I’ll be 72 years old in a few weeks. If you didn’t know why my YouTube channel is Mobile Geezer, you know now. The reason that I bring it up is that we live in a world, especially in the US, that seems to believe that getting older means accepting my health as a matter of course. I believe that nothing could be further from the truth. I have SOME of the aches and pains of anyone my age, but I’m also in what’s most likely the best shape of my life. I realize that makes me an aberration in my generation, but it shouldn’t.
I’m what some might call an exercise enthusiast. I exercise seven days a week, simply because it allows me to do what I want and eat/drink what I want. The tech part is the fitness trackers and smart watches that I use for tracking steps and overall fitness. I currently alternate wearing either a Moto 360 (1st gen), Zenwatch (1st gen), Mi Band 2, Fitbit Charge HR or Garmin Vivoactive every day.
I rotate them daily and mainly use them to track steps. I do find that knowing the number of steps I achieve each day helps motivate me. Though I really don’t worry about the number of steps taken on any given day, since I know that if I have less steps, I’ll be making up for it when I do my evening workout at home.
I spent approximately 15 years building my own home gym, acquiring various pieces of exercise equipment as I could afford them. The reason is that I found years ago, when we went to a gym daily, that unlike others, I prefer to exercise alone and don’t need anyone else for motivation. Looking into the mirror is always motivation enough for me. If you’re the opposite, find a dependable partner and stick with them.
Currently, I take no prescription drugs (never have), which often seems to shock the assistants in doctor offices, in the rare times that I go to the doctor. My yearly biometric exams are always somewhere between nearly perfect and perfect. All of this is due to exercise. When I began exercising, about 36 years ago, I would have a cold once or twice a year like everyone else. But, as the years passed and I kept increasing the amount of weekly exercise, illnesses became further and further apart. It seems that my resistance is usually so high that even when I’m among co-workers that are sick, I’m not generally susceptible.
All of this is to say that anyone can keep themselves generally healthy, no matter what their age. It’s simply a matter of putting in the work (like anything else) or eating right (that’s not my way, but it might be yours or some combination of the two). DO NOT believe the LIE that you must have health issues simply because you’re getting older. It’s simply not true! Do what works for you and use whatever technology that you can afford that motivates you.
There’s NOTHING special about me (believe me). Anyone who is willing to work at being healthy can mostly achieve it. And BTW, expect Mobile Geezer to keep uploading videos for many years to come. That’s also motivation.
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