Boxing and Parkinson’s

Boxing and Parkinson’s

When Preston Moon was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at age 53 in 2008, he never dreamed he’d be bobbing and weaving in a boxing gym or pounding punching bags one year later. After learning that the condition would progressively impair his motor function due to a loss of brain cells that produce the chemical messenger dopamine, he thought he had little to look forward to but a steady decline. Then, in 2009, his next-door neighbor in Indianapolis mentioned Rock Steady Boxing, a local nonprofit program she’d attended that used boxing to manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. https://www.brainandlife.org/articles/exercise-programs-incorporating-boxing-skills-may-help-manage-symptoms-of/ every day spent is a day you can’t get back. Choose your “moves” wisely! #exercise #fitness #workout #gym #motivation #health #fit #fitnessmotivation #training #healthylifestyle #healthy #bodybuilding #fitfam #weightloss #lifestyle #gymlife #personaltrainer #muscle #strong #cardio #gymmotivation #love #sport #instagood #fitspo #instafit #crossfit #diet #thetrainerhoodriver.com #Parkinson’s