Golden Goalies: Stay Safe—Stay Healthy

Bea Loozer

“I stepped on my scale this morning. It said, ‘Please practice social distancing. Only one person at a time on scale.’”

Ouch! Maybe not so funny when exercise goes down and food consumption goes up, but it’s my favorite quarantine joke.

I’m happy to see that we all seem to be getting by. Still, for most of us, there are many challenges on the weight front. It is—in case you haven’t noticed—hot outside. What’s the solution? Taking a very early walk (before 5) is one. I suppose an indoor workout is another. We are so fortunate to have air conditioning.

I’ve been working on improving my health by re-evaluating my diet. In fact, I submitted a bit of my hair to a lab that does hair analysis so I could learn more about what nutrients I am deficient in and what foods might be interfering with my health.

You don’t have to take on that challenge, but I know nearly everyone is looking forward to good health. I see some of you out exploring our neighborhoods. I hear you giving a solid hit to the pickleball. And I see others in the pool. And if none of these activities appeal to you, I encourage you to find an approach that relaxes you, like meditation or yoga. We are together to help one another—not judge.

Readers, consider joining us when Golden Goalies return to regular meetings. We’ve learned that group support helps us to become as healthy as we want to be—gradually.

We miss each other and expect to return to our regular meetings, probably to be held on Saturdays from 7:30 to 8 a.m., but contact Janice at 480-802-0348 or Rita at 480-223-8340 for an update. As you know, right now, scheduling is hard to anticipate.