Good advice. My observation is that younger people never think of themselves as being old and therefore exercise is more about looking good in a t-shirt — which is the purpose of gym machines.

People 50+ most often require fear to motivate them, as I did. Being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at 50 shocked me, and turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Which, by the way, is how I also regard the two cancers I had later.

I learnt from surgeons that some people are in such poor health that a life-saving operation to remove their cancer is too risky. They need to lose weight and exercise, sometimes for 6 months or more. This doesn’t interest the young, but I tell my old buddies that this story so that they might be motivated, by fear, to start exercising. It might save their life.

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Walter Adamson

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Optimistically curious, 70+ trail runner; 2X cancer; diabetic; Click “FOLLOW” for living longer better tips | Weekly Newsletter 👉 wja.is/newsletter

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