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Insurance CEO relies on walking to lose weight and gain health

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    First Insurance Co. of Hawaii President and CEO Jeff Shonka walks for exercise.Here he walks at Fort Ruger Park near Diamond Head.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Above, Jeff Shonka shown 70 pounds heavier, before he started his walking regimen.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    FICOH President and CEO Jeff Shonka walks toward Fort Ruger Park near Diamond Head during a recent exercise session in Kahala.

Hawaii Kai resident Jeff Shonka is well versed in risk management practices thanks to his role as president and chief executive officer of First Insurance Co. of Hawaii. But it didn’t dawn on him until last year that he needed to manage his own health to minimize the risks of age-related ailments. Read more

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