'I’m all made of hinges, ‘cause everything bends.
From the top of my neck way down to my ends.
I’m hinges in front, and I’m hinges in back;
But I have to be hinges, or else I would crack!'
(Aileen Fisher, LDS Children’s Song Book)
So the children sing at church and on the word ‘crack’ fall to the floor, laughing.
Yes, thankfully we are all made of hinges. I think not being able to bend anywhere would be rather inconvenient. I mean just think how difficult it would be to put your shoes on or brush your hair. There are medical conditions that make bending difficult, arthritis being one of them. They have no idea why arthritis develops but they think it may have a genetic link.
Now some people love exercise. They really can’t get enough of it but really I’m not one of those people and a nice easy stroll a couple of times a week round the local park and lots of excuses as to why I don’t do so every day is more like me. And I lie a lot. I mean I have a job where I walk all day, surely that’s enough?
However having to learn to walk again as not been easy and is often painful and sometimes just plain frustrating. I have learnt to shrug and walk off when I drop something in a shop because to me there is no point in agonising over whether I can retrieve whatever it is or not, the answer is not.
I now have an exercise routine which I try to do every day because it keeps me mobile. I thought I would share it all with you but you would probably fall asleep half way through with boredom. So here is a simple stretch to start off with, the very, very basics of my daily exercise. The first thing I had to learn to do were stand up straight. I had learnt to lean towards my good side, which didn't hurt.
Full body stretch