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Dear walkers,  a Saturday morning poem…

homage to my hips

BY LUCILLE CLIFTON

these hips are big hips
they need space to
move around in.
they don’t fit into little
petty places. these hips
are free hips.
they don’t like to be held back.
these hips have never been enslaved,
they go where they want to go
they do what they want to do.
these hips are mighty hips.
these hips are magic hips.
i have known them
to put a spell on a man and
spin him like a top!

 

 Wow! While this poem certainly begs a certain ’embracement of femininity’; men can also be reminded that hips can and should be honored and celebrated each day of life.
bones hip | from our library related to the Hip Anatomy Anatomy Of The Hip ...

The hip joint is one of the most remarkable joints in the human body. Allowing us to walk, run, and jump, it bears our body’s weight, and the force of the strong muscles of the hip and leg. As one of our most flexible joints, the hip joint permits a greater range of motion than all other joints in the body except for the shoulder.

Walking is good for hip health.       

A brisk walk can reduce the hip fracture risk in older men by 43% – 62%. A fast paced, long duration walk can slow down the bone degeneration of osteoporosis in women. Bones respond to pressure by building more bone. The best news is for adolescents – the body accumulates bone mass rapidly at this time of life, so running a 10-minute mile or doing box jumps from a box at least 15 inches high will increase your bone mass, now and in the future.

It doesn’t matter if your hips are original equipment or a new and improved “bionic” version, walking improves balance and mobility. We know these are skills which promote independence and freedom thru all stages of life.

So let’s get out there, “get hip” with our friends, relatives and neighbors and “pound the ground” because…

Love this quote!!!
 hip tat on a hip cat!
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