Exercise Anytime, Anywhere, with Anyone: April 11 National Day of Telehealth for Parkinson Disease

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For World Parkinson’s Day on April 11, we invite individuals with Parkinson disease, caregivers, family members, and advocates to join a special awareness day and participate in free online fitness classes hosted by BurnAlong.

We are excited about the ability to enable anyone anywhere affected by Parkinson disease to exercise.

For World Parkinson’s Day on April 11, we invite individuals with Parkinson disease, caregivers, family members, and advocates to join a special awareness day and participate in free online fitness classes hosted by BurnAlong.

Parkinson disease is the fastest growing neurological disorder worldwide, and is poised to continue to grow exponentially. Exercise can improve the symptoms of Parkinson disease and may even delay onset of symptoms. Exercising when you want, where you want, and with whom you want, could motivate many of us to exercise more often.

BurnAlong is an online video fitness and wellness platform that offers hundreds of classes at all fitness levels, including classes appropriate for individuals with PD at various stages of progression. You choose the class you want to take and where you want to take it – from home, from a friend’s house, or wherever you are that day. You can access the class on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, and, uniquely, can invite friends and family to join you in live private sessions. Whomever you invite will be able to see and hear you on their screen, and you will be able to see and hear them in addition to viewing the class.

“We are excited about the ability to enable anyone anywhere affected by Parkinson disease to exercise. Together, we can improve the health of those with the disease and perhaps even prevent it,” said Ray Dorsey, MD, David M. Levy Professor of Neurology, Director, Center for Health + Technology, University of Rochester.

“BurnAlong was created because our founding team all had family members with different health challenges and for whom exercising, and the motivation to exercise, would have made a big difference. Driving awareness of the importance of exercising for those with Parkinson's is core to our mission, and we're grateful to be working with such great partners,” said Daniel Freedman, Co-Founder of BurnAlong.

If you would like to help advocate for telehealth – including tele-exercise – for Parkinson disease, we invite you to participate in BurnAlong exercise classes of your choice on April 11.

To learn more please visit: https://www.burnalong.com/blogs/exercise-and-make-a-difference-world-parkinson-day-april-11/

Please invite friends and family to sign up with you, and enjoy the workout! Your free access begins on April 1 and runs through the month of April.

We hope you can join us on April 11, a National Day of Telehealth for Parkinson Disease!
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Contact:

Daniel Freedman
Co-CEO
BurnAlong
daniel@burnalong.com
Tel. 443-873-0930

Kelsey Spear, MPH
Clinical Research Associate
Center for Health + Technology, University of Rochester
kelsey.spear@chet.rochester.edu
Tel. 585.276.6825    

Anna Stevenson, MS
Associate Project Manager
Center for Health + Technology, University of Rochester
anna.stevenson@chet.rochester.edu
Tel. 585.275.0475

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