September 18, 2012 The Asset Queen

Dear University of Florida…

Dear University of Florida,

I am a Gator's wife. I willingly put up with statues of Gators all over our house:

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Our furniture is decorated with Gators collected over the years by my Gator husband, Jeffrey:

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Gator helmets are everywhere:

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Dead Gator carcasses line our bookshelves:

 
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Our family photo albums are filled with pictures of Jeff wearing his beloved Gators apparel all over the world. Here we are in Turkey:

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And in England a few months ago:

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I have no problem with this. It’s part of being a Gator's wife. (I think it was in our marriage vows.)

I do, however, have a big problem with this:

University of Florida’s Institute on Aging receives a $64 million grant to study if physical activity helps seniors be more mobile!

Are you kidding me?

To spend $64 million on a study is crazy -– and we already know the answer just by watching the seniors at Club Health at Century Village!

"The five-year grant will fund studies to better understand the biological and behavioral processes that lead to physical disability in older adults and help them prevent it."

Really? You need 5 years to tell you that? Just come to one of my classes and you’ll know in an hour…or just read my book, Move Your Assets: From the chair not the bank! (okay, so it’s not out yet, but it will be)….or just talk to Dick and Dottie. They move their assets with me and are in their mid 70s!

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But wait, there's more!

"[The study] explores whether physical activity helps seniors be more mobile as they age."

What? You mean some people think it’s better for seniors to sit on their assets all day?

"Already researchers at the Institute have found that higher levels of physical activity are associated with greater longevity, better mood and improved strength among older adults, said Dr. Marco Pahor, principal investigator and director of the UF Institute on Aging."

Duh! How much did you pay to find that out? You could have saved a lot of money by hiring me.

Next time just call me, okay? I’ll tell you what you need to know for a mere million.

Love,
Bethy

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