I know one 65yr old woman who had lots of pain in her hips and legs but her muscles are so atrophied from a lifetime without exercise. What is causing her pain and what can i do for her? Another woman in her sixties is walking 45mins a day since her husband died of heart complications. She want to avoid the same fate but she gets so tired after her walks. What is going on? Shouldn’t walking make people feel invigorated and happy?
Florann, walking, like any other exercise, has different effects on different people. Some get invigorated, others may get tired. To rule out ‘other factors’ such as something medical going on, you should have your client visit her (their) physician so as to make sure that there isn’t a medical reason for what they are observing. Tiredness and fatigue could have many sources so it’s always best to rule out a medical issue.