Light Full Body Workout with Boxing

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Classes taught by Krystal Quagliara

Location

NWI Parkinsons building located at 2927 Jewett Avenue, Highland IN. Class held in activities room on main level of building

Class Time

Mondays from 11:30am to 1:00 p

Attire

Please dress comfortably in clothes you can easily move in.

Benefits of Exercise and Boxing for Parkinson's

According to the Parkinson's Foundation, ;Research has shown that exercise can improve gait, balance, tremor, flexibility, grip strength and motor coordination.. So far, studies have shown improvements in muscular strength and endurance, promotes better balance, improves other aspects of functional fitness. Participating in any level of physical activity is linked with improved motor symptoms. For people with mild to moderate PD, specific exercises can address specific symptoms. For example: aerobic exercise improves fitness, walking exercises assist in gait, resistance training strengthens muscles. One study showed that people with PD who exercised regularly for 2.5 hours a week had a smaller decline in mobility and quality of life over two years Exercise may also improve cognition, depression and fatigue, but the research is still ongoing in these areas.

Boxing has shown to improve strength, power, agility, speed, balance and postural stability, hand-eye coordination and reaction time. 

Caution

It is important not to over stretch weak muscles or force a joint beyond its normal range of motion. This can lead to instability. Avoid aggressive stretching and allow yourself to progress gradually.