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You're Never Too Old

Postby CronicBadger » Sun May 01, 2011 5:17 pm

I was at a seminar today and during a break four of us attendees drew together to compare diet and fitness notes, as we'd all lost significant amounts of weight over the past year.

What was particularly interesting was that two of our group were of mature years - well into their seventies - and had taken up new activities along with a change from, shall we say, gross corpulence to relative leanness.

I'd at first wondered if disease had thinned these two people since last time I'd seen them they'd been rather solidly built, but it turned out they had both decided to take control of their lives and get fit and healthy regardless of their advanced years. It just goes to show that you're never too old to change.
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Re: You're Never Too Old

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Wed May 04, 2011 10:28 pm

Proving once and for all that old dogs CAN learn new tricks :wink:

Seriously though, people often find more incentive to make those changes as they age. For a start, you own mortality tends to become more salient and you start noticing the long term effects of (as you put it) "gross corpulence" (e.g. high blood pressure, heart disease, cerebrovascular changes, diabetes etc) that as a young or middle age person might seem so far away.

The other thing is that many of the obstacles start being less of a problem (retirement means you can focus more on yourself, less stress, more time to cook well, kids and the demands thereof might have left home etc)

But on the other hand, with age comes habit and they can be hard to change.

Either way though it's a good idea to make the change, no matter what age you are! Good on them!
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Re: You're Never Too Old

Postby Amelia13 » Sat May 28, 2011 6:53 pm

That's a great story: Glad to hear it will get easier :) Thanks for sharing.

Cheers Amelia
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Re: You're Never Too Old

Postby ladysophie » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:35 pm

Old age is a state of mind! A great example of this is my grandmother, not letting age get in her way she always looking for a new and exciting activites to take up, she recently took up tai chi and she has inspired me to do it as well.
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Re: You're Never Too Old

Postby narcissa » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:46 pm

Keep you heart fresh,we are old,that's right,in our minds,we are forever young.
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Re: You're Never Too Old

Postby conanedo » Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:47 pm

nice story Cronic
i think whenever you have a goal you will always keep motivated feel young
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Re: You're Never Too Old

Postby Lilly88 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:48 pm

It is true that you are never to old to change and I sure do say this to myself a lot. My grandma was in her 80's and she would walk everywhere, didn't have an ounce of fat on her.
This summer I have decided that I am going to do just that, change my eating habits and try and banish the bad habits that have been with me nearly all my life.
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Re: You're Never Too Old

Postby MBilbally » Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:26 pm

My mother was kind of a pudge until she was in her 60s, then she started mountain-climbing. I still have a picture of her with a big grin on her face and a helmet on her head rapelling down a cliff face. It's a great shot. I think we may find today's young people, who have an epidemic of obesity and are glued to electronic devices all day long, getting more active and more fit in middle age and as they get old, to compensate for what they did as kids. I wonder, too, what they'll do about their own kids, because everyone raises kids the opposite of what they had.
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