We are excited to announce that Living Well Balanced is becoming an affiliate of Rock Steady Boxing in the never ending fight against Parkinson’s Disease.The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation estimates there are more than 1 million people in the United States diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and more than 60,000 people are diagnosed each year. Rock Steady Boxing is the first gym in the country dedicated to the fight against Parkinson’s.
Various studies in the 1980s and 1990s supported the notion that rigorous exercise, emphasizing gross motor movement, balance, core strength, and rhythm, could favorably impact range of motion, flexibility, posture, gait, and activities of daily living. More recent studies, most notably at Cleveland Clinic, focus on the concept of intense “forced” exercise, and have begun to suggest that certain kinds of exercise may be neuro-protective, i.e., actually slowing disease progression.
There was a recent study performed with a group of individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, where one group was randomized into a Rock Steady boxing program and the other into a standard exercise protocol. The results actually showed that after two years of a Rock Steady boxing program, symptoms actually decreased! While in the other, standard exercise group, the disease continued to progress.
Our culture at Living Well Balanced is to change people’s lives with a unique, individualized, comprehensive wellness approach. We believe in the prevention of disease and the ability of the body to heal from within and are excited to become an affiliate with this incredible organization who exhibits the same core values.
Let’s all join the fight against Parkinson’s together!
If you, your friends or your loved ones are afflicted by Parkinson’s Disease please don’t hesitate to contact us! Join a class today!