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Yes I want to exercise today! — a simple island life

April is Parkinson’s awareness month and with it comes much new connection and shared information. Last week was Hawaii Parkinson Associations annual symposium which was held virtually this year. The keynote speaker was Jimmy Choi. As you may already know, Jimmy is a world class athlete and has participated on American Ninja Warriors for several years and is also a person with Parkinson’s. He is a passionate advocate for PD and the power of exercise in the role of helping manage our illness and increase the quality of our overall health.

I’ve seen Jimmy on social media and American Ninja Warriors and I’ve also seen clips of him talking here or there, but this was the first time I’ve heard an entire speech of his and it was fantastic. There was one part where he used a backpack and it’s contents as an analogy to symptoms of PD, which was brilliant.

If you’d to watch, click here. I promise you, you’ll be motivated to get up and exercise whether you have PD or not.


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