With Muhammad Ali's passing, boxing†ó particularly as a cause of head trauma that could be associated with Parkinson's disease (PD)†ó has been in the news. Perhaps it might be surprising then, that this form of exercise†ó non-contact boxing†ó is heavily endorsed as a way to stay active and manage Parkinson's symptoms.
Freddie Roach, a Hall of Fame boxing trainer and former boxer himself, is one such proponent. His story in the New York Times highlights how beneficial non-contact boxing can be for managing Parkinson's symptoms. Read more about one program†ó Rock Steady Boxing†ó designed specifically for people with PD.†