Robinette Law May 2019

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May 2019

GETMOVING! C elebrate N ational S enior H ealth and F itness D ay T his M ay


Jeffery L .Robinette


Over the past 250 years, countless men and women have given up their possessions, their health, and their lives for the freedoms and rights we enjoy today. As a Veteran Army Paratrooper, I know that when any person signs on with the military, they pledge to defend this country with their lives. All over the world, there are wars and conflicts over the same civil rights we already possess here in the United States. One of the greatest rights we have is the right to petition a court of justice when we have a grievance. When we have been harmed by the wrongful conduct of others, we have the right to pursue justice against the responsible parties. The right to trial by jury is one of the most important rights we have as United States citizens. Without the right to civil justice, injury victims would not be guaranteed a fair hearing on their claims or compensated for their losses. Experience has borne out that we can’t rely on the “good will” of wrongdoers to compensate injury victims. Habitual wrongdoers, such as intoxicated and careless drivers and profit-centered corporations, care little for others’safety. Thankfully we live in a country where your legal rights can be protected, and the injured and their families can pursue fair compensation from those who caused their injuries.

As you age, it may feel like you don’t recognize your own body anymore. You swear that manufacturers are printing product packaging with smaller fonts, you groan whenever you sit or stand, and you visit the bathroom at least once every night. Aging is an adventure, and staying physically active is a constant battle between your aching joints and the will to get moving. Starting a physical fitness routine may be one of the healthiest choices you can make. As we approach National Senior Health and Fitness Day on May 29, take some time to evaluate your fitness activity level. You can use the following tips to live a more active lifestyle — no matter how old you are! Physical activity is one of the keys to a long and healthy life. For older adults, the benefits of physical activity are increased tenfold. When you participate in physical activity at least once per day, your chances of developing heart conditions, diabetes, and arthritis decrease. For patients who already have arthritis, low impact activities like water aerobics or walking can provide relief for the joints. Exercise is also essential to maintaining a healthy heart after a heart attack or stroke. Probably the most important benefit of staying physically active is helping you stay upright. According to the National Council on Aging, exercise helps prevent senior citizens from falling — one of the deadliest things that can happen to an older adult. According to the GET STRONGER!

As you celebrate Memorial Day, please remember those who gave of themselves for the

freedoms we enjoy today. -Jeff

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