MISSION STATEMENT: Welcome to my Blog! My goal with this blog is to inform and to inspire my sixty plus readers! You are never to old to exercise! Keep moving! All opinions, thoughts and statements are mine based on 69 years of living! Injuries and surgeries past and present will be discussed! If I recommend a product or a lifestyle change it is something that I myself have used or have experienced! All nutrients and supplements I recommend may appear to be harmless but please check with your MD! Some may interfere with your current medications! This blog will be ongoing! Posts will be made when I feel I have worthwhile opinions, thoughts and statements! I may go back and review past posts to make changes if I feel necessary! Before undertaking any exercise routine please check with your health care provider!






Wednesday, November 26, 2014

JUMPING ROPE

I missed jumping rope so I located my rope in my car, walked into the aerobic room at my gym after my weight training session and gave myself a goal of 100 jumps non stop. I reached my goal but not without tripping up three times! I rested, another 100, tripped up only two times, rested, then on my third set I finally did 100 non stop! I did not want to push my luck because of my knees so I stopped after three sets! Jumping rope is such a great exercise I plan to incorporate it into my routine at least three times per week! It burns calories, tones, improves eye-hand coordination, agility, endurance and balance which at sixty plus is extremely important! Add sets and time as your conditioning improves! This may be strenuous and difficult if you have not done it in a while, maybe a few decades, be patient and practice! Jump on the balls of your feet, stay low to the ground, Relax! Don't swing your arms! Have fun! Oh! One more thing-you may want to check with your physician before you start.

5/20/15- Began jumping rope when I made this post! I had to stop due to lingering knee pain! Years of running finally took it's toll! The diagnosis was a torn meniscus. Surgery is recommended but attempting to heal though physical therapy!