Healthy Aging equals Exercise Wake Up Call!
Pam’s October 3rd post “The Healthy Aging Way to ease into Exercise” and her September 30th post, “Move it or Lose it” mentioned “Dixie was a gymnast.” That’s true but certainly not by today’s standards.
In 1961 at Clairemont High School we had a gymnastic team that competed with other high school girls and boys around the area. None of our schools had ‘uneven parallel bars’ at the time but we had mats, a balance beam, and a “horse/vault. It was fun and competitive and great exercise. Kudos to Southern California for encouraging sports for both genders ahead of the rest of the nation.
As you can see by these ribbons, I didn’t set any world records (but this was before everyone who showed up got a ribbon.)
Exercising early in life influences exercise as adults.
Anyway, that started me thinking about my childhood exercise activities leading up to High School. My parents were physically active. Dad played football in high school and mom was a “tumbler” and earned a letter “T” to show for it. They remained ‘active’ throughout their lives.
My early school years were in Southern Indiana, followed by a year stint in Seattle, Washington. From there, in 1956, we moved to the Denver, Colorado area for my middle school years. Then we moved to San Diego in 1959 for high school. All of these locations found us trying some sport or exercise relevant to the area. Continue reading Healthy Aging equals Exercise Wake up Call!