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life wakes us up sometimes

Saturday, May 01, 2010

i got a new puupy to get me up and going and going with him is fun...

11days ago my mother in law had a stroke...we flew 6,000 miles to be with her...she had a stroke amongst other reasons because her hypertension wasnt undercontrol, since she was on warfarin for atrial fib. she bleed more becasue her blood wouldnt clot...she is one month shy of her 89th birthday...she lives in croatia...i put my pedometer on we are going to the hospital 2x a day walking taking tram walking some more...i am averaging at least 10miles a day!!!! without trying! when i look around there are health elderly and by elderly i mean men and women in their 80s and up...carrying groceries from the market, walking up the hill to their 3rd floor walk up and back down again...walking to the cemetary because it is a beautiful day, going to the market on a rainy day as they need to purchase food...most have small fridges and go to the market daily and carry it back. most have never seen the inside of a gym, altho there are gyms here...they have built their lives around what we call healthy lifestyles and what is the result...70 year old women with beautiful legs visible when they wear their heels and shorter skirts...and they are healthier internally as they would not be living aline in their 80s and 90s...taking care of themselves.

prevent hypertension...YOU DO NOT WANT to have a stroke!!!!!!! take your meds and get walking!
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  • no profile photo CD2244005
    One of the reasons that prodded me to start this healthier lifestyle was I didn't want to take meds for high blood pressure for the rest of my life. I'm down to the minimum dosage, but hopefully, by the end of summer will be off them. Great blog.Hope your mother-in-law is feeling better.

    Take care,
    4022 days ago
    Like Pamnangel my mom has numerous health problems that I do not want to inherit. I pray your mother in law has a speedy and peaceful recovery.
    4023 days ago
    way to go and just another reason to take care of you! hope she recovers well and really enjoy that pup!
    4025 days ago
    Amazing what walking can do.
    4025 days ago
    Wow...interesting blog.....one of the reasons I need to loose weight is because I have high blood pressure and refuse to take meds for it. It comes down when I loose weight so I'm really trying hard now. emoticon
    4025 days ago
    Amen. My mother is on meds for a number of health problems including blood pressure. I don't want to follow in her footsteps.
    4025 days ago
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