Originally Posted by tortuga
Hello Dingo ladies! I am Abby! I am a non-traditional student in my 3rd year of nursing school on my path to be a CNM. I am in the middle of my first in-hospital clinical rotation on a surgical/tele unit. Former organic farmer, who has left the farm and bought a house in town. (pretty much the opposite of Jo!)
! A CNM to be~ hope you had time to go back and read some of doctorjen's birth stories. She has posted some really good ones lately.
I can't get the CNN video to load so can't comment on that, but sparkletruck
I think we are saying the same thing. As we age we need to pay more attention to stretching and care for our "aging" bodies. DH is a hockey goalie and decided to take up yoga, thinking he needed to switch activities because of injuries. Instead the yoga seriously helped his form on the ice and he's a better goalie.
At what point are we considered to have aging bodies? Does the wear and tear that are written off as age have more to do with how we have treated our bodies, such as nutrition, proper rest, alcohol or illegal substance use?
Has anyone here looked at RealAge
? You plug in a bunch of info about exercise, diet, weight, etc and it tells you what your body's real age is. For most of the dingos/dingoes your body is probably younger than your chronological age.
It just real frosts me personally that I am mid fifties and keep hearing the age related reasons for any injury I have. I know that age isn't the issue. My problem has three parts: weight gain in the past 3 years, bad form, and lack of time spent building a base. It is just too simple for some HCP's, even the sports/ortho ones, to write off problems as age, when they don't try to sort out the other issues also. And I have asked.
And as if to make my point: forward motion for today. Bike 8.0 miles/35 min. (PR), 0.75 miles walking on TM, 1100-1200 yds in the pool (another PR). Plan to increase walking to 1 mile next week and if all continues to be well, I can start running after that. Haven't gotten as far as I'd like in the Chi book, but it is making a difference.
Hope everyone is having a nice New Year's day.