Just turned 60 yesterday and I feel better than ever. When you're sitting around thinking about starting a walk program - don't sit and think - get up and walk. Hope you're still enjoying SP.
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61 5/16/12 1:15 P
Hello dear Over 50 souls!
I am 70 years old and have been essentially inactive for several years now. Truly, I had become largely focused on my husband's needs (now 76 years of age), as leukemia seems to have come in to our lives. It suddenly dawned to me that if I didn't start taking care of myself better, I might not be there for him, my hero.
So, I have a goal. It may not sound like much, but keep in mind my venerable age. This is my plan.
1) Alternate walking 1 mile one day, and walking 2 miles the next, then 1 and then 2, etc. with exception of Saturdays and Sundays. 2) Walk 2 miles daily with exception of Saturdays and Sundays. 3) Walk then jog, continuing to alternate for 1 mile. 4) Walk then jog, continuing to alternate for 2 miles. 5) The same as #4 but shortening to walk periods, while lengthening the jog periods for 1 mile. 6) The same as #5 but extending to 2 miles. 7) Jog 1 mile
I would continue each of the steps as long as needed before going on to the next level. Anyway #7 is my goal. If I can tolerate longer distances later on, so be it.
But this is what I am hoping for from you dears. I am hoping for an on-line link that will provide examples of (with drawings or photos) standard stretching exercises that I should do pre and post walking/jogging. Can you help me?
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