TexasJim wrote:Good for you, Backlasher! I'll be 72 next month, and in March, I discovered I weighed 171 pounds, and I'm only 5'4"! I started walking 2 miles a day, and in two months, I had lost 20 pounds. I have kept the weight off, I do 35 sit-ups every day, and I probably paddle at least seven miles a week in my kayak. Just keep moving all you can, till it hurts. Don't be a couch potato.Good advice.
The best exercise an old fart can do is swimming. Super cardio. Doing laps in a pool is the most boring thing in the world! If you live near the coast, get a mask, snorkel, and some fins, and find a place to swim. When I was in my 60's, I snorkeled at least 3 times a week. You don't sweat, you don't hammer your joints like jogging, and you get to see some neat stuff on the sea floor.
I'm searching the thrift stores for some fins and a mask, so I can resume my swimming regimen. Arthritis is a bitch, but keep moving.
lagavulin62 wrote:I think a person who still runs regularly, visits the gym, just overall lucky to be in good health can still have issues with kayaks. I can't go more than 2 hours without getting some real pain in my left buttock. I have tried those sports cushions and turning and alternating in all directions but my tops is two hours, after that I am just misersble.
To the point and OP, glad you are fighting back. Friday I had to give up the fishing due to my rod tip snapping. 10 casts and a few nibbles into the trip maybe. But I salvaged the trip and explored those creeks north from Stubblefield. Saw a lot of fish activity and will be ready next time.
Welcome back to the hobby.
Kayak Kid wrote:Go Backlasher!!!!Go Backlasher!!!
I am also recovering from a debilitating physical occurrence. Two years on prednisone fighting Poly Myalgia Rheumatica has left me somewhat weak muscled. I'll be eighty in another year, and, I and, while I've slowed up, I ain't giving up. Just beginning to exercise a bit, and I hope to be back in my Seda Revenge in short order.
Old is nothing more than a state of mind.
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