HFJ July – August 2023 | Can Boxing Deliver a Knockout Punch

July-August 2023

ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®: July – August 2023 | Can Boxing Deliver a Knockout Punch against Parkinson’s Disease? A Review of the Evidence 

Parkinson’s is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that reduces motor function, and some of its symptoms, such as tremors, bradykinesia, and flexed-forward head posture, can reduce gait efficiency and increase fall risk. 

Boxing programs have shown promise in improving functional performance outcomes while also improving participant quality of life. This article examines how boxing programs can improve functional performance outcomes and quality of life measures in people with Parkinson’s disease.