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Longevity Game

How long will you live? Play this game and see.

http://www.nmfn.com/tn/learnctr--lifeevents--longevity

As we all know, there are many lifestyle factors that, along with genetics, help to determine how long we might live. According to the game, I should live to age 91 and Der to age 89. I did pretty well in all areas except exercise - I'm a lazy butt. :( I need to get some motivation to get off my behind and get active. I go in bursts where I do really well for a few days and then I slack off. I know exactly what I need - an exercise partner who will call me up and get me going. When I lived in Saskatoon, I had my friend Sandi who was my motivator. She got me going to the gym and would call me up to go for a walk some evenings. Once I got into the routine of going to the gym in the morning, I always went. When I didn't, it felt terrible. I need another Sandi here!!

It's interesting to hear everyone's exercise stories and how they are motivated. It's taken me a long time to really realize (or maybe admit?) what I need to get me going exercise-wise, but now that I know, it should really help me. I just need to find that partner! :) What about you?
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