How do I help my husband to exercise

How do I help my husband to exercise

My husband dosent care about any type of exercise to help his PD. Dosent care about eating right. He takes anti depressant. He was diagnosed about 3 years ago with p.d. I don't know how I can help him. I feel so helpless.
I hate this disease. He just watches Tv, plays call of duty, and stays on his computer. I think that's how he shuts everything out. I'm open to any suggestions

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Maybe you can ease him into exercising. Sign him up for a Tai Chi class once a week. Tell him he will decline very fast if he does not exercise. My father has had PD for 10 years and frequently credits his morning walks for the slow progression of his PD. Also remember he can only get better if he wants to help himself - try not to put all of the pressure on yourself.

posted 6 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Linda:
Please tell your husband that Exercise is like "taking medication" is a "must" for PD patients. Without it, things will not be as pleasant. Exercise does not necessarily not have to be done at a Gym as long as he keeps moving. it could be doing gardening or cutting the grass or cooking, or walking, or biking, etc... He is got to keep moving. PS when you go shopping park the farthest from the store make him walk. Put a pedometer app in his. telephone. he is got to do 10,000 steps a day. Hope above helps Hadi

posted 6 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Has he seen a therapist or psychologist? The anti-depressant might not be working for him. Talk to his doctor but also let your husband know that PD progresses when one gives up the fight. If you have a minister, maybe he could talk to your husband. I’m praying for you both.

posted 6 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Hi Jennifer;

Have your husband try natural substances like CBD oil and/or "Tranquilene" (Both could be ordered from Amazon or your local natural medicine store). Please consult your family DR first.
I have experience in using both as I feel, it has curbed some of my temper issues.

Best wishes
Hadi

posted 5 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Could he be getting dementia ? Sometimes it affects some people with anger some just stay sweet.

posted 4 months ago
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