As someone whose father suffered many years from Parkinson’s, I found it interesting when I learned that the intensity and focus involved with boxing training can actually help quiet the symptoms caused by the disease. This means that, theoretically, a person who has Parkinson’s could potentially struggle less with the disease and perhaps even decrease some dependence on pharmaceuticals.
Parkinson's Disease affects the central nervous system through the loss of specific cells in the brain. It is a degenerative disorder, starting usually with symptoms involving muscle movement including tremors, rigidity, and slowness. In later stages dementia can occur along with other sensory and emotional problems.