Peer-to-Peer Q+A With Karen Jaffe, M.D.

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Peer-to-Peer Q+A With Karen Jaffe, M.D.

Dr. Jaffe is a retired Ob/Gyn and cofounder of the Wellness Center Inmotion. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2008.



Q: How do you stay motivated to work out regularly?

A: Having worked with a personal trainer since before my diagnosis, I can see that I am staying ahead of the game. Taking community classes is a great motivator, and I keep my routine fresh by changing it up. With PD-focused programming, I’ve seen people gain enough strength to put down their canes and walkers! I’ve felt and seen the powerful impact that exercise brings to the management of PD. 


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Action steps by Karen Jaffe, M.D.


  • You are never too old, and it’s never too late!


  • Find something that will engage you and keep you coming back.


  • Learn how to work out so you feel safe.


  • Take a team approach: Enlist friends and care partners.


Originally printed MoreThanMotion, Fall 2017.

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