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Wendy Shafranski


May 30, 2024

Use What You've Got

This post is going to be deeply personal. For the last 20 years of my mom’s life, she maintained a sharp wit and keen intellect, yet she was imprisoned by a body that didn’t fully function due to several strokes. She so badly wanted to drive, travel, and golf, but was unable to.

Most of us are given the gift of movement, yet many don’t use it. Our society is sedentary and so many people put off exercise until tomorrow. But, tomorrow never comes and very slowly, they become weaker, imbalanced, in pain and many lose their independence.

We can’t get back time. And I know that the people who have found themselves in a situation where they can’t do the things they want to wish they could go back and do it all over again. But they can’t.

Quality of life requires you to be strong and capable. You could have all the money, success and love you can handle, but you won’t fully enjoy it if you don’t have the freedom to move.

Don’t put exercise in the “not urgent and not important” section of your to-do list. It’s important and it’s urgent.

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