I wrote it a few times in different threads… I am 45 and want to break the Guiness Record for long living (it’s 132 years now? but it will surely change in the next several decades though that women was good… the male 116 surely will go up in no time. my SO often says scientists said the first human living until 150 has probably born already) and I want to do it in a good enough shape… I can’t afford not giving my ALL… Good lifestyle is a must.
But even if someone lives a short life, like, 80 years, I sooo don’t get when they just stop being care about the state of their bodies. They are married and have kids, who cares about health (makes zero sense, the kids need healthy parents IMO) and especially body shape but when they get old, well they are old, of course they don’t move… There are such people galore.
I say that everyone should be active (if they are in good enough condition for that, not injured or very sick people. but even folks without some limbs exercise, it’s no excuse) BUT young ones can get away with being inactive for a while as they are young and not very damaged yet. But when I am 40? I need to start to get into shape, if I don’t get muscles now, when? I am already kinda late but better late than even later or never
But as I wrote, my energy level is connected with exercise. My mood is connected with it. My pride.
And I met 20 years olds who were whining all the time on a few hundreds meters journey because they just weren’t used to such activities like walking for some minutes. Wow.
Mom always said if one doesn’t really use their legs, they shouldn’t be surprised when poor limbs stop to work eventually.
Elderly ones keeping them in shape are my heros Well 67 isn’t elderly in my world yet - but it depends on the one in question. Some are old and frail and it’s often not some inevitable sickness… They didn’t take care for their bodies. Most people seem not wanting good heath as they do nothing for it and a lot of things against… I think I always was health-conscious but it’s common sense to me.
I am not just introvert, I am a hermit, perfectly fine with never seeing people (with minimal exceptions) and while I could go to a gym, it’s only 25km away, not a big distance by bike - but I don’t like the idea. I build my own press bench, I have weights, they aren’t that expensive when one is weak as a kitten I have 42kg and the bars and I don’t even use two 5kg weights, hopefully I will soon.
(It would be different if I ever would do leg exercises but I dislike them and don’t need them anyway.)
Should I be sorry here… Or is it good to make this thread livelier? It’s not like there is some big discussed topic so I don’t think it’s a problem.
My SO wants a stationary bike. Hard to get one, I must say… Or we have our typical lameness at buying stuff. We aren’t choosy but it can’t be too huge or ugly…
Poor one doesn’t dare to cycle in the dark and he is right, he had enough accidents that way but he badly needs his activity to avoid gaining fat. He runs a lot nowadays but there are rainy or too cold weeks… I would love to use a stationary bike too, I don’t like to go cycling alone, there aren’t so many good places nearby for it anyway and I need to push the bike up to my hill and I prefer walking… But I can walk all year (except in summer when it’s too hot for it. I still walk but very very little).