Skeletons Benefit from Exercise!

Halloween parties have replaced trudging streets, ringing doorbells and yelling “trick or treat.” Still, fun times and tons of stories delight young and old:

OHI exerciser Marie remembers one particular party: “I went dressed as a fortune teller and sat at a table with my crystal ball and deck of cards. One party goer came over and asked what his future held. I peered into the ball, turned over three cards, looked at him and said, “You’ll get drunk and have a good time. He came back an hour later, slurred ‘you’re the real deal,’ and promptly fell over my table.”

She “knew” the future of that reveler, but could she see fortunes of others? “Yes,” she replied. “I can see lifestyles of overeating and under exercising may lead to good times…for short times. Long term, it’s moderate eating and exercising that create a healthy and happy life. She should know, this regular exerciser has fun in life without gorging on food or drink.

Her husband Rick laughed as he told about the Halloween he most fondly remembers: “A week before Halloween, I stuffed my clothes to make a scarecrow and sat it on a bench in our front yard. On Halloween I traded clothes and places with the scare crow and came to life as little kids approached our house. The big kids laughed, the little ones cried, the parents got mad and my wife made me promise to ‘never do a stupid thing like that again’.”

Halloween begins the holiday season, which often means added calories which could lead to unwanted pounds and tight clothes. Both Marie and Rick turn to OHI classes for their holiday balancing secret. Exercise not only burns candy calories but also boosts metabolism for hours after consuming. Added benefit: physical exercise helps fight holiday doldrums. Zoom Number: 967 9942 2442 passcode 573596

An invitation waits for you, but be wise. Before you don (appropriate) shoes and clothes, please check with health professional if you’ve not been in a class for a while.

Meanwhile, spend some Halloween time pondering ghosts, witches and zombies:
Why do ghosts go on diets? To keep their ghoulish figures.
Why did the ghost go into the bar? For the Boos.
What’s a ghost’s favorite dessert? I-Scream!
What was the witch’s favorite subject in school? Spelling.
What do you call two witches who live together? Broom-mates!
Why did the zombie become a mortician? To put food on the table.
What brand of shampoo do zombies use? Head and Shoulders.

And finally you can participate in Halloween by reading the world’s shortest horror story, written by Frederic Brown and published in 1948 and has two sentences: “The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door …”

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