Exercise At All Ages
by SO on February 9, 2014 - 10:17pm
After reading this article on the Montreal Gazette tonight, I decided to re-write my news summary because I thought this one was more of a feel-good topic. The article, written by June Thompson, features a local group called the Morning Walkers have been together for 20 years on Friday. The members are all between 55 and 85 years of age and joined the group to take up a healthier lifestyle. All members enjoy the company they get from the group as well as the health benefits that come with it. One man named Mitchell says: ‘‘Not to mention, walking is the cheapest, easiest form of exercise one can do, and it can be done anywhere.’’
Which brings me to say this: If your grandparents, or anyone you know in that age range, has health problems (or just needs to get out of the house), whatever the reason, this group of walkers is perfect for them. We talk a lot about health in young kids, teens, even adults. However, we often ignore our respected elderly.
The group even organizes parties for Halloween and Christmas. Your loved ones will have found a new occupation, new friends, and a healthier lifestyle for them to be around longer for many more years. The group also offers incentives for joining and participating. The more you walk, the more they give you T-shirts and other little gifts. So help them out and tell your loved ones about the group and watch them grow in popularity.
Author: June Thompson