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Sunday, January 06, 2013

I went to visit my mom in NY this vacation. I love her to bits and I love how determined she is. She loves her children and would do almost anything for them. I do, however, realize that she loves her independence. We saw some changes in gait and posture, and she wasn't eating well. This made me look at myself and how well I adapt to change. I already know I don't like change. but it is good for you. I want to do things daily that promotes me dealing with change a little easier.

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MNNICE 1/7/2013 10:05PM

    Now is definitely time for is to work on strength, flexibility and balance. It will pay off big dividends age we age!

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SENATOR9 1/7/2013 9:20AM

    Thank you

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RITAROSE 1/7/2013 7:13AM

  functional fitness--never heard of that but it makes great sense! Thank you!

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ALEXSGIRL1 1/6/2013 7:29PM

    realy thanks for this i am now going to make sure i am more flexiable along with the cardio and weights hugs for your mom and you too.

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RFJSJ50 1/6/2013 7:19PM

    I have been hearing a lot lately about functional fitness and am adapting much of my exercise along those lines.
I've watched my mom gradually become less mobile and able to independently accomplish many everyday tasks. Of course her age (84) is part of that but she was never one to eat based on good nutrition or exercise at all.
Now, at 62, I am seeing (and feeling) how important taking care of ourselves truly is as we face our "golden years."

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WENDYJM4 1/6/2013 6:40PM

    interesting, I hadn't thought of that.

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FANTASTIC731 1/6/2013 12:25PM

    Nothng like looking at your self 20 yrs in the future to see what good/bad potential is there.

I did the same thing with my mom.

Good Luck!

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