NPR | Fight Parkinson’s: Exercise may be the best therapy

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Mike Quaglia was 42 when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, which gradually robs its victims of their ability to move normally. For the next seven years, his condition deteriorated despite medication. “I was at a point where I was either going to give up and let the Parkinson’s take over, or I was going to decide to fight back,” Quaglia says. Fight back he did — literally. Last February he stumbled on a program called Rock Steady Boxing. That’s right: It teaches Parkinson’s patients how to box. Continue.