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When It's Time To Start Watching My Feet

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Salty Booger, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. Salty Booger

    Salty Booger Royal Crown Cola (RC)

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    I had to climb a ladder today to close up an attic entrance in the garage. It was difficult and a bit scary. I have reached that age where those things that were once easy are now perilous. I don't know how much longer it will be before I am watching my own feet to avoid tripping over them.

    I have reached that age where most of life's problems aren't a big deal, yet my physical prowess is on a steady decline. Quite the tradeoff.

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  2. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Ānanda
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    When it comes to physical activity, in my mind, I’m still in my 20s. When attempting to do something, my body reminds me quite readily that I’m not.

     
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  3. Sunstone

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    I've arranged for private Tai Chi lessons in order to (hopefully) help keep me limber. I've also taken up a little weight lifting again. Too soon to tell if any of it is working though.
     
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  4. SalixIncendium

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    I started doing some asanas after my morning meditations. I have time for that now. :D

    Which reminds me, it's about that time. I got up about 40 minutes earlier than normal this morning, which landed me on RF during the time between waking and my morning meditation.
     
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    I think walking everyday is still the best way to keep in shape as one ages. But don't watch your feet, its bad for posture.
     
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  6. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    I need to buy some barbells to make a start. :)
     
  7. Thief

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    range of motion people.......range of motion
    stretch to whatever reach you think you need.....everyday

    and learn to fall down
    that's right......learn it

    old people break real easy
    and they lay there til help shows up
     
  8. Thief

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    here's an easy one for all of you

    lay on the floor and stretch.....whatever manner you like
    then get up

    do that again

    repeat

    when you feel light headed....go sit down
     
  9. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    I find it increasingly useful to watch where I plan to put my feet.
     
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  10. Thief

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    where's your buddy?....Sideshow Bob
     
  11. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    He's in a parade.
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  12. Thief

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    looks like he was watching everyone else's feet
     
  13. MNoBody

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    life begins at 50-60..... stop being sedentary, it is worse than smoking they say, step away from the chair....
    do yoga, or something like it ...tai chi, qigong, dance.... make yourself sweat and breath hard, or else slowly melt into a puddle of old nasty human goo....bon chance amigo's
     
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    Two years back I slipped on ice, and hobbled about for 2 months. I don't watch my feet, but I sure watch the ice. For my personality type, work is the exercise. Snow shoveling is trick though, as it can be too much in a short time.
     
  15. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Always a good ploy on a cobbled street or in the forest
     
  16. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    At the ripe old age if 50 and following two operations i am really only just beginning to get my get up and go back.

    Morning yoga is good for me, it stretches and highlights awareness of the body. Ive just started Nordic walking, i love go be out in the forest, using the sticks is good exercise. I should also do cycling, before the first of i would think nothing of an 80km ride.
     
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  17. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Or dodging scrap ironlings with malevolent intent.
     
  18. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Not something common in my life but i see where it could be a problem to you. I guess some of those scrap ironlings can have a nasty bite
     
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    At first I thought this was titled "When its time to start washing my feet." I was just wondering if at my age I needed to start doing that.
     
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  20. ChristineM

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    Ew...

    Yes its time to make a start
     
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