Boxing Classes Prove a Big Hit for People With Parkinson’s Disease

As this report in CBS New York points out, when people think of the relationship between boxing and Parkinson’s disease, they often think cause and effect. However, the truth is many people living with the disease are finding that boxing classes can be extremely beneficial.

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Parkinson’s patient Jennifer Parkinson, who was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 32, has co-founded an organization called Neuroboxing which helps fellow Parkinson’s sufferers through boxing classes. Jennifer first discovered the benefits of boxing after her own diagnosis when she found that boxing classes minimized the tremor in her hand. She also felt more energetic and could move more easily.

The class also gives participants the opportunity to be part of a community. The support and friendship they get from their fellow boxers spurs them on.

MORE: 12 types of exercise suitable for people with Parkinson’s disease. 

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3 comments

  1. Coach Hans says:

    I have been involved in Rock Steady Boxing of MidMichigan 18 months {since the affiliate opened}. I have concluded RSB is an excellent all around fitness program for anyone; the fact that it does wonders for us LIVING with PD is icing on the cake.

  2. Rod knutson says:

    Does anyone know if they have nueroboxing classes I Wisconsin I did a Google search with no results we have a boxing gym near me but they don’t do nueroboxing.

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