Thursday, March 2, 2017

Long Day

Mums day started early this morning.  A 7am start means getting up at 5am and there weren't many people up in our street, every one was still snoozing.   The good thing about an early start is the early finish.  Mum visited the supermarket  (she loves to go there), and then walked home with the groceries, which is a good bit of exercise for the day.  Speaking of which, mum watched a programme about aging well this week.  They tested one group of pensioners who worked out on exercycles against a group who danced for a half hour a day, 3 times a week.  The group who danced tested with better muscle development and balance than the other group.  So mum is thinking that when the weather gets too rough for walking in the winter, she will turn on the music and dance.

Me - well I will be busy sleeping.


  1. HeHe! I think you've got the best
    idea Poppy!x Sleep! :).
    Though they say swimming is the
    best form of exercise of all....
    Apparently you use all your muscles
    in your body! Keeps you fitter!

  2. My human dances all the time! And she never tells anyone her age.

  3. We bet the ones who were dancing had a lot more fun too! :-)

    Like Willy, we like your idea the best, though -- sleep!

  4. Poppy, dear, please tell your mum to Google "1920s Flapper Doris Eaton" on YouTube. You'll see this lady dancing in an early sound film -- and performing at 100+. A friend of a friend who knew her said she rehearsed every week at a studio and was learning a new routine at 103.

    My favorite of her interview quotes: "How have your performances changed over the years, Miss Eaton?" "Well, dear, I do wear more clothes."

  5. I ride a bicycle every day and am in fairly good shape, but I can see how dancing would be better. It probably includes more of the body in the exercise, and it definitely requires more balance and grace.

  6. poppy Q.... we dunno why de food servizz gurlz tellin uz bout sum oh de dancez her did in her yooth : we wood pay top $$$ ta see her purrform them again !!!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

  7. I always dance while doing the vacuuming or watering the plants That's how I motivate myself. I put on the music and I want to dance lol
    Good thing I'm alone. Someone might think I'm having a sort of fit lol

  8. Dancing is fun, anything that keeps you on your feet and going is good for you.

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