Fitness is the Key
I think this is my FAVORITE, fitness Quote.
“There is a misdirected obsession
with weight and weight loss,
the focus is all wrong.
It's fitness that is the key.”
Steven Blair quote.
What is yours?
A reminder to sedentary workers: Move it or lose it.
Blogger-Jogger; Achieving the balance. - Photo above is of the author at age 64, in 2011.
Jogging is beyond me these days, but I made my septuagenarian status, and I doubt I'd have got this far if I'd not made an effort toward overcoming the health damaging effects of my creative life.
Australian researchers found that people sitting at their desks for more than six hours a day are nearly twice as likely to be overweight than those who sit for less than 45 minutes a day.
The University of Chicago in 2001 found that a worker in a sedentary career may end up with a Body Mass Index 3.3 units higher than someone in a highly active job.
Here are some great tips to stay healthy, and maintain your weight, despite your sedentary job.
My garden is also my gym. I patter around in it at my own pace. I've adapted it to my senior needs by creating raised garden beds. I'm also growing my spring bulbs pots, so that I can raise them to table height to work on them.
I've always loved my garden and I don't plan to give it up as I age, I'll adapt it to my changed ability to maintain it.
I get a yard man in a couple of times a year to do the heavier work. I only weed after rain, when the ground is damp. I put down a good 4" (100cm) of mulch to suppress weeds and reduce the need for watering. There are many ways to reduce labour in the garden, yet still have a glorious display of flowers to paint.
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