The way this information is shared one might think it is the magic cure for all that might ail you from head to toe.
But being fair to these well-meaning folks — and exercise is truly good for us all as it does much to improve our flexibility, our moods and our bodies overall — yet at my age of 84 there is just something so comfortable about spending a few extra minutes in a warm bed, a few hours in a comfortable chair with a good book, writing an inspired next article or watching a favorite TV program.
After participating in a busy day, I tell myself that I deserve this much awaited rest time in my favorite chair.
To get up a bit earlier on the cold winter days, bundle up and head out the door becomes less and less desirable the older I get.
I confess to being one of these procrastinators about getting the appropriate regular exercise these past years. Everything hurts in the morning, bed is warm, the chair feels so good and I am almost through a favorite book — I might begin exercising tomorrow.
â€‹But this last year I had a wake-up call that said directly to me, Connie, you must plan an exercise program.
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