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Walking is my exercise, and I also read, do puzzles, play games to keep my mind active. I try and read my bible often for strength and comfort in my daily life: My diet I am doing better. When you are 72 you

like a cake or pie some time, but I try to eat better every day. i can do every thing for my self to God be the praise and glory:

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I'm sort of retired from a successful career in banking. Retired to a horse farm with 17 horses (our own and boarders) that requires a fair amount of physical work. I'm the gury who fixes all the broken fences, equipment, etc. We do this because of the kids who come here to learn how to ride and care for the animals.

I also provide support systems to smaller financial institutions on managing compliance with existing and new regulatory requirements. If you want to see how well your brain is functioning read a Federal Regulation!

P.S. not into either of these for the money, but raither the satisfaction of giving, watching young people grow into responsible adults, the excersie and the mental stimulus.At 74 I feel pretty fullfilled. Life is good.

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So true!!
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Running and walking keeps my brain functioning.  Also, working on my farm, in my gardens, and tending to my goats, chickens and dogs.  There's a barn own in the barn owl box and we "exchange greetings" every morning, which gives me an emotional "high".  It's interesting how one part of the body can positively influence the other despite the fact that they perform different functions.

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I agree, exercise is the key.  It doesn't have to be a chore.  I play pickleball 3 or 4 times a week.  It's fun, good social activity.  You meet lots of people in a good social atmosphere.  Also, walking in nature is healthful and refreshing.

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It seems to me that when you start an exercise program,you are going to feel worse than before you started.If you continue,eventually you'll feel better than not exercising.Unfortunately,most people drop out  before they get to the point where they feel better exercising than not.It may take months or even years,before you get to that point.Anyway,that's what happened to me,when I began bicycling,back in 1978.After a few years I became addicted and have withdrawl symptoms if I don't ride.Have riden over 120K miles since starting.Averaging about 110 miles a week.Had the common inquinal hernia surgery and breaking collar bone in a bike crash,Other than those 2 events,I've managed to have only 1 doctor visit since the early 1970's.Now I'm 66 and still not signed up for Medicare,other than the free Part A.Will sign up for Parts D and B,when I take my SS at 70.Wish this country would concentrate on healty living,rather than insurance,to bail you  out of your bad behavior.So much wealth wasted on insurance and medical,that could be better used.

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roberts258723 wrote:

There Are Always The Few The Proud Like The.US Marines

That makes the decisions and changes for any community

 

It is sad,but it is a True Part Of Life Since Civilization Began

 

Individuals like me and others has had life throw difficulties in our path and we  the Survivors enjoy life much more.

 

Bob


Truth and wisdom, Bob. Smiley Happy

 

"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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There Are Always The Few The Proud Like The.US Marines

That makes the decisions and changes for any community

 

It is sad,but it is a True Part Of Life Since Civilization Began

 

Individuals like me and others has had life throw difficulties in our path and we  the Survivors enjoy life much more.

 

Bob

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@roberts258723  Exercise is truly the key to health and happiness, isn't it?

 

Why we can know this, are shown this truth every day, and still have a population that is 70% overweight is mind boggling. Smiley Happy 

 

No matter what you are talking about some people will get it and some people will not. If this sounds negative, I am sorry. It is just that since I arrived here I have basically been saying the same thing over and over again: exercise is the key to health and happiness. Those discussions consistently draw less interest than, say, a discussion of what we as individuals have collected over the years or chatter about the weather.

 

So, hey, I'm all ears, but you are preaching to the choir here. Smiley Happy

 

 

 

 

"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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We need to talk more about Emotional Health

 

When we are happy,our body works better

 

Regular Physical Activity,helps us deal with depression

 

Just using the AARP website helps us communicate with others

Sharing our knowledge and beliefs

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