Dec 10, 2019
Tap Dancing to Fitness Episode #47 of the Fit Strong Women Over 50 Podcast
Jill and Chris discuss life changes after 50 with Lois Krebs and how she keeps fit with tap dancing. Lois moved from working in a corporate office, went back to school and launched a new career as a nurse.
Although Lois felt she was "horrid" when she tried tap dancing in her twenties, she found many advantages when she took up tap dancing again in her 50's.
"I noticed the other day, when I go down steps at work I go as fast as I can, down the middle of the stairs, not holding the handrails. My balance has definitely improved."
We also talked about her success in working with a fasting elimination diet for 6 weeks and what she learned. It has changed how she prepares food and what she eats. She has worked with a chiropractor. She also did an endurance test and worked through a functional sports medicine program.
Some Examples of Importance of Functional Fitness:
"Something I read a while ago, one of the number one reason people go into assisted-living facilities is that they can't get off the toilet by themselves."
She avoids all the high calorie snacks that many families bring into the residential facility where she works (such as cakes, donuts, cookies) by making sure she’s not hungry.
As someone who works at a residential living facility caring for people as a nurse, Lois offers this advice for aging well:
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