What do you want to be when reach old age ?

This is not a million dollar  question, everyone of us will grow old one day, someday to come in the near future. Do you ever think about it ? Or do you prefer to spend and enjoy now, without a thought for your future ?

As much as life in unpredictable and important to live our life to the fullest and most meaningful everyday, we must not forget the future, the planning itself can change during different periods of life stages such as family, children and retirement years. We all might lose track of our future plans with such modern rat race pace society growth, expansion and competition. In lieu of this, there is a common aspect/denominator, in ensuring that at different stages of your life, you will be able to carry out your roles and plans. It’s basically keeping fit and healthy, from young till old.

Ask yourself

– Do you want to be old and weak ? Having to rely on future generation (if you don’t have, then it would be care givers) to take care of you and your daily living activities ?

– Do you still want to carry out your hobbies and recreational activities like the time when you are younger ?

– Do you believe in being a burden to your family, relatives ? Either physically, emotionally, mentally and financially or all of the above ?

The modern society today is facing a shortage of population, the replacement is not adequate, thus there would be lesser younger generation to take care of the older population in the next 20 years to come (or even earlier ?). Which life stage are you in now ? I believe nobody ever wanted to be old and weak, they wanted to enjoy their old age and retirement years when the time arrives.

My paternal grandmother is an inspiration to me, she’s 93 NOT OUT, she’s still active and walking, although not as fast and frequent. With my numerous physical injuries and “bionic” components inside my body, a few years ago, I had embarked on being fit and healthy as much as possible, running regularly, participating in marathons, taking on sports science and team sports on a stronger interest area.

Moving forward, I am planning to

– Gym on regular basis

– Cycling

– Swimming

– Basketball, badminton (if there are participants)

– Triathlon (Sprint)

My recovery might take up to 6 months to 1 year, not rushing back into marathons for 2010, planning shorter runs to start my recovery journey back to a sporting healthy lifestyle.

Of course, I need to watch my diet in food plentiful Singapore too !

2 thoughts on “What do you want to be when reach old age ?

  • April 7, 2010 at 4:39 am
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    Recently, I’ve been bothered by the rate my age is increasing.. No, I don’t wish to be a burden to somebody else. (But I think everyone will have to be one one day). Reminds me, I need to go swimming again.. I think my last session was hmm… 1-2 years ago.. Geez! =\

  • April 8, 2010 at 4:42 pm
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    Hi Cashmere

    Don’t worry too much about age increasing, we all go through it together !

    Agreed that we might still end up being a burden to others even though we don’t wish to.

    Keep fit & healthy & sporting lifestyle !

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