As we grow older, with each season comes the end and the beginning of weather-related activities like skiing in winter or biking in spring or summer, each time we have to get back into a physically demanding or courage-oriented sport, there always seem to be a reluctance or at the very least, a hesitation to getting back into that activity.
We literally need to push ourselves, take the plunge if you like, or else resuming gets postponed or simply won’t happen.
How can we explain this? In my opinion, the aging body knows better, appreciates the quality of its remaining assets, and wants us to adopt a self-protective approach to anything that could harm us.
In a way, it’s a form of survival instinct, exactly like when we were 17 years old, we never thought twice before jumping a 6 ft height. But today, these reckless moves are automatically and systematically inhibited and that’s often a godsend.
In the case of risky favorite sports or hobbies, it simply serves as a warning call or at least a wise offer to consider a much safer or preserving alternative. Just pay attention to it and proceed slowly at first and everything should go just fine...