I often preach about the importance of financial health, but one should not neglect physical health either!
Lately we have been doing family runs in the morning before our days begin. We use the Nike + app on our phones to record each run. “Gamification”, the use of game mechanics to incentivize an activity, is a core part of the Nike + app. It rewards you with little digital pats on the back for a job well done, and mildly scolds you for being neglectful.
The last five years has seen an explosion of these types of fitness gadgets and programs, from simple pedometers that come in cereal boxes to the Apple Watch that reminds you to stand up and move around periodically throughout the day. You don’t need a gadget, but they can be helpful motivators.
Of course we are trying to instill a good work ethic in Frugal Boy. The best workout he can get right now is being set loose outside. A playground is a plus, but he’ll happily amble around our yard until he gets worn out.
So grab a friend, spouse, the kids, or a pet and get out and exercise! Your pee doesn’t have to be the only thing golden about your Golden Years.