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    SO, WHAT IS YOUR EXCUSE?

    by Ngozi Osuagwu, MD | April 24th, 2016

    SO, WHAT IS YOUR EXCUSE?

    Although I had plans to write about another topic, I could not resist sharing this article that was sent by a member of our family. The article is from the New York Times titled, At 100, Still Running for Her Life. When it was sent to me, the only comment made was ‘inspiring’ and it truly was.  The article is about a 100 year-old woman named Ida Keeling who is still running and setting records in track-and-field.

    We can all learn from Ms. Keeling.  Here are some lessons:

    1. You do not have to set limitations because of your age
    2. Your diet makes a difference
    3. It is never too late to start something
    4. Life happens, but you need to keep moving
    5. It is okay to indulge once in awhile

     

    This is a reminder to all that if there is a topic that you believe will benefit your sisters, please share the information. If there is a topic that you would like me to discuss on the blog, please send a note to me at  drngozi@ngoziosuagwumd.com or make a comment.

    5 Responses to “SO, WHAT IS YOUR EXCUSE?”

    1. Chinwe O says:

      Thanks for highlighting Ms. Ida’s story. Her picture is on my refrigerator as a reminder that age is just a number:-)

      • Ngozi Osuagwu, MD says:

        You are right, age is just a number and we must not allow age to inhibit us from doing things. Thanks for your comment.

    2. Linda K. Jackson says:

      Thank you! Each week I look forward to whatever you have to share! Ms. Keeling is truly an inspiration, and I believe the lessons that she espouses. Now, for ME to keep it MOVING!!!!!!!! 🙂

      • Ngozi Osuagwu, MD says:

        We know what happens when we stop moving, so I agree the key is to keep moving. Thanks for your comment.

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