Tuesday, January 04, 2011
calories oppose freedom
“He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother …” could only be sung by someone who never lifts another human being on a regular basis.
Loosing weight tops New Year’s resolutions. I would like to add a unique motivation - if you are not easy to lift your quality of life and options will be less.
Every second that everyone one of us lives we only grow closer to the day when we will all need the assistance of another for our activities of daily living.
Whether care facility or home care weight affects freedom. The difference between a visit and an outing is lifting.
For many of us, even before we arrive at our own need for assistance, we will spend years even decades as caregivers / carers. Excess weight can cause or contribute to back pain and that is an option that carers / caregivers do not have. You are what you can lift.
I do not mean to shock those who worship at the
but there is no lifting attachment on a Swiss Army Knife or any lifting app for a phone. Sorry you can’t even tweet about it, takes two hands. Church of Gadgets
Whether a lifter or a liftee or simply in line waiting - hey, let's be careful with the calories out there!
Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer
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