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Moving is a choice

Sunday, November 10, 2013

My Spark Friend ~INDYGIRL, had a featured blog post the other day that contains this:

"Moving is a choice, it's a choice to be independent and free of mechanical devices and at least some of the crushing pain that weight gain from not moving can cause."

What a great thought. Check out her entire blog at:

http://www.sparkpeople.com/m
ypage_public_journal_indiv
idual.asp?blog_id=5536418

I know that as I got heavier, my range of activities slowly became smaller. It happened so slowly I never really paid attention. It started hurting to run, so I stopped running. Eventually, the idea of even trying to run seemed outrageous.

I finally started to wake up when my knees started to chronically ache when I hiked. I loved hiking and I didn't want to lose that.

My knees no longer hurt when I hike, and someday I will be a runner again too.

"Moving is a choice." Thanks ~INDYGIRL

~ Tai Chi Dancer (currently on day 84 of a streak of 20,000+ steps / day)
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BEATLETOT 11/11/2013 3:40AM

    Great blog!!!!

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Yup, bad knees almost stopped me from hiking too. Going up no problem, but that descent is a killer! Luckily I came to my senses and healed myself so I can continue to enjoy an activity I love.

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PHOENIX1949 11/10/2013 12:54PM

    Many years ago a physical therapist used the phrase 'motion is the lotion' to refer to activity for my arthritis-riddled body. The came to mind as I read your blog. Keep on moving!

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JSTETSER 11/10/2013 12:52PM

    Do all that you can do ever day that you can!
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MADEIT3 11/10/2013 12:18PM

    Thanks for posting. I guess "move it or lose it" still is true!!

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BZJOHNSON 11/10/2013 11:43AM

    The inactivity creeps up so slowly ... until one day, you realize (hopefully!!) what you're missing.

Keep pushing the boundaries!

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KATENURTURE 11/10/2013 11:37AM

    Yes, great thought. I too began moving while in chronic pain, in my case in my 20s after a botched appendix surgery. At first I could walk 5 minutes, then 15, and after a year it was 45 minutes. And I've just kept going from there.

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