If you're a regular reader of The View, you know I am rebuilding a battered, bruised and busted up body, head, and heart from a skiing accident. Some people I talk to seem to conclude, without actually asking me, that I will never set foot on a ski slope again. Nope. I will ski again. I love to. But, not until I'm ready.
The thought pattern is not unusual. It's sort of a mixture of "You're getting older and have a busted up body. Be smart. Slow down. Take it easy. Don't take any risks." It's consistent with this recent Reuters news article on Baby Boomers. Bottom line: Baby Boomers need to do less as they age so they won't get hurt.
Here's my take on all of this. You don't need to do less as you age. But, what you do need to do is pursue excellent joint health, great flexibility, awesome balance and coordination, superior strength and endurance, emotional wisdom, and mental agility. If your body moves with fluid, elegant motion and you have sufficient strength and endurance for the task, and your wise (or, in other words you're fit), you can do all sorts of things.
Stuff happens. Accidents happen. But, I don't think you should give up the things you love for fear of doing too much as you age. Keep pursuing the things you love but prepare your mind and body for it.
And, while you're at it, make today count.