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 all the more challenging. This 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
During COVID-19, Paul has turned to a solo ping pong set-up that he found online. Even though he’s playing on his own, he still finds it massively enjoyable. Paul’s 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.” While he looks forward to being able to see his walking football teammates when things return to normal, he’s found there are plenty of ways he can keep himself moving, occupied, and having fun.