The Active Life – by Gary Smolker
Hockey Players Live An Active Life
Look at the hockey players in the collages above. They are living an active life.
There is is no doubt in my mind that someone playing hockey like those hockey players is getting lots of powerful physical activity.
Look at the single frames below of NHL hockey players on the ice.
Look at their vitality.
Look at the physical strength and fitness they are projecting, the energy they are expending in this activity, while “playing” hockey.
I, on the other hand, live a sedate life.
I Live A Sedate Life
I am living a sedate life: no hockey, no lacrosse, no fencing, no rollerblading.
I was a lot more active when I was 13 years old.
Living the Engaged Life Is In the Eyes of the Beholder
- Exercise is in the eyes of the beholder.
- Fitness is in the eyes of the beholder.
- Health is in the eyes of the beholder.
I live on the West Coast, in the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles, California and work in Encino, California.
My 13 year old grandson Nate lives on the East Coast, in the greater Boston area of Massachusetts.
Nate plays hockey.
Nate is the goalie on his team.
The job of the goalie is to defend the net, to prevent the opposing team from shooting a puck into the net.
Nate is a spectacular goalie.
I don’t play hockey.
Different Strokes/Activities for Different Folks
Nate and his family are visiting Los Angeles.
Yesterday, Nate and his mother, father and 15 year old sister went to Hermosa Beach to go biking and rollerblading on the beach.
Tomorrow, Nate and I are going to a Barnes & Noble Book Store in Santa Monica at 9:00 a.m. and bowling afterwards.
After bowling, Nate and I are going to meet up with his mother, father and older (15 years old) sister who will be taking a UCLA tour from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Living the Engaged Life
Nate, his older sister, his mother, his father, and I are living the engaged life.
Living Life Powerfully
Nate, Nate’s older sister, Nate’s mother, Nate’s father, and ME (Nate’s grandfather) are living life powerfully.
Age is a factor.
Copyright © 2017 Gary Smolker, All Rights Reserved
This is the fifth in a series of articles I intend to post on the Gary S. Smolker Idea Exchange Blog at http://www.garysmolker.wordpress.com on “LIVING THE ENGAGED LIFE.”
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