I was a hula hoop champion and can still keep it going endlessly like this gif. Seriously, I have to stop on purpose because I can keep it going forever. I only met my match once during one of my children’s dance classes a few years ago. I was in my 50s and my student was 5. We were the only two left in the hula hoop completion when all the other children’s hoops had fallen to the ground. We both had to stop eventually and declare it a tie.
From my childhood days I loved dancing and skipping rope. I was always on the go and my mother said I never walked, she always saw me skipping home from school. I’d go up and down the curbs like Gene Kelly in Singin’ in the Rain and yet I had never seen the movie.
Keeping active is essential for optimum health. I teach dance for children and adults–line dance, ballroom and folk dance for fun and fitness.
I’m a certified fitness instructor and in my training I learned what I already knew–keep moving, find an activity you enjoy and you’ll stick with it.
- go to a gym
- play with your children/grandchildren in the playground
I also lift weights, impressive, right? … well, not bicycles, but I do lift 5 lbs in each hand (don’t laugh) to keep my arms toned.
Hobbies are fun and there are many useful “mind games” like doing crossword puzzles, sudoku and other brain teasers, good workouts for the brain, keeping our minds active.
I enjoy writing and photography which is why I like blogging. We don’t need to BE the best, we just need to do OUR best. Most of the photos on my blog (which I am not in) are taken by me and sometimes I’ve used a tripod to take photos of myself. I’ve done photoshoots for friends and also videography for weddings.
Take time to play and have fun!
What do you do to keep active?
What’s your favourite hobby?