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Well...That Was A Wake-Up Call: How To Maintain Your Mobility


Mobility wake-up call

Earlier this week I had a "procedure." Nothing serious, but the immediate aftermath has left me feeling…well…a little useless. While I’m expecting that I’ll be fine in a few days, literally every single move I make right now, l have to plan out. Where do I put my feet? How do I brace? Which leg should I put on the floor first? It’s exhausting. For some it takes a wake-up call like this for them to realize the importance of maintaining their mobility.


I appreciate the little things more now. Like being able to get up out of a chair easily. Being able to pick up and hug my cat when he comes home from running his morning errands and being able to take the dogs to the dog park. (My wife took them to our son’s house to run around in his back yard and, if you know me, you know I never miss an opportunity to see the dogs running around unless I don’t have a choice.)


I say all that to say this: If the ability to do those things left me little by little over the course of years it would've been hard to notice. Think of it like your bank account. Would you notice if every few days 5-cents disappeared from it? Probably not.


Now imagine logging in and seeing that 75% of it had vanished. You'd notice that for sure!


Let’s not have your mobility get to that point, OK?


Don’t wait until you can’t play with your grandkids, or need help carrying your groceries to the car. Don’t wait until you don't know whether you’re mobile enough to take that trip or go for a walk on a nice day.


It’s not hard to maintain your mobility and if you’ve found you’ve lost some, then NOW is the time to do something about it. Mobility leaves 5-cents at a time. Don’t wait till you need milk to find out your bank account is drained.


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