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

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Warren and George who were mentioned in the article sound like miracle men, not ordinary old guys. Hope I can come close to that when I reach that age. At 69 I'm in good health and taking advantage of it. I walk my dog 3-4 miles most days (did 6 today), play golf, ride a bike (weather permitting in the Chicago area) and do a lot of physical work around the house.

 

I'm also a big believer in strength training and lift weights at home 3 days a week, plus do core exercises on 3 other days. The benefits are greater strength, agility, flexibility and stronger bones. You can simply do more things with less effort and less risk of injury.

 

I understand that many people have physical or health limitations that restrict what they can do. They should do as much as they safely can -- anything that gets them moving. It will help them in everyday chores and perhaps make them feel better about themselves. What I don't understand is that so many reasonably healthy people get little or no exercise, with the usual result being loss of strength with a gain in weight. 

 

Do what you can while you still can. Life can be too easy if the most exercise you get is from eating and operating a TV remote control. 

 

I've been lucky healthwise, with no major ailments to slow me down. I'm trying to take full advantage of my good luck while I still have it. Why squander good health when there are so many ways to enjoy it?

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

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I am impressed with the techniques listed here. I used to jog (can't anymore), bicycle with spouse on a tandem (won't anymore because of roadie ragers) and yoga classes (now only stretching at home with KV cd tapes etc.). Now I walk fast with my dog (45 min. or more) whenever possible. I try to play doubles tennis 2xs a week and when the weather permits I do lap swimming and pool exercises. When I travel I can easily keep up with the walking and I will use weights and elliptical trainer in a hotel gym. Most BW and HIE have decent gyms. When I walk I sometimes remember to squish my abs in and when I discuss something with someone I usually stand as tall as my frame allows. Plus I do housework. I try to keep fresh veggies and fruits in the home always. We eat out seldom compared to most people I know and I have learned to be a decent home cook.
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Re: Keeping Fit: A Positive Approach to the Aging Process

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Smoking marijauna once a day... Isn't life great! Even at this ageSmiley Wink

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

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Saw this yesterday and thought it appropriate for this thread. 

 

use it or lose it.jpg

 

 

 

 

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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Just saw this and found it a good, positive thought for anyone striving to up their physical conditioning game this week: 

 

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 Go, go, go, go go!

 

 

 

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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Short video showing correct way to do an ab wheel roll out (to save yourself back injury). The roll out is a good entry level exercise. (Vid also shows homemade version for you DIYers)


 

As always, check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise program.

 

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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These last two weeks DH and I have been putting our ab wheel to good use as we seek to build core strength and trim dead weight. 

 

Learn about ab wheels: http://abmachinesguide.com/ab-wheel-workouts-instructions/

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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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@LaDolceVita - Funny! That too!!


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@ASTRAEA   Woman LOL Yes, especially if it was one of your body parts that broke! 

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@Epster - One of the videos showed the assembly; it took about 60 seconds, and there was no voice-over explaining anything. The first time I tried to attach the balance bar, everything was fine until the last connection, and then the parts wouldn't line up perfectly & jammed. When I contacted the company via live chat, the suggestion was to stand on it & force the parts together  .. sure, and then if something broke, whose fault would that be?!


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