December 28, 2006

Health

We don't realize how important our health is until it's gone.

It seems like every decade we look back and say, "I can remember when I used to do this or that with no problem and now..." Getting old is the pits but as one guy said it beats the alternative.

Keeping active is the best thing we can do to help maintain our mobility and stay healthy. I have a treadmill that I absolutely love and I hate exercising. The main reason I love my treadmill is because it has a little ledge that holds a book. If I can read while I walk the time goes by more quickly. Here's a helpful tip: My ledge wasn't deep enough to hold a full size hardback book so I took a long piece of 1/2 inch elastic and tied it around. It now holds any size book and the elastic holds the book open to the page I'm reading. I'm not much on television especially daytime television so my book ledge is great. The downside is that my treadmill takes up quite a bit of space but I felt it was a sacrifice I was willing to make for my health. You see I have fibromyalgia and keeping active is not only important for me but crucial for my well being. Having my treadmill has enabled me to get off some very strong medications that were having adverse affects on my body.

Some people enjoy walking at the mall. I don't have a mall nearby so that isn't an option for me but it sounds like a great idea. They usually have a place where you can sit down afterwards and have something to drink. There are other people walking too so if you are a social person that's a great place to go.

1 comment:

Lilfix said...

Pam...I also have a treadmill, so I love your tip about the elastic...I usually have headphones on and listen to music and then I have a tape recorder, so if any ideas come to me, I can record them for later...I'm hoping to give my treadmill more of a workout this coming year then I did in 2006...grin...Brenda