How do you keep fit?
At my local gym, I take group classes:
strength conditioning, fight conditioning, yoga, Brazilian Jiu Jutsu.
And every once in a while, I go hiking
i cycle to work, lift a bit, and then do rock climbing. I used to run long distance too but i stopped because i got bored.
Unfortunately I have a number of non-life threatening, but restricting problems so I can't do what I used to. Most of these are lower body, so I do mostly upper body exercises.
I'm 64 years old, by the way...
Anyway, I start my day usually with a set of 30 push-ups. Throughout the day I usually add to that with some additional sets of from 20-30 push-ups. The total is usually somewhere between 50 and 220 total push-ups each day. For some reason, I usually end up at about 90 to 95 total, but it does vary greatly.
Additionally I walk. I recently had a bad ankle sprain, so I'm limited to a maximum of about a mile, and usually considerably less than that. When I was younger I walked 5 miles a day--about 10,000 steps or at my speed at the time about an hour and twelve minutes give or take. I stopped doing that sometime after I developed plantar fasciitis.
At my age, you have a lot of things that I like to call "use or lose" items. Playing games, including Tetris keeps the mind active. At some point you have so many of these use it or lose it" type of things that you have to pick and choose between what you are going to maintain, and which ones you are going to give up.
Something I've said/written many times is that getting old is both fascinating and terrifying at the same time. I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy, but given the alternative, I hope that everyone is "blessed" with that terror.
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