Fitness – I have always known that I teach what I have to learn. Being fit has always been a way of life for me, I took it for granted.
Now I am 55 years old. I get winded more than I want to admit. I have been diagnosed with osteopinea, like most people over 50 it seems like there is a little brain-lag when I am retrieving information. So I want to do everything I can to stay and be fit. I am planning to live to be 103, so I need to get into practice now.
In the past I have relied on my interests, which have been many – dancing, walking, biking. All of those activities are still appealing, but I think some concentration of aerobic and muscle strengthening would be beneficial for me. At least that is what the research points toward.
To this end, I have developed, along with Rich Goldsand The Feldenkrais Fitness Program. By practicing Awareness Through Movement lessons, I have found that my muscle soreness abates quickly and that by using my integrated whole-self while lifting weights I am provided a sense of safety. Paying attention to small nuances of movement while I exercise decreases the monotony of training.
I am officially on board with staying fit for the rest of my life. Are you?
Thank you, Donna Ray