One health story making the rounds is how sitting too much all day will kill you. Since we at WordPress.com want you around, forever, we’d like you to get up, right now, and do some push-ups. How many do you think you can do? Write it down (16). Then go do ’em. And write a blog about the results. Did it feel good? Did you do more or less than you guessed? According to fitness scientists, a 40-year-old woman should be able to do 16. A man, 27. And Jack LaLanne was doing push-ups into his 90s.
I didn’t realize Jack LaLanne had died. I thought he was still running around doing his exercises. I didn’t think he’d ever die. He was so healthy. I had to check out the cause of death. He had been sick for a few days and it developed into pneumonia. He would not go to a doctor. The pneumonia killed him. He died at the age of 96.
I think I might live forever, since I never sit down. I wrote about never sitting down in my blog the other day and recommended to women to keep moving and they’d lose weight.
I guessed that I would do 16 push-up exercises. I got right down on the floor and started doing the push-ups. No warm-ups. But first I had to look up how to do push-ups correctly. I haven’t done a push-up since I can’t remember.
I began very slowly. I didn’t want my body to go into shock! But as I continued, I speeded up a bit. I reached the number 16 (the number I had guessed) and still had a lot of energy. By the time I reached number 30, I was losing a little energy. I continued on. Hit number 40, and continued to number 43. I was pooped.
It felt really good to get the exercise done. I usually walk everywhere, but this exercise got the part of my body I never exercise, my arms. I’m going to start doing push-ups everyday. It’s really a good exercise and made me feel good. I feel ready to box with somebody!
Okay, now, it’s your turn. Can you beat my number?
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