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Monday, January 16, 2012
No, It Isn't Jane Fonda
I wrote about this a couple of years ago....I'm going to mention it again. There are quite a few Seniors reading this blog and when we find something that will help us live better lives...I think we should talk about it. Talking over the weekend to my daughter, I mentioned that I was exercising everyday...using a DVD. She kiddingly asked...Jane Fonda? I said, "No, old ladies on chairs." We were laughing so hard, but I was serious as a heart attack.I have a DVD with just that ....seniors on Chairs. I stopped using the DVD when Joe and I started going over to the school to use the gym. Then summer came and it was hot, so I quit going. I thought that I got enough exercise by gardening and housework. Joe hurt his leg at the gym and stopped going all together. I have thought about this DVD many times and only recently, when I strained my back, did I get it out to try again. I'm telling you...it helps. Don't be fooled by the cover.....with elderly people sitting on chairs. The first DVD is a stretching video. It is a wake up exercise program for older people. All of the exercises are done while you are sitting on a chair. This helps with balance and really gives you a workout . The 2nd video is one where we are introduced to light weights. You gradually work into this......and then we stand behind the chair for the rest of the DVD. I did this all week except Sunday and I can say that I felt better...more energy, worked out some aches, and just felt good about myself. I notice that my posture is better after doing these exercises. The gal that leads the program is so accommodating. She relates well to older people. I bought this in 2009. At that time I just felt that I needed something to limber up during the winter months. I ordered it on Amazon without even hearing anything about it. It turned out to be just perfect for me. Now, I think that I will use it year round. My gardening chores are getting a little hard and I'm having to cut down a bit, so I guess the next best thing is to grab my chair and sit in my nice house in front of the TV.... and join with the seniors on chairs. Maybe I'll limber up enough to help me garden more. No, it isn't Jane Fonda, but then I don't look too good in skimpy clothes. By the way, I saw Jane Fonda last night at the Golden Globes and she looks fabulous.