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Monday, February 18, 2013

I have been very busy with family issues....

Thanks to everyone for the support and prayers for my Dad....He is doing better and getting some much needed physical therapy ....I listened today as the therapist explained that as we age we need more exercise to maintain a healthy body and mind....My Dad was always very active but the last few years not so much...She told him at 88 he needs to exercise everyday....or he will get weaker and weaker...I learned that lifting weights is so important....I will be doing more in that category ....

So it got me to thinking......what am I doing today to improve my tomorrow's....this is almost like the quote from Ralph Martson.....

So starting today I'm going to make a list of things I should be doing for my body and my mind to make sure I age healthy.....
Today I rode the bike for 60 minutes, walked around the therapy center several times....park as far away as possible...
I ate a healthy breakfast, and lunch.....I have a healthy salad planned for dinner...
I need to find word games and other activities to keep my brain alert too...

I think we should all make a plan to be as good as possible...it was eye opening today to see so many people in there late 40's and early 50's who had stokes and needed therapy....wow I feel so lucky..but I can and will be doing more...
Helping my Dad will help me too....

Have a healthy day .... emoticon
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SHARON10002 2/28/2013 4:46PM

    Glad to read that your Dad is doing better. I appreciate you sharing this information with all of us. Thanks for the reminder!

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NASFKAB 2/20/2013 5:11AM

  great info thanks made me think should start increasing my exercise

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NASFKAB 2/20/2013 5:11AM

  great info thanks made me think should start increasing my exercise

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BARBARAROSE54 2/19/2013 9:29PM

    emoticon for the reminder and great info.

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HOLLYM48 2/19/2013 5:36PM

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Sounds like a great plan. Working in health care I couldn't agree more that we need to start thinking about how we are going to age and take good care of ourselves!

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GINILEE4 2/19/2013 11:02AM

   

Great information. Thanks for sharing and get busy woman!!!


Gini

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-POOKIE- 2/19/2013 9:57AM

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 2/19/2013 9:20AM

    I'm glad your dad is getting the help he needs. My dad is 84, and he takes daily walks and is still active fixing things around his house, but I don't think he does any kind of formal strength training. Your blog was eye-opening, not just for what our parents might need, but what I need to incorporate into my own life so that my older years are as healthy as they can be.
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PIXIE-LICIOUS 2/19/2013 8:42AM

    Glad to hear that your father is doing well.

No matter what our age, we need to take care of our bodies. So happy that you are taking care of yours, you inspire me!

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SOCKITTOME 2/19/2013 2:24AM

    Your dad is lucky to have you around to help, and it sounds like you're lucky to have him around as well! You rock!

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RAINBOWMF 2/18/2013 9:06PM

    Great blog, Kitt. Yes, we have to work towards a healthy heart and mind.

Love Mary

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WARMSPRINGDAY 2/18/2013 8:36PM

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 2/18/2013 7:29PM

    Kitt, thank you for sharing what you learned today. Glad your dad is doing better.


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LOLAJO54 2/18/2013 7:26PM

    I am with you Kitt..

keep our bodys active and our minds sharp
I do scabble on facebook .. helps

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MTULLY 2/18/2013 7:14PM

    Glad to hear your dad is doing better. Good for you to continue to look for ways to improve your health for today and the coming years. Good for you for reminding the rest of us! It is never too late.

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KATHYJO56 2/18/2013 6:37PM

    Kitt, You learned your lesson well. i will be 60 next month, and these things are staring me right in the face. i have tried to learn from others and I wish you well. I know that you will be very successful. emoticon

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MICKEYH 2/18/2013 6:22PM

    Thank you. This is very eye opening blog for me. I leaned that as you age, you still need or need more then ever since you are aging. There is no retired for fitness.

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SHANTODD420 2/18/2013 4:58PM

    Those all sound like great ideas kitt. Have a healthy and happy day.

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