I certainly did for many years through adult life. I was fortunate enough to enjoy a life full of good times. Prosperity unfortunately meant I took my health for granted. Sport was my life. From athletics, a little tennis, and basketball I moved on then to volleyball. And then, a few falls later I experienced pain, lots of it. Little did I know back then that playing sport and having a seemingly minor injury would eventually lead to me having both of my knees replaced before I turned 60 years of age?
Surgery changes your life. I am no longer able to kneel. It hurts my knees. As we age there are also other subtle changes that can catch you out. Leading a sedentary lifestyle is one of them. Whilst I no longer run or engage in sport, I am busy. But, none of the activities that I am busy doing involve physical stress on by body. I drive a lot, attend meetings, have meals out, go to the movies, and I am involved in charity work. I love my growing list of activities but none of them gets a sweat up and now my waist line is growing.