Reclaiming Fitness in Your Seventies
Today in my creative arts studio and garden.
I have seven two metres long by one meter wide, by 40 cm high garden bed sent up in full sunshine where I can move along the row, moving a light-weight plastic chair along with me to enable me to do my garden while seated. That is kind to my joints, the knees and back are no longer fit for bending or kneeling, and the seated gardening allows me to get my Vitamin D naturally in the sunshine while getting about as much aerobic exercise as I'm fit for these days. Plus, I love it. Growing my vegetable and flowers gives me an enormous buzz from life. Today, I'm looking at catalogues, considering converting more of my garden to raised garden beds.
*The Green Gym: I planted Johnny Jump up seedlings I'd raised from seed, and Iris tubers. Then I went shopping for more rose plants. Those, of course, were included in a list of the roses in my Shepparton district garden in a blog. I felt great, my third day in a row working for an hour in the garden. My health is improving. I've written for seniors, Funded Aged Care Services to Live At Home
*Travel Writing: I revisited the Millaa Millaa Lookout in the Gray Nomad Travel and Rural-lt blog and also the Judbarra/Gregory National Park, Northern Territory.
In the historical blog, I wrote of the time when US and Australian troops fought each other in the bottle for Brisbane. It wakes interesting reading for a history buff.
I've been asked to test some new software for authors and I'll report about that through these blogs. Stay tuned for the reports.
~ Cheers, Ryn Shell.
A Blast From the Past. - Working on Fitness in my Sixeties.
Below is a blog I wrote back in my early sixties.
On Tuesday and Thursday, I used the caravan steps and my adjustable weights to do three lots of 50 step ups. I then use the weights to do a range of three lots of ten exercises that I learned from the Osteoporosis Association of Australia, I then went for intermittent power walking and sprinting or a 400-meter jog alongside the Tarra River.
On Monday, Wednesday and Saturday I do my Cardio Workouts using my Wii, Biggest Loser, Interactive, full body workout and on Friday, I do my Yoga exercises. I do some walk running six days a week and also my stretches.
I do not always have a place as beautiful as Tarra Valley to workout in (last week it was beach runs), but while I have it I just have to share the beauty and inspiration of the place
Australian rural-lit and historical fiction author and artist Ryn Shell
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