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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

If you're not in the parade, you watch the parade ,That's life." Mike Ditka

Ever watch sports and say to your self that is way cool wish I could do that? Well why not? You may never be a Nolan Ryan , or a Deion Sanders, but you could be you are participating and that is more fun than sitting around.

Maybe you are too shy or don't have the time or money to join a team . It's okay you can still participate . I don't play football but enjoy doing high knees, or tires , which are football moves. I sometimes practice pitching without a ball or glove. And you can shoot and pass a basketball without a basketball or net.

It's winter here get out your sleds or ice skates and give it a go . Hit the trail with some snowshoes or just regular boots walking in snow burns more calories and uses different muscles and is good for balance.
In the spring and fall there is hiking and biking , and running to name a few.
In the summer which I sure hope gets here quick move around in the pool.

You don't need to be a pro athlete to get in or try the game of sports. You just have to have a little determination and willingness to have fun.

Whatever your limitations , or your injuries there is some kind of movement you can do , whether it is chair exercises , or tai chi or laughter yoga , or something else.

Don't just watch the parade jump right in and join. I will be the clown smiling and waving at you in the middle . Look for me I will have my eyes out looking for you. Hugs , love and healthy living.

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JACKIE542 2/19/2014 8:26PM

    I love this, ok! I will be looking for you! emoticon

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HOLLYM48 2/19/2014 6:34PM

    Let's get in there and have some fun! Great advice as usual! You are right, we don't have to be a pro athlete or have all the equipment, our body is really all we need to get out there and move! Let's do it!

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TOKIEMOON 2/19/2014 6:28PM

    I don't know what your career is, but you would certainly stand out as an activity therapist. Your creativity and enthusiasm are always a pleasurable read.
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MEXGAL1 2/19/2014 4:06PM

    Awesome!
And many thanks for your comments and condolences regarding the loss of our beloved Guinevere.
Sallie

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SIEGRID 2/19/2014 1:43PM

    emoticon as usual, a great blog. Unfortunately I can't participate much at the moment except for my stationary bike, as I am on medical leave because of my back. But, when the back is okay I ride horses, and in the winter I usually do the horse trails on foot with my dog. Sometimes up to 3 hours. Right now, I do stationary bike for 60 minutes and my dog is on the treadmill beside me for the full 60 minutes. She also has a tendancy to gain weight emoticon emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 2/19/2014 9:25AM

    I recently read that we burn some calories just watching things like an Olympic event as we go along with the athlete mentally. Not sure I buy that.

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WORKNPROGRESS49 2/19/2014 8:46AM

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LOVESLIFE48 2/19/2014 7:52AM

    Very motivational!!! Thanks Joanne!!! emoticon

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GOANNA2 2/19/2014 6:11AM

    I agree. I used to do more sporty things when I lived in
the cold Canadian climate than I do in the unbearable
heat. I find this humidity is sapping my energy. I am
trying to at least do an hourly walk every day.

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