You hear it all the time, exercise, stay in shape and it will keep you healthy and young.
That is easy to say if you are healthy and young.
I believe in exercise. I need to lose weight, I need to exercise. I intend to exercise, as soon as I feel well enough. I’m going to start next week, or as soon as this kidney stone thing clears up. I plan to lift weights, work some machines and hit the treadmill.
Except, the treadmill workout inflames my arthritic hip. The weight lifting makes my strained triceps flare up. When my hip isn't acting up, the triceps allow, and I do work out, my whole body aches for a week.
When my muscles stop aching, my hip pain is bearable, the triceps don’t hurt and the kidney stones aren't irritating, I do try to work-out. I quickly get winded. I get winded because I am out of shape. I am out of shape because I need to work-out. I don’t work-out because my body hurts. My body hurts because I don’t work-out and I am out of shape.
You probably see where this is going don’t you.
All those exercise gurus who preach exercising to stay young leave out an important part of the equation…getting old keeps you from exercising. Exercising when you get old beats up your body. When your body is beat up, you can’t exercise and when you can’t exercise you get old. It is the circle of strife.
I am still going to get back to the gym. No matter how much my hip hurts, the triceps ache, my kidney stones won’t cooperate and I am easily winded, I need to get back to the gym.
Those hot young girls exercising in those tight gym getup's make me feel young.
I guess it is true, exercise does keep you young.