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Sat Dec 13 14:25:32 EST 2008
I noticed something with my children, James. My first son has always been a
big boy--proportioned like a front lineman from infancy. As soon as he
could toddle about, he began what you described--conserving movement. He
seemed to lack the "natural" exuberance of youth. My other two did not
exhibit this trait. My oldest did his share of work moving wood, toting
sacks of feed, etc. (As the oldest, he probably did more than his share.)
His early paid labor was picking rocks and filling trucks (18 wheelers) with
square bales for neighboring farmers. However, the only time he approached
"slim," he did hours and hours of cardio every week and severely limited his
caloric intake. The other two, while certainly not skinny, and certainly
not frenetic, can maintain that level of "slim" with only natural day-to-day
I don't really have a point with this story, except maybe that the movement
conservation trait is somehow genetic and not necessarily a character flaw.
Maybe some people have to work harder at physical activity as some might at
mental or spiritual activity.
On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 1:59 PM, <Clansgian at wmconnect.com> wrote:
> So I keep hearing, but Bev I've got to level with you and say that all that
> "You just don't know what's really going on with these people ,..." is
> What I have observed to be consistent, as reliable as the sun rising, is
> people who believe in the "I just got bad genes" bit are invariably out of
> shape, overweight, and deteriorating right before my eyes.
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