Following the advice from lotoloose I started using wrist weights on my daily walk to add a bit of upper body work, and it is working well. However the natives in my portuguese village veiw exercise with suspision, and have no idea about weights. Last week I passed them on their way to church and offered my usual cheery Bon dias, by the time they came out of church the news had gone round that I had fallen on one of my walks and broken both wrists, confirming their opinion that walking was indeed bad for your health. I have spent the whole week trying to explain but they now think I am just plain gone in the head!
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