Paul was very active as a kid, playing virtually any sport that he could. And as an adult, his love of sport remained, which made his diagnosis with Parkinson’s more challenging. That said, as his symptoms have changed how he’s able to keep moving, he’s found new activities to try and new tricks to keep himself motivated. Walking football has replaced standard football, and he’s even taken up solo ping pong playing. By setting himself little targets and challenges, Paul has found can keep himself going, on his good days and even on days that might be tough.
How Paul Gets Moving
Paul is always looking for fun new ways to get active and found a solo ping pong set-up to keep moving with his Parkinson’s. Now, when he feels like adding a bit of movement into his day, he can get moving at home without needing a playing partner!
His condition has also caused him the occasional bout of insomnia, which he’s turned into opportunities to take early morning walks on the beach with his dog. Keeping moving is important to Paul because it’s how he keeps his joints “nice and free.”
Paul has always enjoyed playing football and kept up playing with the Team Undefeatable Virtual Walking Football Team throughout the pandemic. But nothing is better than being able to get back together with his walking football teammates for a kick around and a catch up!