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Old 09-19-2017, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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That would really only help if I ran back and forth from the car to the store a few times.
I start work in two days; which gives me plenty of walking and pushing. I get laid off for a month here and there and that puts on weight, my doctors hollers, and then I go back to work! Work does have financial rewards; even though I am supposed to be retired at 70 and sitting at my computer until I die!

My wife never liked scratches in our cars so it was 'natural' for me to park in the back of the lots. That also helps get me in shape. All I am saying is that people should not always look for the easy way; it could be the easy way into the grave.

Do you have steps in your house? An extra trip up and down the steps can help burn calories. Of course steps are dangerous and people have to hang on. However; an electric tread mill can throw you for a loop - just ask Senator Reid!
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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I start work in two days; which gives me plenty of walking and pushing. I get laid off for a month here and there and that puts on weight, my doctors hollers, and then I go back to work! Work does have financial rewards; even though I am supposed to be retired at 70 and sitting at my computer until I die!

My wife never liked scratches in our cars so it was 'natural' for me to park in the back of the lots. That also helps get me in shape. All I am saying is that people should not always look for the easy way; it could be the easy way into the grave.

Do you have steps in your house? An extra trip up and down the steps can help burn calories. Of course steps are dangerous and people have to hang on. However; an electric tread mill can throw you for a loop - just ask Senator Reid!

Yes we have stairs, and I'm forgetful, which means I run up and down them a quazillion times a day.

And I agree that for some people who are not exercise oriented that some simple changes like walking further in the parking lot, or taking the stairs at work would be a great place to start, and it certainly doesn't hurt anyone.

I still spend an hour in the gym most days. For me it is primarily the ellipitical as I have arthritis in my feet (though I did do sprints on the treadmill yesterday). I need to work up a sweat, and house and yard work won't do it, plus the strength training keeps me tone.

We are also active on weekends, hiking or water sports.
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Yes we have stairs, and I'm forgetful, which means I run up and down them a quazillion times a day.

And I agree that for some people who are not exercise oriented that some simple changes like walking further in the parking lot, or taking the stairs at work would be a great place to start, and it certainly doesn't hurt anyone.

I still spend an hour in the gym most days. For me it is primarily the ellipitical as I have arthritis in my feet (though I did do sprints on the treadmill yesterday). I need to work up a sweat, and house and yard work won't do it, plus the strength training keeps me tone.

We are also active on weekends, hiking or water sports.
You have a system and I have my work to get me in 'shape'.

I live in a rural area and every morning and afternoon I see parents either waiting in the vehicles with their kids for the school bus or waiting for them to come home from school. I understand that these are dangerous times and we want to protect our kids. But there is something about starting off our youngsters with a chauffer to cart them one eighth or one quarter mile to or from the school bus. What happened to the days where kids walked a mile or even half a mile to or from the bus? Try to pry those kids away from their friends or video games to get them to a gym!

We train laziness!
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:40 AM
 
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Anyone else ever notice this trend which most of us, thus far, have been able to avoid or live beyond. I have my theory as to why the 50s are so "dangerous," other than it being a corporate plot to avoid pension payments. What are yours, if any?
Absolutely. I have noticed that almost all major first disasters -- hospitalizations etc.. happen in the upper 40s to late 50s. In fact I believe that cancer doesn't grow quite as fast when you reach your 60s. Because your metabolism and other factors are slower. I get frustrated with my doctor that she acts like this is not real.
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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You have a system and I have my work to get me in 'shape'.

I live in a rural area and every morning and afternoon I see parents either waiting in the vehicles with their kids for the school bus or waiting for them to come home from school. I understand that these are dangerous times and we want to protect our kids. But there is something about starting off our youngsters with a chauffer to cart them one eighth or one quarter mile to or from the school bus. What happened to the days where kids walked a mile or even half a mile to or from the bus? Try to pry those kids away from their friends or video games to get them to a gym!

We train laziness!

We are in agreement.
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