Friday, May 1, 2009

Link Exchange - Remain Active

Though I try not to dwell on things that may be, I did sign up for this one, so I'll try my best to make it relevant.

One of the things that I think about is the possibility that something may happen so I may not be able to be as active as I am now. I may not be the kind of person who will run in an Ironman (truth be told, I might make it a block or two before collapsing!), but I do like to think of myself as an active person. (Unfortunately, my job is not very active and does not keep me moving as much as I'd like.)

I wonder if I could continue having dogs sharing in my life if I'm not as active and that really does concern me. I don't think it would feel like home without some furry four leggers wandering around.

There are so many ways you can ensure that you keep active as you get older or as life changes you. One of those options is by making use of items like hot tubs and whirlpools. There are also walkin tubs for those so inclined.

Hopefully I am able to stay fit and healthy for as long as possible (though I do know a few people in the same boat as I who have had to amputate limbs when they got older). I hope that I won't need them for a long while yet - and I hope never to need to be in a chair. We'll see how life goes though, right? When it throws you curve balls ... er ... you make lemonaid?

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Splash said...

I worry about that a lot.

I really believe in weight training. I am a girl, I look like a girl, and I lift heavy weights. I frequently outlift the guys. (and let me tell you, that is sooo much fun).

I am stronger now than ever before in my life, thanks to my trainer. He pushes me to work harder than I would otherwise. He also really believes that I can knock out 50 pushups. I don't think I can when I start, but lo and behold, I CAN do 50!

If you are stronger, you have better balance. I believe that many of the falls in the elderly are due to muscle fatigue and weakness rather than balance problems.

My trainer works me on strength and agility drills, which help me be a better teammate for my agility dog, and hopefully a little stronger in old age.

I wanna be the 70 year old lady doing chin-ups. Just saying.

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

That's great Splash! Kudos to you!! I'm sure you will be the one doing chin-ups at 70 if you keep up the awesome habits you've already formed!