How ‘healthy, content previous codger’ reworked his lifestyle

The planet news nowadays is surely scary and depressing, and we’ve just completed two yrs of dwelling underneath the shadow of COVID-19. Nevertheless, I want to share a small encouragement, in particular for older people, from my personal existence.

It’s a story of how I progressed from a deeply depressed and inactive previous person to a content and healthier outdated codger by physical exercise. I certainly am not making an attempt to equate an work out program with large globe problems, but perhaps, even with the unfortunate state of the earth, we can make personalized changes that strengthen our lives and will really encourage some others to do the very same.

In 2005, the exact yr I retired as a professor at Clemson University, I uncovered I had diabetic issues. Unfortunately, this was just the commencing of my health’s downward spiral. In 2012, I commenced acquiring pains in my decrease abdomen. I’d had kidney stones just before, , but this time the sharp pains felt distinct, and an ultrasound indicated something worse.