Agile Grandma

Almost every time I spend time with my Grandma lately I’m surprised by her agility.  At 86 she gets down on the floor with ease.  She might need a little help (meaning she uses her arms) getting up from the floor, but doesn’t always.  Over the holidays I caught her reading sitting up in a chair with one foot on the floor and the other leg up, higher than shoulder height, resting on the back of another chair. 

She inspires me to keep moving.  She attributes her healthy moves to walking, which she doesn’t do any more.  For years she walked three miles a day, no matter the weather.  And I know she is really interested in nutrition.  She has a sweet tooth that she passed down to me, but she also cooks healthy, well balanced meals.  Point is, she eats well, but also indulges.  I hope to move through life as smoothly as she does.  There is a chance.  I’ve got her genes. 

She is a nice reminder that getting older doesn’t come with constant aches and pains.  If you’ve read any of my recent “inspirational” posts lately, particularly yesterdays, you may know that I need that reminder myself sometimes.

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Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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