I love helping people
by sharing what I have learned about the benefits of exercise for the mind, body and spirit. I have been active for most of my life, but during my mid-forties I became a desk jockey. Unfortunately, the lack of movement was a recipe for disaster.
The sedentary lifestyle allowed an old back injury to flare up and the condition worsened. My whole life changed for the WORSE. The pain and depression were unbearable. As a consequence I fell into "victim" mode because I thought that pain and depression were now the norm and life as I once knew it was over.
I was wrong.
Exercise not only rehabilitated my injury, it alleviated my depression. As I took responsibility for my own health, I realized I had the power to heal my back, my mind and my spirit.
If you are like me, as you have aged your values have changed.
Admittedly, once I healed my back and my attitude, in a way I felt really stupid - and a little ashamed. Because for years I had been incredibly superficial about exercising - I was doing it for one reason: to look good. Feeling good was a natural benefit...one that I took for granted for far too long.
Now that I am in my fifties, I still want to look good, but my priorities and values have changed. I now exercise for more important reasons:
- to feel vibrant, healthy and full of energy.
- to spend quality time with my children and grandchildren.
- to do things I want to do without limitation.
- to remain independent - no matter my age.
- to make "...the rest of my life the best of my life."
I LEARNED THAT THE MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT ARE RESILIENT
AND RESPOND WELL TO HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHANGES
NO MATTER OUR AGE.
This website is dedicated to those who want to share ideas and information about aging gracefully through an active lifestyle.