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.
AND YOU TELL ME TO EXERCISE!
There’s no answer to that one, is there? 🙂
Have a great, lazy weekend everyone.