Many adults only remember riding a bike. They gave it up as they became older. Adults can and should take advantage of bicycle riding to get some exercise. Older folks may want to ride the large tricycle with a basket on the front.

I remember my first bike. It was blue with a bell attached to the handlebars, and when you worked the little tab back and forth with your thumb, you would hear a tinny ring.

All the kids in my neighborhood had bikes. Of course, they were two-speed bikes, stop-and-go, unlike the many different cycles available now.

Bicycling Down Memory Lane – Diet And Fitness Coach

I don’t remember any of us being overweight back then. There was no TV, McDonald’s, computers, or Gameboys; the only video games we had were pictures in our heads. We rode bikes rather than watch some silly or violent program on TV.

During the daylight hours, we didn’t have many sedentary games. We ran around in the yards playing imaginary games. It was great fun. The whole family would sit around the supper table eating and talking at night. The meal usually consisted of meat, two or three vegetables, and dessert with tea or milk. No one opted for bottled water. Oh yeah, there was no bottled water.

We only had hamburgers on Saturday nights, with no fries. Instead of fries, we had goulash. During the summer, we cooked outdoors in a stone-made barbecue pit. There were no charcoal, electric, or gas grills. We used wood in the hole.

Some neighborhood kids were always invited to eat supper with us on Saturday night. We would eat on a wooden picnic table in the backyard. After supper, we would play basketball or horseshoes or some other game. We got plenty of exercise.

Maybe if we kept doing those things, we would not have so many lazy and overweight people now. Get some “kids” of all ages together and go for a bike ride at least once a week. When you are riding, maybe along the way, you’ll depend upon a backyard barbecue pit where you can fix some burgers the old-fashioned way and pitch a few horseshoes after supper.

Amy Fischer
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