Wednesday, July 30, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

76-year-old keeps fit walking daily

By
From page A2 | February 03, 2012 |

SLIM AND TRIM — Robert Pastorello walks on the El Dorado Trail near Schnell School Road. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

SLIM AND TRIM — Robert Pastorello walks on the El Dorado Trail near Schnell School Road Friday morning. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

Want to lose 52 pounds? Walk it off

That would be Bob Pastorello’s advice anyway.

Why sit around when there are so many great walking trails in Placerville and a chance to burn up all those extra pounds packed on over the holidays?

Bob, a fit 76-year-old, keeps a close tab on how many miles he walks every year.

Last year he walked a total of 1,332 miles; in 2010 it was 1,100 miles; in 2009 it was 880 miles; and in 2008 it was 560 miles. Last year’s total had him burn up 181,669 calories or the equivalent of almost 52 pounds.

Bob racked up all those miles by making it a habit to walk every day for an hour. He also plays golf once a week and when the weather is bad he works out on the treadmill. But he’d rather be outside.

Bob said he and his wife Karolyn have always tried to live a healthy lifestyle. On a regular basis she, or occasionally his brother-in-law, joins him for a walk. Bob and his wife also avoid fast foods and eat lots of vegetables. “But we do enjoy our cocktails,” he said.

Bob got started on his walking regimen after his daughter Dara gave him an iPod and downloaded a ton of music on it. “That made it pleasant to walk”  he said. Then his niece gave him a Nike Plus. Now he has an iPhone to keep track of his miles. “All this technology helps me be more consistent because I track every mile I walk,” he said.

Originally from Chicago, Bob and his wife have lived in Placerville since 1981. They also have two daughters. One lives in Manteca and the other in Lodi.

Bob said everyone should walk regularly. “No matter your age, anyone can take to the trails for 30 to 60 minutes a day.” He didn’t start walking at such a pace until he was 73. “But you can work up to it by just walking a half hour a day. I used to run, but walking is just as good.”

“Just get out and walk” he said. “It doesn’t really cost anything. I’m so pleased to live in Placerville. We used to live in San Jose and when you’d go out for a walk you had to deal with the car fumes. In Placerville the paths are very accessible and there are no fumes.”

And besides, think of all that weight you can walk off.

Comments

comments

.

News

District 2 candidate statements tell of goals

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1

 
Sand Fire nears containment: 66 structures destroyed

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Quarter-acre fire in Kelsey

By Rebecca Murphy | From Page: A3

Schedule for Highway 50 blasting closures

By News Release | From Page: A3

 
Tails wagging over dog park approval

By Julie Samrick | From Page: A3

.

Opinion

My Turn: Privatization of public services

By Mark Belden | From Page: A4

 
Policy book

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
.

Letters

District 2 supervisorial special election

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 4 Comments

 
GDPUD management report

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Piano replaced

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Comments sign-in policy

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

Save the Guinea Worm

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
Large bangs

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 2 Comments

Private property gets no respect

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 2 Comments

 
.

Sports

Ex-Bruin lends a helping hand

By Steven Shaff | From Page: A8 | Gallery

 
Sierra Sharks finish middle of the pack

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A8

Roundup: July 29, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A8

 
Taz pull through for SSL trophy

By Patty Pope | From Page: A8

.

Prospecting

Nuns discover a pleasant place

By Lexi Boeger | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Bargains can be found everywhere

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

At a glance: Game time

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

 
Barbecue dinner to benefit Blue Star Moms

By Mount Aukum Winery | From Page: B2

Stagecoach story takes riders on a trip

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: B3

 
Help needed to make cool ties

By Sew 4 | From Page: B3

Stroke and osteoporosis screenings planned

By Life Line Screening | From Page: B3

 
Master Food Preservers: Tomato time

By Monique Wilber | From Page: B4

 
Gold Rush Days activities cancelled this year

By Sacramento Convention And Visitors Center | From Page: B4

Build an author platform at the Library

By El Dorado | From Page: B5

 
Sacramento area museums offer summer fun

By Sacramento Association Of Museums | From Page: B5

.

Essentials

Weather stats 7-29-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
Building permits 6/2-6/2014

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2Comments are off for this post

Crime Log: July 17

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

Wallace Murrel Thomas

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Merlyn Wilbur Adams

By Contributor | From Page: A2

.

Real Estate

.

Comics

.

Women’s Health

Love the skin you’re in

By Noel Stack | From Page: WH4

Dump stress and improve your health, productivity

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: WH7Comments are off for this post

Women’s Health Expo

By Marshall Medical | From Page: WH8

Find the confidence you need to fight back

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: WH12

Our choices directly affect our health

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: WH14

They’re NOT your mother’s hearing devices!

By Marshall Medical | From Page: WH17