As one gets older it is easy to sink into a state where the world passes one by. I try very hard not to let that happen, and it is one reasons I to blog every day if possible.
It is important to keep one's body going as well as it can - errors and omissions excepted - and to this end I attend an 'exercise for the over sixties' class. It started up again today and I can tell you that I have come home after the class realising just how important it is to attend such a class.
I have exercised parts that have not been exercised since the end of July - and by the time I had had my tea my body was pointing out to me which parts they were. But even more importantly - my brain had got lazy and I found that very scary.
Our tutor, Sue, sits us in a circle and we do a variety of exercises which she calls out at the last minute - doing them with us so that we get the general idea (albeit wrong way round as she is facing us!). It means we have to concentrate one hundred percent and I almost felt I had forgotten how to do this.
It was only during the cup of tea at the end that I was relieved to find that everyone else felt the same. So I cannot emphasise strongly enough that if we want to keep as fit in body and mind as we can for our age, a class like this is essential.