John Baumann is an author and motivational speaker who learned about 15 years ago he had Parkinson's.
Married to a woman who lives a healthy lifestyle, Baumann turned his life around too, deciding to improve his eating habits and exercise regime.
Baumann lost 45 pounds and some symptoms related to Parkinson's disappeared, he said.
Embracing exercise and awareness were key to living a more productive life with the disease, Baumann said.
Baumann dropped by the ABC Action News Studio to talk to Action News Weekend Edition anchor James Tully about how he is living a healthier life with Parkinson's.