....Do it now! When we were young, in our 20s and 30s, DH and I put so many
things on the back burner, waiting til we were older and had the time to do
what we knew we wanted to do. What we never took into consideration was the
fact that when we got older we might not have the same degree of energy and
(more important) flexibility that we had when we were young. If we could
just go back 25 years we'd do things differently. We'd somehow find the time
to build those floor to ceiling shelves in the spare bedroom, replace the
asbestos floor tiles in the downstairs laundry room and powder room, and
install closet systems in all of the bedrooms of our 50-year-old home. Now
those once manageable (by us) chores and home renovation projects are
beyond our physical capabilities, and we have to hire others to do most of
the things we once did ourselves with little effort. Maybe as young people
we were abnormally naive, but I sure wish someone had given us fair warning
that the ability to do what we once were able to do would decrease
significantly as we aged. So hopefully some of you younger readers will
heed this warning - Don't wait! Do it NOW while you can.
Liz - 63 and feeling it!!
I've often wondered why we put off all the projects we want done until just
before we move out... so the next guy can enjoy them instead of us. Doesn't
make much sense, does it?
I used to run a dive shop and I can't count the number of people who've come in,
sighed, and then made a comment about they wished they had learned how to dive
back when they were young. I determined then and there to develop a list of the
things I want to do before I die. I managed to knock off about 90% before I
became physically unable. If I die in the night, there'll be no regrets about
what I didn't get done.
And actually, since I had my hip replaced, I'm much more capable now than I was
10 years ago...
LOL! I'm scheduled for my second hip replacement on 1/6, which is probably
what prompted my post! The problem is, even though I know that surgery will
cure what ails me currently, it will have no effect on what's coming around
the bend in the future.
Youth is truly wasted on the young!
He who failed to look after his own health is biggest fool!
Old Chinese saying, "Young man wasted his health to get rich, old man
used up his wealth to regain his health.
May I ask how heavy you are? I am 165 lbs. 6 feet tall all my life. I am
65 now and can keep up with my dog and 21 year old son climbing Rockies
or running in the open field. Health is your choice, you're what you eat!
I don't smoke, I don't drink.
About half bull shit. It does not matter what you eat when you have
hereditary problems. Congratulations on your good health, but many people
have no control over their organs and the faults they were born with.
Before you brag about how good your health is because you took care of your
body, visit a children's hospital and then tell me what they ate wrong.
No one is born perfect. No one is 100% healthy. But knowing what your
weakness you can minimize pain and suffering. Again number 1 is your
diet. If your eating habit is bad, you make things worse and
more difficult. An example, if you have joint pain, eat acid/mucous
causing food, your pain will get worse.
Not only that, even if he were right perhaps in this case, it's
obnoxious to address people the way he did.
Tony, if you want to post on the advantages of a good diet, start
another thread, instead of trying to kick someone when they're
(part-way) down. Apparently you didn't develop this good personal
trait when you were young, or you would (your own words imply) still
In addition, not drinking is no better than drinking moderately.
And no matter what, you might be sick tomorrow. I'm sure most people
know enough to agree.
Remove NOPSAM to email me. Please let
me know if you have posted also.
:> May I ask how heavy you are? I am 165 lbs. 6 feet tall all my life. I am :> 65 now and can keep up with my dog and 21 year old son climbing Rockies or :> running in the open field. Health is your choice, you're what you eat!:> I don't smoke, I don't drink.:> Happy holidays.:> Tony
:About half bull shit. It does not matter what you eat when you have
:hereditary problems. Congratulations on your good health, but many people
:have no control over their organs and the faults they were born with.
:Before you brag about how good your health is because you took care of your
:body, visit a children's hospital and then tell me what they ate wrong.
Of course, you are right Edwin, but I think that Tony has a right to
brag. I'm not fond of that "you are what you eat" maxim, nor the "youth
is wasted on the young" one. Pick your maxims with care, I say.
Tony, I hate to disillusion you, but I'm 5 foot 6 and weigh 142, certainly
not obese by any standards, and this is the most I've ever weighed in my
life. As I haven't been able to do much exercise due to the hip pain, I've
gained 10 pounds in the past year. Actually, the arthritis which has plagued
me since my 40s was inherited from my mother, and she inherited it from
hers. In addition, until my first hip replacement in 3/02, I jogged
anywhere from 20 to 30 miles a week but not on trails, and that constant
pounding on hard surfaces didn't help matters any. As my orthopedist told
me, I came upon this condition honestly! You are very fortunate that your
body has not betrayed you, and I truly hope you continue in that direction,
but please don't assume that everyone who requires joint replacement has
brought it on themselves due to bad habits!
:Youth is truly wasted on the young!
Only on the young who waste their youth. Someone once said they'd wasted
their 20's and my reply was that I didn't waste my 20's, and I meant it.
Not all young people waste their youth.
Liz, nothing personal, but it's time you joined the gym, girl!
and try to walk 4 miles or more per day
if it is cold, bundle up and go anyway
and lose that extra 70 lbs you have been carrying around
do all of these things and you will have the flexibility and energy of a
now get movin!
63? Thats very young. My grandmother is 83. She still insists on
digging up 2 rows of spuds in the fall, splits her own firewood and
does her share of snow shovelling - she won't tolerate anyone doing it
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