and flexibility are keys to healthier and longer survival amidst large scale
catastrophes and imminent pandemics!
Closure of medical schools, social distancing, and home-isolation is the ideal time for medical students to physically shape-up and to prepare for their medical board examinations!
have most likely heard of the proverbial expression of “when life gives you lemons, make
lemonade”, that is intended
to promote positive attitude and optimism amidst adversities. What I’m about to
share with you in this blog is how to stay active and make the best out of our
Personal Agony: For me, a 70-plus-year-old man, spending time at my health
club has been the highlight of my daily routine. The executive order for closure
of gyms and health facilities was issued and implemented at 3 PM on Monday March
16 in Michigan. As a result, I was forced to make timely adjustments and employ
remedial plans to minimally disrupt my workout activities and maximally adjust
to the anguish of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Anticipation: I foresaw the closure of gyms about 10 days prior to its implementation. Like many other middle-class Americans of my age, I already had some cardiovascular equipment and some basic tools such as barbels and dumbbells in my house that I acquired over the past 35 years or so. But they were all often neglected, as I loved to get out of my house each day and workout for several hours at my club. To give you a better feel for why I love to spend so much time at my preferred gym, I must make a confession! I’m sure that you can keep a secret and you love to hear it, firsthand, from me; don’t you! Well, here you go; “I’m addicted”! Aren’t you happy that now you know it! I’m addicted to seeing the lovely faces of many of my acquaintances at my favorite athletic club! Their friendly and cheerful Midwesterner faces are my daily sunshine! They give me a sense of belonging. Each time that I see them, I’m so happy that we’ve all made it to another day together!