Important Health Message and Hammock Memory

Our club here in Florida has the most incredible gym, and yesterday morning I was thinking how wonderful it is that so many of our really elderly folk take time to exercise regularly. There are classes for Zumba, Pilates, Aerobics, Ballroom Dancing, and of course on Sunday mornings the dreaded Boot Camp which hubby and I attend. George and Lily, my neighbours across the road are 91 and 90 respectively, and every day I see them working out on the treadmill and a couple of other exercise machines. I think the oldest person who attends gym regularly is 100-years-old, and I’m sure if my MiL lived here, she’d also be there.

Thinking about this reminded me of an e-mail which my sister sent me some time ago, to support her argument that gyms are dangerous places where one can do oneself an injury or even worse, catch lots of germs from fellow gymers.


 If walking/cycling is good for your health, the postman would be immortal
 A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water and is fat.

 A rabbit runs and hops all day and only lives for 15 years.

 A tortoise doesn’t run, does nothing all day ….yet lives for 450 years.

"I'm retired.....go round me!"

“I’m retired…..go round me!”


There’s no answer to that one, is there? 🙂

Have a great, lazy weekend everyone.


Life can get so boring in Bora Bora. 🙂


111 comments on “Important Health Message and Hammock Memory

  1. I finally had a weekend with no plans & enjoyed it. It wasn’t a lazy weekend – I got a lot done – & visited my parents & in-laws – but – there was no schedule & it was a go with the flow type of weekend.
    Ahhhhh…. 😀

  2. Haha, love this Sylvia 😀 I’m all for walking but I think I’d rather be in that hammock right about now! And I agree with Jill about your amazing MiL…I can see her now 🙂 xx

  3. This is the best post….. I like to be bored in Bora Bora… just like that. … and your fun health messages. Yes I am a tortoise today too. In our gym I feel I am the oldest. I do like to keep fit until I am 100 too! … and in between the hammock time!

  4. That reminds me Sylvia it is starting to warm up over here I must get the hammock out and dust off the cobwebs. I admire your dedication to weekly boot camp…

  5. My FiL bought a gym set and it’s now relegated to the back of the shed. I think he got all keen and then quickly lost interest because he found it difficult to get on and off. Now he’s like that tortoise 😉

  6. Ha ha, here’s one more lazy bum opting for boredom! 😀 That bit about your MIL and your 90+ neighbors makes me hang my head in shame that I haven’t exercised in weeks.

  7. What? no yoga? That’s my favorite way to work out. Not likely to find me at boot camp. I agree with the turtle to be honest. Though not sure I’d want to stick around for 450 years.

  8. It is good that so many older people in the community are exercising. As for germs – if you are fit and healthy, they will not affect you too much.

    • Thanks, Colline. Yes it’s so nice to see them all doing their bit. Our gym is a very hygienic place, with hand sanitizers at all entrances and exits, and the assistants are always cleaning the machines.

  9. Funny! I used to go to the gym, in fact I’ve had several phases but didn’t enjoy it at all. I do love to walk though so I hope it’s enough to keep me as healthy as possible. Have a good weekend full of exercise and relaxation!

  10. That was a hilarious one Sylvia.. But on the serious note, I wish I stay healthy until my 90s 😉
    Have a good and lazy weekend. Over here it has been raining continuously since morning and it is going to remain the same over the weekend. I am already Lazy


  11. Loved the Health message, Sylvia! But even in a hammock in Bora Bora (beautiful place, loved it) one can get some exercise…getting up to fill the glass from time to time 🙂

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