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Old 04-19-2019, 03:27 PM
 
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I agree, I still keep his email.
But I now can see his infinite wisdom. My husband and I have been running on a treadmill slowly but surely.
I run 4 miles every other day and weight lift the days I don’t run ... I hate it but it is something I have to do .... I had high blood pressure,, high cholesterol and diabetic prior to the intensity of running.. it is many years now we start our day like this .. there are days like today that just drain me ....

I ran this morning then ended up doing more than 2 exhausting hours drumming in the studio..... by 8 pm I will be out cold
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:26 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I run 4 miles every other day and weight lift the days I don’t run ... I hate it but it is something I have to do .... I had high blood pressure,, high cholesterol and diabetic prior to the intensity of running.. it is many years now we start our day like this .. there are days like today that just drain me ....

I ran this morning then ended up doing more than 2 exhausting hours drumming in the studio..... by 8 pm I will be out cold
I wouldn’t advertise the out cold part, you have to let the groupie out there know that you still have moves like Jagger.
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:28 PM
 
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I wouldn’t advertise the out cold part, you have to let the groupie out there know that you still have moves like Jagger.
I do but only until 8pm...today getting lucky is when they leave you alone. Ha ha ha
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:13 PM
 
Location: northern New England
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after having problems with my knee and my back, I now do about 20 min. exercise EVERY day for them, with some arm exercises thrown in (don't want bat wings). If I miss a few days, I can tell. I hear so many people complaining of back issues - you can't just do nothing and expect you will be the same as you were at 20. I also wear a fitbit and walk as much as possible. Keep track on the calendar and always aim for more than the week before.



In my volunteer job I am on my feet for 4-5 hours straight and lifting a lot. I sleep real good on those nights.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:22 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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There are a lot of exercises to keep the space in your back open, my family members also complain a lot about back trouble. I used to be the one in the family with not so good heath and back trouble, now they all have it. At least mine got better. Just about everything got better since we retired. You can’t sit in your butt and expect things to be better.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:54 PM
 
Location: FL
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I wholeheartedly agree with this. I stepped on the scale in October 2018 and to my horror my weight ballooned to 238!!! I'm 6 feet tall. I was out of shape, had knee pain; back pain; Ugh.

Since October and as of today, I now weigh 200lbs, walk 2 miles per day, can do 30 push ups, 40 sit ups, and can curl 35 lb free weights with each arm 25 times. Nice progress for a 63 year old. I have a ways to go to get to 190.

ALL my aches and pains are gone!!!! I have also inspired my wife who also ballooned to 153 and is now 143.

My last doctors visit blew away the doctor and he asked if I can speak to his other patients.

All this progress was triggered by that one moment of realization of stepping on the scale and seeing that horrible number!!!!

Good luck to all those who are struggling with their weight and health and are trying to make progress. YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!
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Old 04-19-2019, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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Some days are more active than others.

Today I used a pick and shovel (OMG so heavy) to clear and area near our fence to put down sod. A 40 foot, 10 inch strip full of weeds and rocks. Had to wheelbarrow it quite a long way, about 5 loads.

I really sort of brain-dead tired right now. But I finished the job.

Most women 63 years of age would have hired someone. Certainly got my exercise for the day!
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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I'm male age 64, and my fitness routine is bike riding 4 days a week, a bit over 30 miles each ride. That adds up to just under 500 miles per month. I also go for a 30+ minute walk most evenings after dinner. I am 6' and weigh under 170 lbs, so this routine keeps me trim. I also don't eat or drink anything with added sugar and avoid high carb food. My legs and lower body have good muscle tone, but my upper body needs some weight training because my arm muscles look scrawny.

My GF is age 58, and she is also active and in good shape. She has a busy job at a hotel where she is on her feet all day, five days a week. Her job would wear me out, but we go on a 2-3 hour hike one morning a week when she has a day off.

The key is to control what you eat and to keep active. Find something you like that involves some physical activity. Walking, bike riding, swimming, hiking, skating, paddling are all good. If you like it, it does not feel like "exercise", it feels like "fun" and you will more likely keep up with it more often.
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Well, thing is...I'm retired. I don't have to squeeze into a uniform, wear 50 pounds of junk around my waist and chase some 16 year old kid down an alley anymore. If I'm out of shape, have a belly, smoke too many cigars or drink too much whiskey I really don't care. Think I'll have another slice of pizza.
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Old 04-20-2019, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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Yes, ER was correct, injuries and less energy as well as diabetes, overweight, etc. become harder to deal with as we age. I'm a bit over 60 and retired 3.6 months ago and I'm making great progress with my weight (perfect), physique (excellent), flexibility and balance (thanks Yoga) and the things I'm still struggling to improve are endurance running and strength training....we'll see how it goes.
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