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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

November by Walter de la Mare
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  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,130 mod
    Having a dog helps pensioners keep fit and active, according to new research outlined in the Daily Express. Dr Philippa Dall, a senior research fellow at Glasgow Caledonian University, said: “We found that dog owners aged 65 and over spent on average an additional 22 minutes walking, taking an extra 2,760 steps per day when compared to people who didn’t own a dog. “Over the course of a week this additional time spent walking may in itself be sufficient to meet WHO recommendations of at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity.”

    I'm surprised that there isn't a bigger difference as I would have thought dog owners would need to walk considerably more to exercise their dogs. Or maybe OAPs without dogs walk a lot too.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,586 mod
    I get my 10,000+ steps in every day with Laika.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,074 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Healthy GB! :) I think politicians need these exercises more than others.

    The National Health Service recommends over 65s do at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or walking every week, and strength exercises on two or more days a week that work all the major muscles .
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,586 mod
    The gym I go to is full of elderly people. I think that's why I like it, there's no sense of competing to get the best six-pack.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,130 mod
    I walk at least an hour a day, or better still two or three hours. I'm not very good with the aerobics though, especially now it's so hot.
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