Punching Out Parkinson’s: Boxing Training Improves Symptoms – USNews

For many years, there has been widespread speculation that boxing caused or contributed to the late heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali’s long battle with Parkinson’s disease. After all, head trauma is known to increase the risk of Parkinson’s, a chronic and progressive movement disorder that affects an estimated 7 to 10 million people around the world, according to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. So it may come as a surprise to discover that boxing training is now being used as a form of therapy for people who already have Parkinson’s[…]Read More—>