Mike Wood at Rotary

Mike Wood instructs Joe Petrusek on the art of balance.

Mike has Parkinson disease, a progressive disorder of the central nervous system that affects  how your body moves. It can also change the way you think–unless you tackle the problem head-on as Mike has done.  Mike has developed an aggressive approach to keeping the chronic condition at bay by developing an exercise routine that constantly challenges his body to move and to retrain nerve pathways.  He demonstrated balancing techniques, various ways of doing pushups with a heavy roller, and talked about various methods he uses to keep his body moving. His talk was an encouragement to all Rotarians to stay active and to find ways to keep the body and mind engaged.