Calculating the Risks in Being Active as We Age
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Calculating risk as we age is a challenge. I snow ski. In fact at 70, I have gotten back into skiing in the last few years and am getting better. Still I am aware it is a dangerous sport and that I can injure myself. I have decided it is worth it and do it with care. Lessons. Not alone. I prep with workouts and pace myself on the slopes. But of course one snow boarder could ruin my day, my limbs and apparently my head. (A good friend of mine who was in great shape just sustained a serious head injury when a truck driver hit her on her bike).
Meanwhile my husband wants to buy a three wheel motor cycle which terrifies me for him. We took a course together, but training involves biking on a black top at 20 mph. As we know the highways are not that simple. I have decided not to get a bike and he may still get one. How can I argue—with me on skis!
So many people die of sitting and eating too much. I’m going to go with active, but as sanely as possible. How do you calculate the risks of staying active as you get older?