Sitting is the new smoking. Only, there is no warning label on some package you buy about the dangers of sitting as there is on a package of cigarettes. You won’t find concerned citizens rallying in front of government buildings or picketing stores in protest to the dangers represented by sitting too much.
I recently wrote an article about finally learning my parent’s lesson, their lesson of a long life — of longevity. Longevity is a matching of lifespan and healthspan. But you and I both know that people can live a long time without having good health or good life in the sense of attitude and heart.
Sometimes you don’t see the lessons and gifts you are given until it’s too late to say thank you. That’s the case with me about the lessons on living my parents gave me.
My parents were active people and my mom was a fireball. They were involved in so many different activities and services. They took dance lessons, played bridge, water skied; Dad golfed, and Mom played tennis.