It has long been known, according to the Mayo Clinic, that exercise has important benefits for everyone regardless of age or physical condition, and when your condition threatens to immobilize you, exercise keeps you moving and helps to retain your mobility and function, basically, the old adage, “use it or lose it”.

With Parkinson’s, a degenerative movement disorder, daily exercise therapy that includes boxing drills is one of the best things that you can do for yourself to counteract the negative effects of Parkinson’s and other neurological & muscular disorders.

Neurological studies report that any lack of physical activity reduces the amount of oxygen to the brain, which contributes to further cell damage and loss of cognitive skills and muscle control. A boxing fitness program designed by Rock Steady Boxing Orange County, brings additional oxygen & glucose to the brain, both of which are crucial to brain function and the strengthening of neuronal connections.

Rock Steady Boxing enables people battling Parkinson’s to take an active role in improving their well being with non-contact boxing inspired fitness training. Exercises are based on traditional boxing drills and designed to optimize agility, speed, endurance, balance, hand-eye coordination, and overall strength. While exercises are adapted to individual capabilities and fitness levels, they remain rigorous and enable participants to push past self-imposed limits of ability—in other words, to fight!

Remarkable results have been achieved through Rock Steady’s non-contact boxing inspired fitness training. Over time, with daily mental and physical boxing therapy, Parkinson’s patients have seen an increase in mental concentration through repetitive physical movements resulting in a distinct benefit to muscles as well as mental ability to control them.

Rock Steady Boxing Orange County’s motto is to “KO Parkinson’s!” For more information on the benefits of boxing for Parkinson’s patients, please call Gary at Rock Steady Boxing Orange County 714.914.3316 or visit www.rocksteadyboxingoc.com.

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