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April 28, 2020 Posted by Bob Bachman, CLIMB trainer at Parkview Health and Fitness in Ft. Wayne, IN BlogGratefulnessParkinson's DiseaseThe CLIMB

Parkinsons Patient’s: Always Grateful

During this time of uncertainty, when many of us are feeling disoriented, overwhelmed and scared, I hope everyone in our Parkinson’s family throughout the state is keeping safe and secure.

As one of the instructors of The Climb program at Parkview Health & Fitness Center in Fort Wayne, IN, I have come to realize that Parkinson’s patients are a grateful family. Even when faced with illness, your gratitude shines through day after day.

As an instructor, this gratitude is rewarding and appreciated, but please realize it is beneficial for your own wellness as well. Research shows there is a strong correlation between gratitude and well-being. Researchers have found that individuals who express gratitude have a greater level of positive emotions, such as happiness, optimism and joy. At the same time, they have a lower level of anger, distress and depression.

So, keep showing the gratitude! Even in times of turmoil it is important for all of us to find ways to be grateful and express those feelings. Stay strong, we will get through this together.

Bob Bachman, Exercise Specialist
Parkview Health & Fitness Center
Fort Wayne, Indiana

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