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: Rumford, RI Age Diagnosed with Parkinson’s: 72 Home Gym: Elite Rock Steady Boxing"It is vital to my ability to deal with this disease, maintain the best “Me” that I can be, be on the giving and receiving end of the support so important...
Warrior Success StoriesHometown: North Reading, MA Age Diagnosed with Parkinson’s: 79 Home Gym: Enforma Fitness"Being active is 100% important while living with Parkinson’s."P4P Warrior Charles Imbracsio What are your symptoms? Quivering bottom lip. Gaunt face. Small...
Warrior Success StoriesAge Diagnosed with Parkinson’s: 68 Home Gym: DTS"P4P has me exercising, meeting great people, helped me with balance and strengthening, and enjoying it."P4P Warrior Kathy Rogers What are your symptoms? Left sided tremor, arm and leg, some left...