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North Yorkshire Sport
Supporting Long Term Conditions Through Physical Activity - Case Study: Boxing for Parkinson's

Film & Campaign Description

We have enabled people with early onset Parkinson's to manage their condition using physical activity.

Parkinson's is a progressive, degenerative neurological condition with a wide spectrum of symptoms including tremor, slowness in movement, dexterity, and cognitive behaviour. Regular exercise is key in helping to manage the symptoms, yet there are very few opportunities to take part in accessible, condition specific activity.

We supported Parkinson's UK (Harrogate) and BigKat Gym with Tackling Inequalities funding to establish Boxing sessions at Bilton Wellbeing Hub in Harrogate. The sessions were designed to build & maintain strength, mobility and flexibility whilst providing a social network where participants could connect with others living with Parkinson’s.

North Yorkshire Sport

North Yorkshire Sport Ltd is a registered charity and the Active Partnership for North Yorkshire & York. We use sport & physical activity as a driver for positive change to help tackle barriers to being regularly active, such as health, deprivation, training & employment and disability in order to build stronger communities.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: