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Jul 10, 2018 | By Aimalicia Staub (@aimaliciastaub)

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@alpaca

Wonderful advice. I have just turned 72 and am struggling with that number. But after four cancer diagnoses I am still going strong because of my love of walking and vigorous gardening. Walking doesn't make the upper body stronger so when I move to an apartment in the near future, I hope to go to the gym to keep myself in good shape. Friends recommend tai chi highly!

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Replies to "Wonderful advice. I have just turned 72 and am struggling with that number. But after four..."

Good for you, @alpaca! Several of our residents have found Tai Chi to be a useful, low-impact, full-body exercise.

How often do you walk and garden?

About three times a week but I also walk to shops and really anywhere walkable. Won't let myself drive to local shops for example. Gardening – I mow lawn and cut back my hedge which grows relentlessly. Looking forward to moving into more structured upper body exercise in near future. There are cheap gym programmes for people my age or for cancer survivors. Consider myself lucky to enjoy exercise because a lot of people dislike it. My mission as cancer survivor with ongoing issues is to gently encourage people to join programmes. Psychological benefits as well as physical and exercising with a group has social benefits too.

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