Boxing with Parkinson's: A Surprising Therapy

Need a story to brighten your day? In Denver, CO, a group of folks diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease have taken up boxing - yes, boxing! And they’re having a blast. Parkinson’s is a degenerative motor condition most common in those over the age of 50. It often results in reduced mobility, tremors, balance problems, depression and anxiety. But after joining the twice-weekly boxing class, participants describe a noted increase in their agility, balance, hand-eye coordination, and cross-brain functionality. Just as importantly, they’ve also formed a tight-knit community, where, as one boxer said, “we happen to like each other a lot, which is really nice.” Enjoy the journey with this incredibly fun group! The Salvation Army would like to extend a special thanks to the Parkinson Association of the Rockies and the Heavy Hands Heavy Hearts Center.

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