Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Valetudinarian

A valetudinarian is a person who pays excessive attention to preserving their health. Did you know that? Do you know such a person?

Maybe anything that we can do to stay healthy is simply common sense. I think it is, but then I consider eating and drinking things I enjoy and lounging on the sofa reading to be healthy activities.

Here's The Sphere getting into shape. He's doing really well, he used to look like a beach ball ...

20 comments:

Wendy's Writing said...

Well done sphere. You're almost a ping pong ball.

Heather Holden said...

I do know people like that, but never knew "valetudinarian" was the word for them. Once again, you've expanded my vocabulary!

Anonymous said...

Think I'm an anti-valetudinarian :)

L said...

Sphere has just reminded me that I bought a small Pilates ball some time ago, hid it from the grandkids and forgot about it. Thanks Sphere.

Michael Di Gesu said...

I was like that, but got knocked down by a cyclist a few weeks ago, so I can't work out with a broken wrist... bummer big time. Hopefully only three more weeks in this cast and I get get back to my insane work out schedule.... LOL.

Love the pic!

Suzanne Furness said...

It is always so much harder to eat healthy when the weather gets cooler and the nights draw in. Sphere may be putting me to shame!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I pay attention but not to excess...

Anonymous said...

I liked sphere all big and cuddly, he's disappearing....

Patsy said...

He is, Wendy ... if you look at him from far enough away.

Patsy said...

I know a couple, Heather. It doesn't seem to be doing them that much good.

Patsy said...

It might be the best way, Marion. I'm not sure worrying and fretting are healthy.

Patsy said...

Hope you're now balancing on it, L (or doing whatever it is you're supposed to do with them)

Patsy said...

Ouch, Michael. Hope it heals up fully and speedily.

TracyFells said...

A new word for me, thanks! Nice to see the Sphere working out. And yes I'll definitely be entering the Commonwealth Short Story comp (again!). Cheers, Patsy :)

Patsy said...

Dark nights do increase the need for treacle pudding and the like, Suzanne.

Patsy said...

Very sensible, Alex.

Patsy said...

Don't worry, Suzy he'll always be around. (see what I did there?)

Patsy said...

I'll be giving it a go too, Tracy. Good luck to both of us.

Misha Gericke said...

Nope. I'm having a pretty tough time just improving my health by a reasonable amount. ;-)

Patsy said...

Reasonable is better than excessive, Misha (unless we're talking quantities of chocolate, obviously)