I have Parkinson’s Disease and it reduces the use of my right side significantly. One of the ways to slow the progression of this disease is to do activities that force you to use your body in ways that are being inhibited by the disease. Such as the motion of skiing! Swinging your arms back and forth while cross country skiing helps exercise and strengthen and counter balance the effects of Parkinson’s Disease.
So today Addie and I went out and had some fun. I bought some new ski boots for both of us and we used our old skis. Addie went without poles as she normally does but I fall down a lot so need mine.
Here is a look at my gear:
Here are some videos from are day trip:
We were along a train route for the coal and iron ore mines. Also the hydro-power plant.
Addie took most of the pictures as I simply focused on not falling down. But I did get a few of her as well. It seems like we were far out in the woods but actually only maybe a 1/2 mile or so and actually skied about 2 miles give or take.
Here are some pictures:
So that was today’s ski trip. Will be going more and hopefully will get better shots next time 🙂
Thanks for stopping by 🙂