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.

Learn more through the Parkinson’s Foundation

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”.

balance, and flexibility

Improves gait, balance, and flexibility

combats loss of voice

Combats loss of voice

Simulates neurological activity

Stimulates neurological activity in the brain

combats loss of voice

Improves agility and hand-eye coordination

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Meet P4P Warrior Eric Sacon

Meet P4P Warrior Eric Sacon

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.

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