My father exercised his whole life until a severe car accident at age 70. The antibiotic he took to save him destroyed his inner ear equilibrium — to prevent feeling dizzy, he had to hold his head very still. No tennis, no golf, no dancing. He became deeply depressed and lost his zest for life. His muscles began to wither and the gaunt look of death spread across his face.
Russell and I recently resumed evening walks and love the benefits. We suggested to Simone and Thorsten Kopitzki, students and Harbor Point neighbors, that they try it. “Walking every night is a good way to balance my stressful office work," Simone said. "I’ve improved my balance and
When we stop to appreciate a body part, we often think of the heart, brain, or the lungs. But where would we be without our ankles? Just where we’re seated right now! Yet, our ankles play a vital role in active aging.
Coincidentally, several days before a skin melanoma was diagnosed near my right ankle, I wrote this thank you note.
Did you know... If you live to age 80, walking an average of 7,500 steps a day, you’re estimated to walk five times around the earth! That's 216,262,500 steps in a lifetime!
Perhaps you've noticed that our health care systems are slowly turning towards prevention and common sense approaches to wellness? The benefits of walking is part of the reason!