Movin’ When On The Move

Micro Thought

Zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom. No, I’m not complaining about constant, online, virtual meetings. Instead, this is the sound of the highway. Cars and trucks passing by, usually at twice my speed.

Some of us are on the move constantly, others only occasionally. Either way, it reminded me that even when “on the move,” we need to continue emphasizing movement for our physical and mental health.

Examples of Moving when on the Go

Since a picture is worth a million words (upgraded from a thousand, considering inflation of the times), here are examples that may speak to you.

Walking/Hiking (good ol’ standard)

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Great upper body workout, and always cool on the water (although hat necessary for the sun).  Additionally, not all canoes or kayaks are restricted to upper body.  Some new products (although more expensive), include foot-pedal assist. These can include little paddle boats or kayaks with sophisticated foot-pedal drive designs. BTW, no pictures of me from the front was included as my life-vest was unhooked in all of them. (Naughty-naughty).

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PizzazzEE-25 or similar workouts

On a recent camping trip, I was able to perform PizzazzEE twice. Once with a yoga cushion, I was able to do the entire program. Another time, my husband and I finished the first half, which is still a good workout.

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Whether standard, upright, recumbent or electric, you are still peddling. That’s a great life motto “keep peddling.”

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Climbing or Bouldering?

Okay, no, that’s a joke for most of us.

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Not offering a picture, but I did have my bathing suit with me. A reminder to all that bringing along a suit is not just for the hot tub.


Since Aging with Pizzazz is our goal here, it’s vital to keep the idea of “Movin’ when on the Move” in mind. Ah yes, and Moving when we are just around the house is perhaps even more important (as it’s any day and every day). To borrow a phrase from the not-too-long-ago past — keep on, keepin’ on.

Picture credits – taken by author

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I hit the Second 50 mark a while back, but have my sights on a different goal –much longer, quality living.

While I may have a ‘dr’ in front of my name, the credentials for this blog are the same as yours – I am on a journey to Age with Pizzazz, whether that is body, mind, spirit or just fun and learning.  It is important to me to share related information with others as well.

I currently live in Southern Oregon with my husband, Michael.  I have had the good fortune (well, usually good fortune) to have called several states my home: Vermont, New York (family home with various locations along the way), Massachusetts (a short stint), Georgia, West Virginia, Connecticut, Arizona and most recently (2014) Oregon.

I grew up in upstate New York to a financially-modest family and did most of my schooling there.  My undergraduate work was in education (music and special education).  I did post graduate work in music therapy (and became an RMT – Registered Music Therapist).  My master’s degree from The New School in New York was in Hospital and Health Care Administration – and also convinced me that along with wonderful advancements, much is wrong with our traditional American medical and health care system (at least at that point).  There was a year more of pre-med courses in the southeast and then a doctorate degree in chiropractic (an industry that also has its many up and down sides).

I often joke that I have had as many professions or jobs as I do fingers.  To live up to that claim, I will name some: waitress, low-level banker, music and special Ed teacher, music therapist, mental health professional, gig performer, real estate agent (for which I had a shot at being the worst ever), probation officer, chiropractor, author and consultant.

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