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Boxers work to knock out Parkinson's symptoms

Updated: April 10, 2013, 1:47 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- When Mary Yeaman was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2006, she could barely bring herself to leave her house. Her muscles were weak, and she was having a hard time coping.

"I've always done sports and stuff like that, and it was getting to be too much just sitting and doing nothing," she said.

In 2007, she found Rock Steady Boxing in Indianapolis. She now attends classes every week and has seen her symptoms ease as a result of a rigorous regimen of punching, ...

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