience News 06/15/2021

Memory Biomarkers Confirm Aerobic Exercise Helps Cognitive Function in Older Adults - Neuroscience News

https://neurosciencenews.com/exercise-aging-cognition-biomarkers-15602/

Memory Biomarkers Confirm Aerobic Exercise Helps Cognitive Function in Older Adults - Neuroscience News Researchers have identified three biomarkers in blood samples that confirm the link between exercise and improved cognitive function in older adults.

How Taking Short Breaks May Help Our Brains Learn New Skills - Neuroscience News 06/10/2021

How Taking Short Breaks May Help Our Brains Learn New Skills - Neuroscience News

https://neurosciencenews.com/resting-brain-skill-learning-18579/

How Taking Short Breaks May Help Our Brains Learn New Skills - Neuroscience News The resting brain repeatedly and rapidly replays faster memories of what a person has recently learned and practiced. The more a person replays the memory during rest, the better they become during subsequent sessions where they practice their newly learned skill.

Different Physical Activity 'Cocktails' Have Similar Health Benefits - Neuroscience News 05/25/2021

Different Physical Activity 'Cocktails' Have Similar Health Benefits - Neuroscience News

You actually should exercise hard every day. This article gives some "recipes".
https://neurosciencenews.com/exercise-cocktail-health-18454/

Different Physical Activity 'Cocktails' Have Similar Health Benefits - Neuroscience News Including light-to-moderate exercise in your daily routine can help extend lifespan and have significant health benefits, even if you embark on daily vigorous exercise.

How Exercise and the Simple Act of Moving Your Body Can Improve Mental Health - Neuroscience News 04/29/2021

How Exercise and the Simple Act of Moving Your Body Can Improve Mental Health - Neuroscience News

https://neurosciencenews.com/exercise-mental-health-18287/

How Exercise and the Simple Act of Moving Your Body Can Improve Mental Health - Neuroscience News Whether you enjoy a rigorous workout or prefer a spot of light yoga, researchers say exercise can have a positive impact on your mental health.

04/22/2021

Please let anyone with Parkinson's Disease or Care Partner know about this upcoming presentation with class demos!

Parkinson’s Awareness Month 04/20/2021

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

• April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Awareness is the first step to 🧠 Help @ParkinsonDotOrg improve care & advance research toward a cure by following them for updates throughout the month. Parkinson.org/Awareness

Parkinson’s Awareness Month The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure.

The Stressors of Stress on Your Body and Behavior - Neuroscience News 04/15/2021

The Stressors of Stress on Your Body and Behavior - Neuroscience News

https://neurosciencenews.com/daily-stress-help-18213/

The Stressors of Stress on Your Body and Behavior - Neuroscience News Researchers explore some of the unexpected physical manifestations of stress, and how people can better manage stress on a daily basis.

Parkinson’s Awareness Month 04/13/2021

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

• What is Parkinson’s disease? It’s a chronic & progressive movement disorder that involves the malfunction of vital nerve cells in the brain. The more we all know about Parkinson’s, the more we can work together to beat it. Learn how you can get involved this month from @ParkinsonDotOrg at Parkinson.org/Awareness

Parkinson’s Awareness Month The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure.

Parkinson’s Awareness Month 04/06/2021

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Did you know 1 million American’s are living with Parkinson’s disease, and 60,000 people are newly diagnosed each year? Find out more about Parkinson’s disease today: Parkinson.org/Awareness

Parkinson’s Awareness Month The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure.

Parkinson’s Awareness Month 04/01/2021

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

I'm proud to share that with the help of the Parkinson's Foundation, I helped to get April proclaimed Parkinson's Awareness Month:

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month!

Thank you Governor Baker for officially proclaiming April Parkinson’s Awareness Month in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Learn more about Parkinson’s disease and how you can support at Parkinson.org/Awareness.

Thank you to Parkinson's Foundation volunteer and Moving Day Boston committee member, Anita Luck, for advocating on behalf of the Parkinson’s Foundation and the entire PD community!

Parkinson’s Awareness Month The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure.

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