It’s 6am and I’m about to go out on my walk and I did a quick check of the papers.
A story caught my eye.
It was about how much sleep we need, broken down into age categories.
I’m 61 yrs old – evidently I need between 7-9 hrs sleep a night.
If I got between 7-9 hrs sleep a night I’d be doing jigs down the street.
I get between 5-6 hours a night. Last night it was 5 ½ hrs sleep. And now I’m about to walk 14 kms.
Here’s the thing though that got my goat – take a look at the graphic below, the picture that accompanied the news story. Take a look at the pictures at the bottom of the graphic, and how people 65+ are pictured.
They’re pictured with a walking stick!
Is that the common representation of people over the age of 65? That they’re so old and frail they need a walking stick?
Why not give them TWO sticks and show them climbing up the Pyrenees!