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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

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  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,599 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.
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,878 mod
    I get my 10,000+ steps in every day with Laika.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    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 .
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,878 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: 31,599 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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