An Exercise Story

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Name: Grace
Age: 70
Location: Maryland
Activity: Yoga, Walking

Having grown up living and working on a farm and having spent an additional 13 years farming after I married, I became accustomed to physical exercise and grew to love all types of physical activities. In the past 20 years, I have begun most mornings with stretches and a two-mile run. Following an osteoporosis diagnosis a few years ago, I added weight resistant exercises to my routine and that helped return my bones to within the normal range. Though I now power walk instead of running on the insistence of my doctor, I continue my daily yoga stretches and two-mile walks. Exercise not only helps my body, but also gives me a positive mental outlook and that makes it all worthwhile!

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Last reviewed: December 2004