Mental and Physical Health

I try to work out five days a week, whether I walk or play handball. I am 72 years old and still able to get around the court for an hour or two. I prefer to play doubles because it is not such a workout.. A friend says handball is the only thing that makes me happy. He’s right. When I leave the court, I don’t have a problem in the world. A dietician at the VA said exercise is the most important thing a person can do for their mental health. I agree.. Due to time constraints, I play handball only once a week. I walk up to an hour often and do yoga once a week, too. When I have a problem, I exercise. I eat right. I am in a meal program in my hi-rise and get a healthy meal two times a day with all five food groups. I eat in a dining room because I don’t like eating alone. I stay clean. I shower, shave, and brush my teeth every day. I wear clean clothes, even though they come from the Goodwill. “Look sharp, feel sharp, be sharp.” I like a clean ass. My body is the temple of my soul. People who are actors call it their “instrument.” Personal hygiene is important no matter how bad things get. They’ll be worse, if you’re not clean. You’re mentally ill, not a street person. Take care of yourself.

Published by Christopher G. Bremicker

Special Forces medic stationed at Ft. Bragg NC from 1968 to 1970. BA English and MBA, both from University of Minnesota. Fisherman, grouse hunter, downhill skier.. Plays handball and reviews theater. Present job at Walgreens in St. Paul MN is forty-sixth job since high school. Hometown is Cable WI.

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