Getting hurt doing nothing

Do you really know what is truly the first sign of aging? Getting hurt doing every-day activities. Or, for that matter, getting hurt in a unconcious state.

Anyone who knows me is aware of my nearly-excessive physical activity. I can usually be found working out at the YMCA during my free time several days a week. I pride myself on cardiovascular conditioning, fitness, and overall wellness. Yet that didnít stop me from the dreaded muscle pull in my neck toweling off in the shower a few months ago.

Other incidences of apparent innocuous activity resulting in injury included wrenching my back playing with my kids in the pool; pulling a muscle in my back checking on my meatballs in the stove, and looking back over my shoulder from the refrigerator to the microwave after hearing the beeping sound. That ensuing injury was a twisted neck muscle that ached for days. Oh, and has anyone woken up with pulled muscles and new aches after a supposed night of restful sleep? Iíll grant you, my mattress is not posture pedic, Tempur-pedic, and doesnít have a built-in Swedish massage, but it is still quite firm and cozy for my purposes.

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