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Founded in 1957, the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) is the only organization with a singular focus of improving the quality of Parkinson’s care through research, education and outreach. NPF continues to bring help and hope to this generation of the estimated one million individuals in the United States, four to six million worldwide, who are living with Parkinson’s disease. NPF has funded more than $172 million in research and support services to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s. .


 
5 Ways that Playing Sports Can Improve Your Health

Baseball TeammatesAs the kids head back to school, many will begin their fall season of sports as well. But sports aren't just for kids. There are many reasons for adults to stay active in sports for as long as they are able. Approximately 45 percent of Americans exercise to help manage the effects of stress. Whether you like the single-minded focus of running or walking, or prefer the camaraderie of a baseball or basketball team, you'll feel better if you play sports.



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At the age of 10, Taylor Harbin was diligently working toward a three year goal of Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. He began complaining of aches and pains in his joints which his parents attributed to the many hours of practice. As time progressed, he began to refuse his little brother’s request to go outside and play. Eventually the pain progressed until he could not get out of bed by himself.


 

  

 

 

 

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