Most accidents occur in the home, but here’s some helpful advice. If you slip and fall down the stairs, use your foot to stop the fall. Specifically, put your foot up into the hand railing. Works every time – except that now several toes on the right foot are messed up, and one looks like a little purple sausage. In addition to my right foot, my right hip and shoulder hurt, but the pain in my back and neck is gone. Thank goodness H & J left the Honda Element (with automatic transmission) in our safekeeping when they jetted off to Argentina and Chile. The shifting in my Ion was aggravating my shoulder.
Vindicated – now maybe my family won’t tease me when I drop and give them twenty in the family room as I often do. Some nights I get close to 100 push-ups, doing several sets of 20+ at a time. Now there's this from the NYT:
“It takes strength to do them, and it takes endurance to do a lot of them,” said Jack LaLanne, 93, the fitness pioneer who astounded television viewers in the 1950s with his fingertip push-ups. “It’s a good indication of what kind of physical condition you’re in.”