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it doesn't shrink itself. it shrinks you. >> i want you to reach up. >> aaron and fellow parkinsonians. part of the new program aims to stop the shrinking if not reverse it. each exercise works on a symptom. >> come on. give me ten. up. >> reporter: stretching is for their stiffness. foot work for balance. >> ready. boom. come on. >> reporter: punchg to stead their tremors. >> go, ha! >> shouting to count their soft voice syndrome. and sparring. for coordination. what does boxing do for you? >> just the opposite of parkinson's. every designed instead of the shrink. designed to pump you up. you get to get on the gloves.
gives you enormous -- different attitude towards the world. you get your physical courage back. and your mental courage. >> reporter: the program called rock steady boxing. uses professional boxing techniques, maybe a little more gently. developed in indianapolis in 2006 it spread to 50 gyms worldwide. >> come on! >> reporter: when italian born roberta monague saw her at a medical conference. >> i just thought it was genius. why didn't i come up with it. i thought. i thought it was an amazing program. >> when she is not coaching. marangue is a researcher at the medical college in new york working on gene therapies for parkinson's. >> my main quest has been
finding a cure. >> but lately in the last couple year, i told them of something missing. when i found this program. i thought it was something i could do to help now in the present. >> left, right. come of on! >> reporter: two years ago, she and her husband, alex montaldo, an actor. >> right. >> went to indiana to learn how to teach rock steady. they then approached the folks at gleason's in brooklyn. a kind of grungy, no frills, old school gym where mohamed ali trained and deniro trained for "raging bull." lisa donates a ring for them. three days a week. >> it's curious the i heard that mohamed ali got parkinson's from boxing. >> when you say it, it is counterintuitive. >> yes. >> the difference is this. we do no contact boxing.
if they don't tie against each other. >> they don't get hurt? >> they don't get hurt they don't get hit. what about alex? >> i notice you wear yourself putty armor. >> get yourself all protected. >> i'm glad i have it. >> is it going to hurt you. >> one of our boxers, specifically, reis the very reason why i survived that. >> he hurt you. >> a good thing. that showed me how -- >> yeah. >> incredible. >> i think i hit him too hard in his ribs. got home and decided it was time to get some body armor. >> you maked him once >> was it right uppercut. >> left. i think left. >> when les mills, a new york city teacher and gym coach was diagnosed with parkinson's, it
hit him hard. >> when he first came. he was not in great shape. physically, psychologically, he was pretty depressed. didn't want to do much. you should see him now. >> come on. >> i first started coming. i was not able to walk straight off to the ring the i would bobble to the ring. hard how to walk. now it is, i don't want to say a piece of cake. physically it made a big difference. >> everyone we spoke to said they have seen an improvement. the secret is camaraderie. and competition and getting pumped up. >> harder! crush him! that's why the trainers act like drill sergeants. >> now, come out. >> they make you do what you are supposed to do, not what you want to do. push you so hard. it becomes a habit. a good habit. she particularly is a slave driver. come on, erin.
come on, erin. you are going to do it. don't quit on me now. >> if we don't see a jump from erin, we will do pushups. >> look in the army. >> jump. aaron. >> does she yell at you? >> it is okay with you? >> i am not sure about that. not going to hear me complain. >> reporter: when he is not boxing, he is a novelist, screenwriter and playwright. >> how bad is it to be interviewed by your wife? >> give you the courage. >> because i am interviewing you. >> don't just go, go, ha, ha. ha, ha. >> you really work them. i could not believe howard was the hour is. >> we need to show them how much thigh can do. -- they can do. because they don't know. >> come on. with me. come on. come on. ha, ha. >> there you go. >> what about watching your wife like she is in the army.
shouting. what do you think of that? >> i like it. >> when people with parkinson's step in and yelled at by a coach they're no longer a person with parkinson's disease. they're a fighter. they're a boxer. that's the difference. they don't feel the disease any more. >> stephanie combs miller, is >> the director of research at the university of indianapolis's college of health sciences. she conducted the major study of effects of boxing therapy on parkinson's. >> we studied people over a two year period. >> in some cases they were better after the two-year period time. their function was better. >> the theory, boxing, renewed growth and the kind of brain cells. >> high intensity exercise can
be neural protective. it be neuroprotective. it enhances the dopamine in the brain. improve growth of neurons. >> it enhances. it goes to what the problem is? >> right. all the evidence we have now. with hive intensity exercise we can improve strength. walking aability, their balance. quality of life. likely seeing changes in the brain as well. >> reporter: she's says one of the patients she studied. he had parkinson's disease. almost declined in health. recluse. found rock steady. this gentleman nine years later you wouldn't recognize him. he is a fighter. and he its breetter in today in 2015 than before he was
diagnosed. >> he is better now than before he was diagnoses. it saved his life. >> nobody is saying boxing -- does this make you feelic about? about your disease? >> yeah. my left arm all the whole arm. it should really go. >> was. wow. >> that's just punching a bag. and doing, extra sizes. >> do you give a sense of slowing the progression. >> certainly slowing symptoms. >> what aaron is doing -- is something that any conceivable a year ago. >> whoa. >> you did great. i always want to shake your hand.
a biography of former president george h.w. bush has created controversy. in "destiny of power", the senior bush takes shots at top aide in the administration of his son. this as jeb is asked for the campaign trail. >> we have seen the bush boys disagree with their mother publicly once or twice before.
this is a rare disagreement with their father. he was reluctant to say anything negative when his son was in the white house not as reluctant any more. >> reporter: at age 91, the 41st president is getting a few things off his chest. donald rumsfeld, his son's secretary of defense is an arrogant fellow with a lack of humility. dick cheney, is an iron ass who just became very hard line and very different from the dick cheney i knew and worked with. >> i have had much worse said about me. >> cheney seemed amused. rumsfeld said in a statement, bush 41 is getting up in years and misjudges bush 43 who i found made his own decisions. >> george would say, this is, this was under my watch. i was commander-in-chief. >> reporter: jeb bush weighed in from new hampshire and said he didn't share his dad's opinion. >> as it relates to dick cheney he served my brother well and served my dad well as secretary
of defense. quhan >> bush said rumsfeld served the president badly. i don't like what he did. and i think it hurt the president having his iron-ass view of everything. >> george h.w. bush and donald rumsfeld did not look each other for 40 years. they were competitors. >> he wrote a biography about bush. there could be several reasons he is breaking his science now. >> is the older father thinking i want to protect my son by making it clear there were maligned influences. >> if you were the son you don't want your father to say your administration was affected by bad influences it moons you were -- means you were weak. it means you gave in. bush senior revealed that donald trump once expressed interest in
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