Learning The Hard Way – Again

Lynn Dorman, Ph.D. // Aging, Health


April 2  



Are you a winter hibernator?

I am – and it is not a good thing for our bodies.


[Maybe bears can do it –I can’t.]

In the winter, I tend to just take walks and do some stretching to keep my hamstrings flexible – but otherwise I kind of become someone who sits too much – and as we know, that is not good for a body.

As we get older, it seems we need to keep all parts in flexible working order and to do that, we cannot hibernate!

downward dog poseI re-learned this recently when I started back into doing yoga! 

I had lost a real lot of my flexibility – and could not easily [or even] do much of what was so easy before I hibernated!!





The obvious moral of the story is that we all need to do a variety of exercising to stay flexible – and as we age, it seems we cannot take off for a long period of time without it having a major impact.



Comments? Thoughts? Thank you…..



  • Just made myself get up and go for a walk to fight off the end of winter blues and sore muscles from yesterday’s gardening. You are so right about the need to move it or lose it!

    • Hi Linda

      thank you for the comment – and I am glad to know I am not alone in my hibernating 🙂

      keep on walking – but do NOT forget the stretching


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    About the Author

    Native of NYC who moved a lot, got several degrees, and has been a lifelong writer and reader... I am interested in many things - and I write [and teach] about them - especially the human lifespan and healthy aging

    Lynn Dorman, Ph.D.