Boxing for Parkinson's
Regular boxing has been shown to improve balance, coordination, and overall physical fitness for individuals with Parkinson's disease, a degenerative neurological disorder that affects movement and coordination.
Parkinson's disease is associated with a decrease in dopamine, a neurotransmitter that effects movement, balance and mood. Studies have shown that fitness boxing can be a beneficial therapy for PD, because exercise can raise dopamine levels in the brain.
If strength or balance issues make it unsafe or impractical to exercise while standing, boxing from a seated position with one of our water-bags, coupled with adapted seated exercises, is an excellent aerobic and core workout.
The physical and mental demands of boxing can boost self-esteem, helping to combat the depression and anxiety that can accompany Parkinson's.
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