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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Health - Exercise, Dammit


As I informed my GP recently, my idea of exercise is carrying a heavy book to bed. He was not amused.

Now Auntie Beeb informs us that exercise actually reverses the aging process. Well, doodah. Guess I'll have to pick up something heavier than a book, occasionally.

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At 10:11 AM, Blogger Sandy-LA 90034 said...

Well, damn! I'm a reader too, probably spent years of my life reading. Unfortunately, the body reflects that. It's hard to motivate to get exercise when it's been an infrequent component to life.

 
At 10:53 AM, Blogger Sandy-LA 90034 said...

P.S. I just wandered down the posts and came across your post about gardening in your hillside backyard. I think you forget how much exercise you get naturally, just being outside planting and trimming and going up and down the hillside.

I don't think you need to worry so much about exercise.

P.P.S. I just have to share this: I live in an apartment next to an empty, recently completed townhouse complex. They recently installed a German Shepherd to "guard" the premises empty. Unfortunately my 3rd floor apartment is on the side of the building next to where He's chained up 3 floors down from my bedroom window. He doesn't actually bark that much, especially at night, thank goodness. Also, his bark is not high-pitched.

The problem is I'm hearing him whine sometimes. I don't know whether he's being properly cared for and whether I should report it to the Animal Control authorities. I don't like to hear whines - I worry about whether he's in pain or suffering. He's not allowed free access - they keep him chained up. I don't think he's getting enough exercise and he's all by himself.

 
At 8:45 AM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

Hi, Sandy, so nice to see you, as always. I would call the Humane Society or SPCA or someone about that dog. A dog needs exercise and companionship - sounds like this poor fellow is getting neither. Ideally, he should be walked twice a day and have at least one companion, canine or human, to play with. Dogs are pack animals, not solitary like cats, and they really need interaction. Keeping that poor dog chained up all day is cruel!

 
At 9:18 PM, Blogger Sandy-LA 90034 said...

Thanks for your input, Political Cat! I will take them into consideration. I haven't heard him this weekend. I noticed the first tenants have moved into the building, so maybe he won't be needed. But I hope someone's giving him the treatment you mention, and if he comes back, I'll be watchful.

 

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