Dumbells and Dames
Never thought I’d be taking a Boot Camp class–never thought I’d need to. Never knew why guys had to release those loud, wounded animal grunts while weightlifting either–now I know why–I find myself doing it too. Some things mother never told me: Take care of your health.
So here I am at 50-something, trying to avoid getting osteoporosis and to get my cholesterol number down, down, down, and what better way to do it than 60 minutes of continuous cardio and strength exercises with a trainer yelling at you to “PICK UP THE PACE, DOEBLEY” every few seconds. Now I know why I never joined the service.
But . . . guess what? I love it! I love how spent I feel after a good workout (except for the days I can’t lower myself onto a chair or bend over to pick up something). I love challenging myself. I love how much stronger I am becoming. And I love that my cholesterol will drop by (I’m hoping) at least 60 points. We shall see. What do you do to keep your cholesterol in check? How do you get more calcium in your diet?
- More than 102 million American Adults (20 years or older) have total cholesterol levels at or above 200 mg/dL, which is above healthy levels. More than 35 million of these people have levels of 240 mg/dL or higher, which puts them at high risk for heart disease (CDC, Sept. 2010).
©Teresita Abad Doebley All rights reserved 2009-2011.
Quote of the Day for YOU: If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want. ~Elbert Hubbard