As a taxi driver, Ian saw plenty of older people who didn’t take care of their health. That’s why he vowed to try to move and stay active as he aged. He’s found ways to adjust how he moves as he manages his lung condition, like switching to an electric bike so that he can get up hills more easily. He loves to travel, and wants to make the most of every year he’s got – even more motivation for staying active and, in his words, not giving up on life.
How Ian Gets Moving
Working out with at home equipment makes Ian feel like he can move more easily and lifts his mood. He can do his workouts at times that fit his schedule, and can break up his activity throughout the morning or even the whole day. His at home workouts also allow him to start and stop easily, which can be helpful if his energy is low. In addition to these activities, Ian enjoys relaxing with some Tai Chi, a hobby he picked up on one of his trips abroad.
Since we first met Ian, his mental health took a knock, but he’s found that when he was able to restart his exercise routines he felt the positive effects almost immediately. Now, he is active daily, choosing to swim when he can. After a swim he notices that he feels more positive and has a “willingness to carry on and find positive things to occupy [his] time like volunteering.”
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