I’m not a health nut nor am I a gym rat, but I do believe in exercise and its beneficial results. And the results aren’t purely physical. I’ve always believed that exercise can change a negative mood into, if not a positive mood, at least a “less” negative mood. When you feel good physically, it’s reflected in feeling good mentally.
When I was young, particularly during my college years, I got into weightlifting somewhat seriously. Many of my friends were also into it back then. I worked out in an old-fashioned smelly gym with several close friends on a regular basis. This was before gyms were popular or fancy. Since the gym was the only one in
, I got to work out with professional wrestlers and pro football players. I continued to lift off and on through my younger years and came back to it later in life. San Jose
I have to say that I retained some of my former strength into my 60s when we lived here in
. I worked out with a real serious former heavy lifter, who by then was in his 70’s. He was well past his prime, but was still tough and strong. He told me that when you hit 70 you lose your strength very rapidly. Now that I’m there, I see what he meant. When I was working out with him I was in my 60s and I hadn’t yet started the big slide to “feeble city.” Quincy