Check it out! We’re making headlines again and getting the word out on what we do. This is a great way to close Parkinson’s Awareness month, but know that our work will continue until there’s a cure. We do it for our members fighting everyday and their families who depend on The Brady Bunch for support and community.
Thank you to American Council on Exercise - ACE
The Benefits of Boxing Programs for Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease
One of the essential elements of treatment for Parkinson’s Disease is exercise and, while a well-rounded exercise program is vital, one form of physical activity that may surprise you has emerged to offer significant benefits: boxing.
We were honored that Best Buy Health/Lively (formally Great Call Inc.) wanted to highlight the work we do with people living with Parkinson's in Poway, CA. We're an independently owned affiliate of Rock Steady Boxing that has helps thousands of families have more memories with their loved ones and increase their quality of life. Hear it from our members/fighters who are making this program what it is today.
Thank you to all those who have participated, especially those who have passed after the making of this documentary. You will always be a part of Rock Steady Boxing Poway.
Fighting Back | Lively
Boxing Helps Older Adults Fight Back the Symptoms of Parkinson's At Lively, we strive to create products and services that work together to allow older adult...
That's 90,000 people who are diagnosed with PD every year in the U.S. During the month of April we will be amplifying our voice and building your awareness about PD.
Parkinson's disease (PD)
A neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately the dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called the substantia nigra.
People with PD may experience:
+ Tremor, mainly at rest and described as pill rolling tremor in hands; other forms of tremor are possible
+ Slowness and paucity of movement (called bradykinesia and hypokinesia)
+ Limb stiffness (rigidity)
+ Gait and balance problems (postural instability)
The cause remains largely unknown. Scientists believe a combination of genetic and environmental factors are the cause.
Source: Parkinson's Foundation https://www.parkinson.org/understanding-parkinsons/what-is-parkinsons
APRIL SPECIAL: This month only, new members of R3 Boxing and Rock Steady Boxing Poway will be receiving 50% off their enrollment fee. There's no better time to start boxing than right now!
15 - 3 min rounds with these animals today.
15 jumping jacks, 15 squats, 15 push ups, every single round. Then you either hit the bag or run mitts with me for the time you have left. 1 water break, no complaints, no quitting. Just because you have Parkinson's, doesn't mean I'm going to treat you any different. I expect the same from you, as I do from everyone else.
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Awesome morning at the Poway Rotary Parade! Thanks to everyone who came to support the gym, and thank you to all of the spectators. I hope we put on a good show, while running mitts down the street.
Every single day, at the beginning and end of every class. We let people know who we are, and what we do.
Do we wake up the neighbors?
Can the other businesses hear us across the parking lot?
Tabata Tuesday getting started the right way!
Understanding s*x and gender differences and how they impact Parkinson's is essential for living well. In our recent webinar on Women and Parkinson's, our presenters discussed the impact of hormonal life stages, hormone therapies, motor, and non-motor symptoms, psychosocial and mental health, relationships and social roles, care team considerations, and communication on women.
Listen to the recording and access additional resources:
- Soania Mathur, MD
- Karen Jaffe, MD
- Nabila Dahodwala, MD
- Kat Hill, RN, NP
[Webinar Recording] Women and Parkinson's
Parkinson’s can affect nearly every system in your body and may touch nearly every aspect of your life. So, it’s no surprise that understanding s*x and gender differences and how they impact Parkinson’s is an important consideration for living well. In this webinar, panelists Kat Hill, Karen J
The Unmet Needs of Women with Parkinson’s
Right now, in the U.S. there are more than 400,000 women living with PD. To this day, women are woefully underrepresented in PD research.
"Over the last few years I had gone through multiple neurologists, specialists, brain surgeries and internal radiologists. I was misdiagnosed with migraines and epilepsy. Fast forward to the moment the doctor gave me an apology. He sent me to a PD specialist. I did the walk and finger tests. “You have Parkinson’s,” she said. I went silent. “I’m so sorry, I normally don’t blurt it out, but in your case it’s really obvious,” she said. “We’re going to treat it.”
Women with Parkinson’s disease may face more barriers to quality healthcare and social support than men with Parkinson’s. In addition to finding the right care, many women also experience unique hurdles in receiving a diagnosis.
Read Frances' full My PD Story 📘 Parkinson.org/get-involved/my-pd-story/Frances-Marquez
Frances Raven Marquez
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure.