Thursday, September 24, 2009

A daily dip in the deep end could add years to your life

I began a new exercise regiment yesterday. Swimming.

With my bones in the shape they are in, my doctors have been telling me to do water exercises for years. Well Monday was my 51st birthday,,, (ugh!),, my oldest son Travis gave me some birthday money, so I put it to good use.

I went to the Holiday Inn Express in town and bought a pool/fitness room pass.

The fitness room is very small, 2 treadmills and a recumbent bike. Oh, and of course, a scale!

The exercise equipment and I don't quite see eye to eye yet, but a few minutes a day and eventually I hope to get a better relationship going with it. HA!

I have spent about 2 to 2 1/2 hrs a day in the pool. Not always swimming, but always moving.

I have met some really nice women there, who are very encouraging. One lady, Barb, loaned me a book of water exercises from the arthritis foundation. I am going to study it to find the best ones for me to do.

So, not only am I getting exercise in but I am also making new friends, and that's always a great thing.

Until next time,

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