Getting serious about getting fit- Quotes

I’ve written a couple of posts on the topic of fitness for WQW. This week I felt that this posts says what I wanted to say. So I’m sharing it again! Sorry if you experience de ja vu!!!!

Previously published as; Fitness is the key

October 5: Fitness Follow-up #3 Make Your Efforts Do Double Duty/ or favorite indoor sports or exercises

I’ve gone from being a lazy couch potato in my forties to a comparatively fit 60-year-old because I’ve realized how important it is to be physically fit as we approach old age.

Taking care of your body so that the body can take care of us when we need it to!

I am no advocate of punishing workouts that build up the muscles, define the abs and give pleasing contours to various body parts for people of older age. Why? you may ask!

I have seen so many people falling into this false illusion that a perfect body is the ticket to a happy successful life. I personally advise older people to be as fit as they can for their age. This entails;

Being able to walk for at least half an hour without feeling tired or drained out.

Not getting breathless walking up a flight of stairs.

Being able to do small jobs around the house like cooking, folding laundry, tidying up the house etc

I would again emphasize that healthy body is the best gift we can give ourselves. Youth is notoriously famous for its inconsiderate attitude towards the body it inhabits. Young people abuse the body by ignoring most of the good principles of healthy living. Fortunately, most people realize the importance of having a healthy body as they mature. I feel that instead of obsessing about the outer beauty, if we nurture the inner wellbeing and strength, we would have a better shot at enjoying our lives.

Now is the time to start the rest of your life with positivity. Start walking a few minutes daily and increase it in small increments. I have done it and I know it is possible if you are determined to make your physical condition better. Some people have too much pain to be able to even walk but they can with the help of their doctors or therapists can undertake light stretching exercises that will get the blood flowing. Underwater exercises are excellent for joint, muscle and back pain.

Whatever works for you, please do it. Slowly and gradually you will see an improvement in your physical and mental health.

Now I’ll get off my soapbox!😅

Written in response to WQW# 38- Fitness, hosted by Marsha

Written for WQW # 3- Topic: Fitness, hosted by Marsha



59 thoughts on “Getting serious about getting fit- Quotes

  1. Thank you for your wise words. Especially resonating for me was the quote “do something that your future self will thank you for.” For some reason that really hit home today. Thank you.
    P.S. I should exercise more for one simple reason of being able to go up a flight of stairs and not be gasping for oxygen….LOL (as is the case now.🤣)

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  2. It looks like we needed a reminder, and it’s good to make your blog do double and triple duty. I like your goal of being able to walk for at least a half hour. That would seem like a mountain to some – a year ago it was all I could do to walk 10-15 minutes. Keeping at it has made all the difference in the world.

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  3. An excellent post with wise advice. There was a time when I wanted a certain type of body, alas, today, I like riding my stationary bike for 20 or 30 minutes a day, which helps maintain my energy, and overall body conditioning. Of course, walking, weather permitting is also beneficial, for the heart and mind. 😁

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    1. Thanks Jeff. I think health trumps looking good at any age, but specially as we grow older. It’s good that you’re doing all this cardio to keep yourself fit.


  4. Very inspiring words!! I agree that our body is the only place to live and it is the only thing that stays with us our entire lives so it’s a must to take care of it.. Also I loved your thoughts that beauty comes from within not from outer appearance❤❤..

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  5. I am trying once again to get my health in as good of shape as is possible with chronic illness. I have started with more salads and water and I have a friend who will start walking with me soon. Taking care of ourselves is very important at every age.

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