Jul. 1, 2019 at 11:01am

it takes courage to commit to healthy habits at any time, but particularly when you are feeling weak or vulnerable.  And, of course, that is when you need your courage most.

Frank was 79 years old when I met him in a cardiac rehabilitation program.  He had experienced two heart attacks before undergoing bypass surgery, and now he was apprehensive that exercise might trigger a third attack.  Despite the reassurance and encouragement that the staff gave him, Frank was still not convinced.  But he walked on the treadmill anyway.  

When I asked him how he had managed to make himself do that, he replied, "I knew I needed to exercise, but I was still afraid.  Then I remembered what General Omar Bradley said during World War II: Bravery is the capacity to perform properly, even when scared half to death.  I guess that is where I am."

Posted in Health Info by Joe

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