Can you "jump"? Can you perform "lunges"? Can you do "squats"? The reason I ask is because, these 3 movements are widely acknowledged as being excellent all-body exercises.
If you agree, now, if I was take slow motion video of you walking from your car to the Walmart front entrance, would you be surprised to learn that you perform "mini-jumps", "mini-lunges" and "mini-squats" with every step?
In other words, is "video" what it's going to take to convince you what every dr, the world over, has been instructing their patients for the last hundred years?
Walking is the best exercise. Walking with company is the very best.View Thread
There's a general rule of thumb: If you're experiencing severe pain, chronic headache, high fever, infection/inflammation or any kind of bleeding, go see a doctor, asap, because those 5 things are not normal...in other words, something is very wrong! The strep throat and fever associated with that kind of infection is pretty common among college aged students because of their insane schedule, chronic sleep deprivation, drug / alcohol induced stupor, non-stop consumption of Top Ramen and utter disregard of reasonable sanitation practices. My concern would be dependent on how well your daughter is receptive to reason. Is she capable of taking better care of herself to allow her body to strengthen and heal. Of course, if her elevated heart rate was the result of alcohol and/or narcotics, that's whole nuther issue, entirely. The ER test results should provide considerable insight on what was going on. If I was her dad, I'd demand to see a copy of the labs and notes and get some peace of mind. My youngest just completed her grad work 2 years ago and is working full time, now. I'm so grateful she made it thru college in one piece. University has become an incredibly stressful time for parents, now. It's unfair, yes, but it is what it is. View Thread
People "exercise" because it prevents disease, makes you look & feel better and promotes beauty and slows aging. If you don't value any of these goals, why force yourself?
I "hate" buying lotto tickets; I feel like a jackass waiting in a line to buy them. What do I do when the jackpot reaches $500 million? Want to take a guess?
Now, I can easily change the way I feel about buying lotto tickets buy changing my perspective about the process. I can do this because I'm flexible, plus, I find that making changes open up new opportunities to improve my lot in life. In other words, taking on new challenges and trying new things are empowering...
I feel this way, in large part, because I exercise. Forcing yourself to do anything you "hate" is dumb, imo.View Thread
Your body requires many things in order for a successful return to improved health. Two of the most important: Plenty of oxygen & improved blood circulation. This is why exercise is always advised in the treatment of both weight loss and depression/mental health disorders. Exercise helps repair the body by stimulating new tissue growth. Finally, when you move, you are "exercising". You move throughout the day and, not once, have you ever thought, "Gee...I'm exercising." Just move, more. It's no big thang.View Thread
Many people have asked the question, "What's the best exercise?"
My answer is: Any exercise that you can do while maintaining good posture.
Good Posture is when your ears, shoulders, elbows, hips, knees and ankles are stacked in a straight line. The best way to remind yourself of good posture: Chin up, shoulders back, chest out. This position is very relaxing and causes no strain on your spine since your weight is evenly supported, top to bottom.
Being overweight ruins good posture because a big belly will shift your lower spine out of good alignment in order to support the extra belly weight. Long term, this misalignment will eventually cause lower back pain. Low back pain is number 1 cause of disability, worldwide. Misalignment due to poor posture is the primary cause of hip and knee replacement surgery in the US. Poor posture and obesity is costing trillions of dollars in GNP loss, worldwide.
The breathing muscle, the diaphragm, is the largest muscle in the human body. On average, it pumps over 20,000 times a day which is the approximate number of breaths taken by an adult. The diaphragm is not suitably designed to accommodate poor posture so when people sit hunched at a computer or viewing a cell phone throughout the day or sprawled on a sofa while watching TV, the efficiency of each breath taken is greatly compromised. The effect of poor posture on proper breathing is enormous; You may only receive 50% of the amount of oxygen from each breath. Impaired breathing due to poor posture makes it easy to understand why people can be so fatigued and have no energy at the end of the day.
I sleep on the ground, on my back, to maintain straight alignment even while sleeping. Soft mattresses allow the spine to curve which, in turn, restricts efficient breathing. Poor posture while sleeping coupled with obesity is a recipe for one of the most serious and destructive health conditions: Sleep Apnea
The goal to lose weight is just about every adult's wish at some point in their life. The first step to losing weight is neither diet or exercise, imo. The first and most important step is maintaining good posture. Good health cannot be accomplished while having poor posture. It's just that critical.View Thread
Plantar Faciitis. Crappy shoes with poor heel support can cause it. Hiking over rocks carrying a heavy backpack can easily cause it. Thorough stretching out the foot muscles before rolling out of bed in the morning helps a lot. Surgery required for only the worst cases. Ask to see a podiatrist to assess the severity of your condition.View Thread