Katica and Romolo
Name: Katica and Romolo Marchiolli
We live in: We live in the City of Cambridge. We lived in Hamilton for a very long time but love this community.
#1 Health Goal: To be healthier and live more active and fulfilling lives than we had before. We used to be very active and loved working outside on our property but have not been able to do that for a very long time.
Biggest Challenge: I have a hard time finding time to exercise because I am always there for my husband, trying to make sure that he stays healthy and is well. We have also been looking for a safe, healthy environment for him to exercise in because he is prone to picking up bugs and becoming ill quickly.
Biggest Accomplishment: We have both been diagnosed with diabetes and have been working hard to manage it through exercise, diet and stress reduction. I also have fibromyalgia and Romolo has nerve problems in one of his legs that has made it difficult to exercise and do the things he loves like working in the garden. Since a walking track opened in our community, we have been walking five times a week, two kilometres a day. Romolo is feeling a lot better and I am enjoying not only being able to exercise but being able to do it with my husband.
We will continue to Live Right Now by: Walking more and continuing to increase our activity levels in any way we can. Spring is on our doorstep and we are feeling so much better that we cannot wait to get out into our gardens.
Personal Tip for Canadians: Everything that you can do will help you live a better and healthier life. Walk a little every day, eat better foods, be positive and you will be happier in every way.