6 Ways To Improve Brain Health For Boxers

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  1. Stuart_boxer

    Stuart_boxer New Member Full Member

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    There’s been a lot of media attention on the brain disease CTE recently. Formerly known as “Dementia Pugulistica”.

    A lot of people are acting like being involved in contact sports is the worst possible thing for brain health.

    In this video I go over several methods of proven ways to improve your brain health. In reality exposure to contact sports is one of many factors that affect your overall brain health.

    The Video quotes from half a dozen experts in Neurology and a dozen medical journals.
     
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    AwardedSteak863 Active Member Full Member

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    Thanks for posting. I'm in my 40's now and no longer compete or even spar hard but I worry sometimes about my boxing past coming back to haunt me. It's an interesting yet scary topic for me.
     
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    I trained at an amateur boxing gym, from 19-23.

    At the time I wasn't worried about my brain at all. I started to get worried a couple of years ago when all of the media exposure picked up, even though I had a medical science degree at the time, I was startled by the film "concussion" when I saw it in about 2016.

    Once I started looking at what the scientists were actually saying, I realised it had been completely blown out of proportion and the film version was a work of complete fiction. Now I'm thinking of probably sparring and competing again once or twice. Maybe if you are someone like James Toney there's a sizeable risk there but for someone like me I think, the health and fitness that goes with it doesn't make boxing an unhealthy sport.
     
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    Glad you are getting back into boxing. I'm 44 and still box four or five days a week usually taking turns on mitts with someone from my gym or doing heavy bag work. I couldn't agree more that the benefits of boxing for fitness far outweighs the risk. I personally did a lot of hard sparring back when I competed and lot of times was in with guys that didn't let up. So far so good as far as any issues from those days but It is something that I think about as a father.
     
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    I can think of one thing boxers can do that would be good for their brain health...
     


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