Originally Posted by TQA
“When I feel like exercising,” he says, “I just lie down until the feeling goes away" usually attributed to the gay icon Oscar Wilde but turns out to be older.
I live on a sailboat in the Caribbean and swim on a regular basis. For the two weeks before I leave I make a point of doing two or three laps of the boat every morning.
Swimming is non weight bearing exercise which is important as far as one of my knees is concerned.
Just living on a sailboat is a workout in itself.
I do that as well as some resistance exercises, mostly with 15 & 20lb hand weights. I also do some pilates type stuff and sit-ups, though not enough of either.
My main exercise is mountain biking. I get out 3-5 times a week starting in a few weeks and going at that rate until the time change in the fall.
I am 58...hope to ski to 70 and beyond. I would say older but my family has a history of dying youngish. Grandfather at 67, father at 72. I eat better and exercise more than they did but I am not expecting to live into my 90's or anything.