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Took my first outdoor walk today. Beautiful sunny 49 degrees.  It has been a long winter of inside walking. Glad to see springtime 🌷

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I just retired from a physical and mentally challenging job I have enjoyed just sitting for the past month but will begin walking and working with weights. My first checkup after retiring the doctor said to loose weight and get my NEVER HIGH Cholesterol lower. I have to do it so I can enjoy being retired!
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Alone walking sometimes cannot give enough benefits to our body. To manage the proper heart health Omega supplements are necessary.

 

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I still walk just about every day.  It is not a chore, but more like just part of my normal routine.  After sitting all morning at my computer at work, getting up and moving around actually feels great.

 

There are lots of other people doing it too.  I see many others at the indoor "mall" next to work who are walking their lunches off.  Athletic gear is selling well and trackers are still selling big.

 

Anyone else?

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Butterfly,

 

My prescription for lyrica came in the mail today.  Starting low.  Keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed.

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Finding money.  I once found a $100 bill lying in the street while I was walking my dog.  No lie!  Some little rich kid lost his lunch money.  Friends said it was a drug deal gone bad.

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Why should you start walking? Walking for 30 to 60 minutes each day is one of the best things you can do for your body, mind, and spirit. Here are great reasons to start walking.

 

#1  

The Honolulu Heart Study of 8000 men found that walking just two miles a day cut the risk of death almost in half. The walkers' risk of death was especially lower from cancer. Other studies have had similar findings - if you keep walking, you improve your chances of a longer and healthier life.

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https://www.verywellfit.com/top-reasons-to-start-walking-3435095?utm_campaign=fitsl&utm_medium=email...

 

No, no, no. #1 is:

 

Find money lying on the sidewalk.

 

Proof:

 

https://community.aarp.org/t5/Politics-Current-Events/AARP-and-Walgreens-Will-Pay-You-0-01-Per-Mile-...

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For the neuropathy pain in the feet, have you tried alpha lipoic acid?  Start with 100 mg twice a day.  If that doesn't work go up to 300 mg twice a day, and finally 600 mg twice a day, if necessary.  Be sure to get a brand that does NOT contain vitamin B6, as too much of that can actually cause symptoms of neuropathy.  Alpha lipoic acid shouldn't have any side effects, but if you're taking lots of medications, it's best to check them against alpha lipoic acid to make sure your meds and the alpha lipoic acid don't interact.  I hope it works for you.  

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@MartinG987436 wrote:

I don't have much choice.  I quit driving 6 months ago.  Now it's all by foot or by bus.  I've battled neuropathy over 2 years in my foot and every step is agony.  I've tried EVERYTHING.  A laser scam (guaranteed) and accomplished nothing but left me $3400 poorer. Lyrica is a choice but weight gain is possible and I tried too hard to take off 40 lbs. 3 years ago.  I'd rather put up with the pain than gain that back again.


Did "EVERYTHING" include opiates?  I take an opioid before walking and it works wonders. 

Also, did you try a topical cream containing lidocaine on your foot?  You can buy 4% lidocaine over the counter and I suspect stronger with a prescription.

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Activity is Longevity of external and internal body parts. Walking and swimming two great choices for movement. Legs, knees and feet carry the rest of the body. Walking strengthens bones, veins, arteries and muscles and enhance heart, lung and brain function. I salute you and your husband! You are champions at your age.You put some young people to shame.

 

God bless you two to continue sojourneying on for many more fruitful years walking together!

 

 

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