1.How has your reduced general body mobility impacted your daily routines (social interactions and engagement in physical activities) compared to when you were at prime years?
I can surely say that old age had brought some challenges in my life compared to when I was young and full of energy and flexibility. Getting older has reduced my body mobility to a point where I can no longer run as I used to, walk for long distances, go swimming, or even travel to see my friends and family. It has changed the type of physical activities I engage in as I can no longer get into activities that strain my body because of joint pains and backaches.
The physical activities I find interesting now are taking a walk in the park, yoga,and water aerobics. When I was young, I never used to do all these as I always preferredvigorous exercises such as running and lifting weights.
The impact that aging has on someone highly depends on their body health and how fit they used to be when they were younger. Since I was physically active during my prime days, I believe that aging has not harmed my sex life, although it is not as it used to be, I can say it has not deteriorated as much.
As mentioned earlier, aging affects an individual’s bodily functions to a point where they cannot engage in vigorous physical activities. The activities that I used to do when I was young and am still doing even at my age include swimming, bicycle riding, aerobics, and jogging, although not as vigorous as they used to be.
Yes. In fact, nine times out of ten, I wish I were younger and fitter. Nonetheless, I do not envy young athletes. I envy their energy, agility, flexibility, and ability to do anything. When I sit in the park, watchingthem sprint and race against each other, I wish to go back in time to my prime days.
Honestly, my aging body is not as it used to be. I cannot sit, stand, or walk for long, which means it is hard for me to travel or tour different places that I once enjoyed. When I sit for longor engage in vigorous exercises, I get backaches and other joint pains, making it impossible to travel long hours to see friends or engage in physical activities.
I wish I engaged in more mild and relaxing exercises such as yoga and all types’ aerobics, which would help my muscles and joints relax instead of concentratingsolely on vigorous activities. If I had mixed up my preference for physical exercises, I could have had successful aging with less joint and muscle pains.
I think once an athlete always an athlete. Even if I do not train as vigorously as I used to, I usually train daily. Training is essential to me and my wellbeing as it gives me confidence and keeps me healthy.
Yes, as an athlete, you have to maintain a certain level of discipline in the lifestyle you choose to live and your diet. Healthy eating, avoiding drugs or alcohol abuse, and frequent exercisinghave impacted on my rate of aging as I have not aged like other people my age. I am still healthy and fit compared to those who chose a different lifestyle and diet.
I would say on a daily basis unless I am sick or having muscle pains or backaches after engaging in vigorous physical activities.
Even with the numerous changes happening to my body as a result of old age, I can say that my health is excellent. The reason behind my sentiments is because I do not get sick frequently asother older adults or sufferfrom the common health conditions associated with old age.
I would advise them to live a good life eat a healthy diet, choose a healthy lifestyle, and do everything they want to do at their young age because once they get to my age, it will be difficult. They should also know that old age is not optional, and they should strive to make a successful transition, which is only achievable if they take care of themselves and their bodies.