To the editor:
Maybe it’s time for families to set up an exercise room in the home or garage as a point of emphasis saying exercise is good. Don’t focus on one family member. All of us need exercise. Go with a treadmill, a workout bench that is NOT just for males, a crossover elliptical trainer and bicycles.
Use sidewalks. Power walk everywhere you go. Park the car a good distance from a destination such as a grocery store or place of employment. Newsweek provided this thinking from a man who was active. Marriage and family cut into his workout schedule. In addition to parking a distance away, he would make it a point to use stairs instead of the elevator or escalator.
Need to take kids somewhere? Park the car and kill time by walking downtown, around downtown, walk through neighborhoods — walk around anywhere. The wife and I have found this to be fun. Walking is important IF we want to be able to walk as senior citizens. Walking helps improve important stomach muscles.
The only items we do not have are the treadmill and sidewalks (streets, cemeteries and country roads work too!)
How about a bike date, walk date, elliptical date and going for walks after wining and dining? Sound ridiculous? Maybe not if you like who you are with.