Learn About Parkinson’s Disease
What is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects the brain and causes a progression of symptoms including tremors, slowness of movement, limb rigidity, as well as gait and balance problems. The cause remains largely unknown. Although there is no cure, treatment options vary and include medications and surgery. While Parkinson’s itself is not fatal, disease complications can be very serious. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rated complications from PD as the 14th cause of death in the United States.
How boxing can help people with Parkinson’s?
Vigorous forms of exercise are proven to help people living with Parkinson’s manage various symptoms of the disease and regain control of their life. Sufferers of PD have found great relief with boxing exercise regimens as it incorporates stretching, punching, core and footwork, vocal exercises, and mental sequencing. Healthcare providers have seen a decrease in their clients’ Parkinson’s symptoms, including an improvement in the Parkinson’s “Movement Disorder Ratings scale”.
Improves gait, balance, and flexibility
Combats loss of voice
Stimulates neurological activity in the brain
Improves agility and hand-eye coordination
Warrior Success Stories
Warrior Success StoriesHometown: Haverhill, MA Age Diagnosed with Parkinson's: 43 Home Gym: Everybody Fights, Salem NH"I have done a couple of other exercise programs with some success but nothing like I have experienced through P4P."P4P Warrior Tara Watts What are...
Eric believes it is one of the most important things to stay active while living with Parkinson’s! It helps him emotionally and physically. I would recommend anyone diagnosed to start early.
I find myself encouraging others with PD I’ve either met or heard about to do this or some form of regular exercise.