Glad u got ur link to the survey fixed. I hope many will participate.
Just wanted to add a little more thought to the survey if ok.
My mother was a active hiker, gardener, worked her entire life until she could no more. Arthritis set in & robbed her from a active life style. She could not exercise due to bone loss & severe arthritis pain. She could only walk with a walker.
She also had diabetics,dementia, HBP & congenital heart failure, very young in her early 60's. Some things are hereditary. Sometime the body goes long before the mind. Keeping the mind active is the key in my opinion... I have seen it in many of my relatives who can't walk or lift a gallon of milk but their minds are sharpe.
Many of my relatives lived to their late 90's by themselves still drove yet weak, had all their faculties, bodies failed them long ago, so there is more at work. The mind holds the secret. The mind stays active longer.....will that help when the body fails? Individual as the choice in colors. So many variables.
Sometimes it's not a choice to become inactive. Aging and arthritis & other physical health issues makes movement impossible due to pain & illness as the body ages. I watched a strong woman become broken by bone& joint disease,many types of arthritis issues which broke down her body preventing much activity. We took long rides and trips .
That was the best medicine of all...
"As long as there is breath there is hope, LIFE is a GIFT. "
Post Edited (Chotti) : 4/19/2014 7:31:43 PM (GMT-6)