Fighting Spirit Boxing

presents

Boxing for Parkinson 

Parkinson's is a progressive nervous system disorder that

affects movement.

Symptoms start gradually, sometimes starting with a barely

noticable tremor in just one hand.

 

Tremors are common, but the disorder also commonly causes

stiffness or slowing of movement.

Benefits of Boxing for Parkinson's Disease:

Boxing training programs have been shown to have numerous positive effects on symptoms of Parkinson's disease

  • Warm-up exercises can help to stretch stiff muscles

  • Focusing on instructions/targets stimulates cognitive processing

  • Shouting exercises/counting out loud aids soft-voice disorder

  • Footwork drills improve balance and agility

  • Punching and core work build hand-eye coordination

  • Improvement of coordination, muscles strength and posture

  • General improvement in walking, reaction times, performance of daily activities and quality of life