Health & Fitness

Why Do You Exercise (or . . . Why Don’t You?)

Everyone has different reasons for exercising.

Some exercise to heal emotional wounds.  Some exercise to get buff and ripped.  Some to gain energy to deal with the stresses of the day.  Everyone has a different story.

For me, at age 56, I exercise because I want to live a long life.  I also want my twilight years to be fun, and relatively free of disabilities.

I want to be with Kathleen for as long as our gracious God gives me another day to breathe – and have FUN together.

Each quarter I put together an exercise calendar.  It’s essentially a set of personal fitness goals I want to accomplish each day I exercise. I hang it on the wall in my office so with a glance I can easily know where I’m at and what’s coming up.

For example, if I can carve out the time, I like to ride my bike four days a week.  I schedule hour long rides during weekdays, like Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and a long-distance ride on a weekend day.  During the weekdays rides, I usually do interval training — high intensity drills that push my fitness levels.  The weekend ride is typically at a leisurely pace.  I also go to a local gym, Barefoot Fitness, two to three days a week for weight training.  Though I’ve been a chiropractor for over thirty years and have a good deal of expertise in the human frame, I let Abby push me.  I’m stronger, and healthier,  because of it.  She’s very knowledgeable, and I highly recommend her (how’s that for an unsolicited plug!).

Below is a video of a “senior client” demonstrating some of the magic.  If this woman doesn’t motivate you, nothing will!  As I said, everyone has their own reason for exercising — or not.  What’s yours?




  1. Deanna

    July 18, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I could watch that video of Susan doing a pull-up over and over!! So impressive!! I like your blog, Fred! Keep it up!

    • Fred Deutsch

      July 18, 2013 at 9:09 am

      Thanks Deanna! And I agree about the video . . . :>

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