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Movin’ when On the Move

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Zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom. No, I’m not complaining about constant, online, virtual meetings. Instead, this is the sound of the highway. Cars and trucks passing by, usually at twice my speed.

Some of us are on the move constantly, others only occasionally. Either way, it reminded me that even when “on the move,” we need to continue emphasizing movement for our physical and mental health.

Since a picture is worth a million words (upgraded from a thousand, considering inflation of the times), here are examples that may speak to you.

Walking/Hiking (good ol’ standard)

Paddling

Great upper body workout, and always cool on the water (although hat necessary for the sun).  Additionally, not all canoes or kayaks are restricted to upper body.  Some new products (although more expensive), include foot-pedal assist. These can include little paddle boats or kayaks with sophisticated foot-pedal drive designs. BTW, no pictures of me from the front was included as my life-vest was unhooked in all of them. (Naughty-naughty).

PizzazzEE-25 or similar workouts

On a recent camping trip, I was able to perform PizzazzEE twice. Once with a yoga cushion, I was able to do the entire program. Another time, my husband and I finished the first half, which is still a good workout.

Biking

Whether standard, upright, recumbent or electric, you are still peddling. That’s a great life motto “keep peddling.”


Climbing or Bouldering?

Okay, no, that’s a joke for most of us.

Swimming

Not offering a picture, but I did have my bathing suit with me. A reminder to all that bringing along a suit is not just for the hot tub.

FINAL THOUGHT

Since Aging with Pizzazz is our goal here, it’s vital to keep the idea of “Movin’ when on the Move” in mind. Ah yes, and moving when we are just around the house is perhaps even more important (as it’s any day and every day). To borrow a phrase from the not-too-long-ago past — keep on, keepin’ on.

Picture credits – taken by author

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