Tag Archives: exercising

Waiting for Endorphins (revised)

In 2007, I had a knee replacement. Two years later, I had a heart attack. At age 70, I made a commitment to go to the gym three times a week–two for classes and one for bike-riding. The classes were … Continue reading

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To Bowl or not to Bowl; That is the Question

If you have been reading my blogs for a while, you know that I enjoy bowling and have been bowling every Saturday morning at 8:30 for years. Recently, when Rick Coffman, my bowling buddy, and I arrived to bowl at Liberty Lanes, … Continue reading

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Tripod Sitting

Since having both knees replaced, I have dealt with difficulties walking and balancing in many different ways. First of all, I had to give up my Silver Sneakers classes as I could no long handle the physical effort required. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Thursday Is Weigh-In Day

As of Thursday, February 18, I weigh 188.8 pounds, am five feet nine and one-half inches tall, and am 77 years old. A couple of years ago, I stepped on some kind of machine that was supposed to tell me … Continue reading

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My 10-Mile Rides

I have written in the past about my aversion to exercise. However, I probably exercise about as much or more than the average person my age. Why? Because I believe it will keep me healthier than I would be if … Continue reading

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Gym Discourtesy

I force myself to drive to the YMCA three times a week in order to get exercise, hoping it will reduce my girth and give strength to my legs. I exercise only on the bikes and faithfully pedal for 42 minutes. … Continue reading

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Staying Alive

Three or four years ago, my cardiologist suggested that I join a gym and get some exercise. I could not think of anything I would less rather do, but I had had a heart problem which required stints and, since … Continue reading

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