Who can benefit from boxing?
An active lifestyle is a choice for many disabled youngsters.
Boxing is a wonderful way to get fit. Anybody with a disability can benefit from our boxing training sessions. We use boxing as a means to get fit, and increase confidence and self esteem amongst young disabled people. Strength, coordination, cardiovascular fitness, core stability and balance can all be improved through boxing training. Sessions are fun and flexible, and are adapted to overcome the challenges of any physical or mental disability.
Our experienced coaches provide sessions that are fun, safe and adaptable to meet individual's abilities.
Below are a few examples of conditions that have been shown to benefit people with those conditions who exercise.
At The Bluestone Centre no child is excluded from participating in an exercise programme.
Regular exercise for children with ADHD increases blood flow to the brain, improves self-esteem and reduces anxiety and nervousness.
Exercise for children with ADHD also aids in the release of endorphins, which promote feelings of calmness, and improves your child's overall well-being.
Regular exercise and activities are also thought to help children with ADHD by reducing stress levels and reducing hyperactivity.
Studies show that one of the most effective treatments for autistic people is exercise.
Vigorous or strenuous exercise is associated with decreases in behaviours such as hyperactivity, aggression, self-injury, and destructiveness.
Exercise can reduce stress and anxiety as well as improve sleep, reaction time, and memory.
Individuals with Down Syndrome typically have low fitness levels and obesity.
Exercise can be helpful in addressing these issues, and boxing fitness is a fun and social way to acheive health benefits in children with Down Syndrome.
The benefit of exercises for people with cerebral palsy are immeasurable in the amount of energy, stress release, and general good feeling they can produce. Exercises for people with cerebral palsy can increase participation in individual and community activities. Exercising also improves the person’s sense of well-being and reduces anxiety. Exercises for people with cerebral palsy increase and maintain heart and lung efficiency, and maintain strength, flexibility, mobility and coordination. They also improve and maintain bone structure, strength, assist in weight control, and reduce risks of several chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure and osteoporosis.
People who are sight or hearing impaired have plenty of obstacles to overcome in daily life, and that goes double when you add the element of exercise. However, with the advent of blind athletes like Marla Runyon, who ran in the 2000 Olympic games, more and more people are getting involved in sports and exercise.
English Federation of Disability Sport - Benefits of physical activity.
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Regular physical exercise is proven to provide social and personal benefits as well as improving physical and mental health.