There have been several studies that conclude that Tai Chi is a very good therapeutic modality for Parkinson’s Disease. We will have more to say about this in future blogs, but for now I’d like to bring to your attention a video I ran into produced by Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Harvard connected = reputable). Google it with this info: Tai Chi and Parkinson’s + Brigham and Women’s Hospital. (It’s about 5 minutes long.)
We will undoubtedly cull some of these beneficial exercises and use them for our own program. ART
A Good Player is:
Can make adjustments
Tests the other guy
Knows his own strengths and weaknesses of his opponent – knows how to capitalize on the former, exploits the latter
Doesn’t take impulsive shots
Has good judgement
Has a good temperament – an even disposition
Never gives up (“uncle” is not in his vocabulary)
Knows how to gracefully lose – learns to live with disappointment.
There’s this guy at the club – let’s just call him Long Pips John (relating to the infernal racket he wields with the long pimpled rubber). He moves me right and left, left and right – I feel like a marionette. He’s got a good drop shot which he employs sadistically, and he cleverly smashes the ball directly into my body before my prehistoric reflexes can get a racket on it. I’m practically powerless to do anything. He runs the show when I play him. He dictates the style of play. In other words … Lord help me – HE OWNS ME!
The following blog was initially printed in Bruce Ballard’s internet site: Parkingsuns.com We are appreciative of Bruce’s generosity in offering it to be reprinted here.