Category: Exercise & Support

Exercise

Exercise is medicine! Exercise benefits the physical and psychological well-being of individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Because Parkinson’s disease affects a person’s ability to move, exercise helps to keep muscles strong

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Boxing

The tremendously popular non-contact boxing empowers those living with a diagnosis an opportunity to fight back against Parkinson’s disease. Boxing is a full-body workout program designed to help manage the

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Dance

Dance for Parkinson’s Houston Ballet Foundation and HAPS have an amazing and exciting partnership. HAPS and Houston Ballet continue their partnership to offer an innovative, collaborative dance program for people

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Water

Water exercise can help with increased flexibility, strength, balance, and endurance while body weight is reduced during exercise. This decreases musculoskeletal stress and impact on joints. It is especially helpful

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Speech

Communication is a critical part of everyday life. Studies show 50-89% of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s experience speech and voice disorders as a result of the disease. HAPS speech classes

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Yoga

Yoga is a discipline based on integration of mind, body, and spirit. Its blend of breathing, meditation, and movement results in an overall sense of relaxation and well-being. Research shows

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Hand Dexterity

Hand dexterity is defined in part as being able to perform fine motor movements quickly and correctly. Dexterity is one of the most important aspects of hand functioning and is

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Ping Pong

While all forms of exercise are beneficial, the thing that makes ping-pong unique is that it incorporates balance, hand-eye coordination, and the rhythm or pace of reciprocal play. It incorporates

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Support Groups

HAPS provides support groups under the supervision of two licensed Master’s level social workers designed to help individuals and their caregivers find peer support in dealing with the daily challenges

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Enrichment

Throughout the year HAPS offers lighthearted enrichment programs as a way of coming together to engage with peers in a fun setting! Research shows that socialization and making connections with

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