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This article was published 23/9/2013 (1034 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
I should apologize to federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose.
I was in the Reh-Fit a few days ago and noticed a new chart showing Ambrose’s Health Canada guidelines for various age groups.
It was, of course, her guidelines for frail, feeble, decrepit senior citizens that caught my eye. I may be embellishing Rona’s notice just a tad.
The minister recommends that we old people try to get 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise each week, preferably in chunks of at least 10 minutes each.
Sorry, Rona. I know your advice is for my good.
That particularly seven days, I was at Reh-Fit twice, arc trainer, weights, abs, a bit of running. Maybe 90 minutes of activity — alas, 90 minutes each of those two times.
And those other five days?
Again, minister, I’m appalled at how seniors can fail to heed your good advice. Those other five days, I refereed four 80-minute soccer matches and two 90-minute soccer matches, all with teenagers.
Only way I can see to square myself with the feds is to spend the next three or four weeks on the couch. I really am fitting the stereotype of being an ornery senior who just doesn’t listen.