I'm a city girl.... Even though I was raised in the country, I have lived the majority of my life in large cities with the hustle and bustle of traffic and the fast pace. Loved it, thrived on it. Recently we moved back to the country and I mean BFE according to my kids. For those without younger kids, that's short for Bumb f*** Egypt to them. One of the kids is in the process of looking for a house and we have been taking care of her 10 month old lab puppy. Every morning and every night...come rain, snow, sleet, wind (I sound like the old postal service)...we take this guy on a long walk just to tire him out.
Now I am not big on exercise other than my fingers tapping away at the keys or picking up a camera to shoot pictures in a studio. This is good, right? Several miles everyday just for myself, clear the head, think, smell the dirt the farmers are stirring up for planting. watch nature and hear all the sounds. They all say that walking can add minutes to your life. I figure with the amount of walking I'm doing that at the age of 85, I can spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at the cost of $7000 per month!
As far as exercise...We all get heavier as we get older, because there's a lot more information in our heads.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it...uh-huh.