My Mobility Left Me 10 Years Ago!

I was down at our local park with Genevieve on Saturday and we were climbing and sliding as we do! Next to the play equipment a Father was playing cricket with his Son, who I think would have been around 8 years old.

I happened to overhear a conversation they had.

It went like this.
“Dad, you could have got that one!”

“Jack, my mobility left me 10 years ago! I haven’t run since footy!”

I thought, wow! Here is a guy playing cricket with his Son which I think is great, but unfortunately he is too out of shape to really get into it.

His mobility left him!

No wonder! If you don’t look after it, it will leave you right. This guy was carrying some extra kilos, about 20-30 I would say, so obviously he has done little to look after himself since his footy days. Put a 20kg back pack on and see how mobile you feel! The thing is his Son is only young so he’s obviously still got many years of playing ahead of him!

I can’t imagine what that would feel like and be that out of shape that I couldn’t play actively with my kids. I want to be able to run around with my kids forever! I told a good friend of mine about this and he said, “Did you talk to him”? I didn’t, but gee I wish I did. Imagine the quality of life this guy would gain by “getting his mobility back”!

I believe one of the worse things we can do is take something for granted. I think we need to protect and nurture what we’ve got. Our health is one of those things and if we don’t look after ourselves we will become unhealthy, overweight, sick and lose mobility. Once you lose it, it can be hard work to get it back. The longer you lose it for the harder it is to find again as well!
If you know this guy please let him know we can help and tell him that it is more fun when you’re fit!

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