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Re: Keeping Fit: A Positive Approach to the Aging Process

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@woodstacker52  Yes, dancing is great.  Exercise for the mind and body and fun.  None can stay sad dancing!  

 

I have square danced and taken clogging lessons.  I loved clogging but I am a klutz and took forever to learn certain steps!

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I Square Dance 2 or 3 nights a week. Modern Western Square Dancing keeps your mind working, cardio workout , alertness not tiring,  meet people of all ages.  Learn as a family 7yr olds to 100. My Mom learned to dance at 80yrs old. Danced for 6 yrs.   not just country music dance to all sorts of songs old and new. I'm 69 and I'm hoping to live and dance to 100. See u in a square.  I also try to walk a mile or two 2. Hard to do in **bleep**

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vs6063 wrote:
This is coming from Dr. J people!

@vs6063 Sorry to confuse. It's just a Dr J quote used as a signature line. Smiley Happy He's absolutely one of my inspirations to maintain fitness so I can compete at Senior Games, however. Smiley Happy

 

Epster, not Dr J

 

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. - Julius Erving
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This is coming from Dr. J people!
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Love to swim laps. At 74, I'm sure that swimming 3 times a week and walking on alternate days has kept me very well. I take only two meds and am physically  more agile and well than most of my friends! 

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I'm 68 years old, stand 5'7" tall, and weigh 120 pounds.  My face looks like a road map of wrinkles, and my hair is thinning out.  I still wear high heels, skirts, and all the fancy stuff to work, and try to dress with class rather than with fad.  My look on life is to keep hoping, keep trying, and keep dreaming.  Just because I'm old does not make for an "old woman".  I have heart. I thank God every day that I can walk, talk, see, and hear and all of these combined make me want to do as much as I can. My dream is to open a craft store, my heart belongs to God, my husband, children and dogs.  My life is my own (with some hold backs - answering for every little crazy thing I do), but if I give up I will not be me.  I want to go to heaven sliding in, and knowing I enjoyed every moment of my life and did the best I could with it.  Old is not an age - it's the way you feel about life and all the things you still want to try. 

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I am grateful for everyday, everyday is a day of possibility.    Grateful for family, friends, & opportunity!

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@rp8149 Gotta love a positive approach! Good health to you!

 

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. - Julius Erving
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Aging is in the mind, get up every mornng with a smile and thankul spirit that the Lord has given you another day. Take a walk to the nearest mall or store, meet and greet with a smile even though other may not smile back. Be thank for your ability to move, walk, and able to take care of your self. I am thankful every day that my Lord has given me the ability to care for my self,. I can drive my car where I need to go, last year I drove to Mississippi, New Orlean, and Texas , just me and my Lord.  I am thankful to my Lord:

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ip3285 wrote:

As a former certified fitness instructor whose first job was teaching weight training to men (I'm a 4'10" tall, 88 pound woman), I feel that the way to stay fit no matter what a person's age is to be consistent in your exercise, learn proper techniques, do what works for you and ignore what others can do.  Wall pushups work just fine if you can't do floor pushups.  Remember to warm up and cool down, and to s-t-r-e-t-c-h those muscles after they've warmed up.  So if you don't bulk up, no problem.  The idea is to feel good, have energy, gain endurance, and admire yourself for what you're doing.  Have fun! 


@ip3285 Sage words indeed. Thanks!

 

DH and I, 56 & 58 respectively, have lost a combined 63 pounds in the past 2 years. And yes, along the way we did lose some muscle, so have increased our weight and resistance training in order to regain some of what's been lost. This effort has been supported in no small part by our group of competitive cyclist friends, many of whom are older than are we. These people are in top shape and they are competing at a the masters level; they have made us better. So I'd say that minding one's tribe and creating a circle of friends who support your efforts is a good idea.  

 

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. - Julius Erving