To me, age is just a number. It does not hold me back from doing whatever I want to, as long as I am able to do so. On that note, I have just taken up cycling as yet another way of keeping fit – especially at the age of 93!
I begin the day with arm and leg exercises while still on my bed, before I get up and out of bed. In the bathroom, I do another set of exercises, which I will elaborate on, in another post.
I go for two walks in a day, each time for about ten minutes (I walk briskly). It is refreshing for the eyes and mind, to focus on the lush greenery of my immediate surroundings and to literally smell the flowers along the way.
Sometime in the afternoon, I will cycle for about 10 minutes which is a good way to get the circulation activated. This can be done 5 minutes at a time, twice a day too. It helps to keep my knees in good shape, and prevents them from feeling stiff.
At tea-time, Anne, my friendly neighbor comes to carry out her exercise routine and we take the opportunity to play ball! This gentle throwing and catching action helps to sharpen our reflexes and works our arm muscles too.
Keeping fit with simple exercises daily is ALL FUN and ALL PLAY to me. I hope you will agree with me and get out of that chair to exercise!!