Lots of folks are experiencing new beginnings right now as the new year commences. Exercise programs are high on the list of resolutions, particularly after some festive over indulgence in the past month. Medical News Today offered the following explanation of that pain you have in your freshly exercised muscles.
Whether you are cramming in some last-minute exercise before the holidays or trying a new workout, beware of aching muscles. But why does your body feel so sore, and what can you do to speed up recovery?
Have you decided to make a start on your New Year’s resolution and take up exercise now? Or maybe you’re looking at stepping up your usual routine as a result of the inevitable excesses of the holidays? The chances are that your muscles will pay the price.
Starting within a day of your exercise session, your muscles begin to seize up, and you feel more and more uncomfortable. For the next couple of days, you move like a robot, find it hard to dress yourself, and the simple act of walking down a set of stairs will see you groaning in agony.
Whether you have recently taken up exercise or simply pushed your limits, you may well be familiar with this sequence of events. Continue reading
I am pretty much a believer that the words, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help,” are contradictory. However, every once in a while when it comes to the subject of health, government agencies can prove helpful. I think one of the keys to living a long and healthy life is to exercise regularly.
Following are suggestions from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases NIDDK).
This is me riding my bike, an exercise that I love. If you find one you will look forward to doing it and very likely continue.
I thought this survey of Fitbit users from last year was a good place to start. I have never used a Fitbit, but I love my Apple Watch and recommend using a wearable to help you focus on your health daily. I like that 79% said their Fitbit tracker helped them to reach their daily step goal. Check it out.
Couldn’t resist a chance to run this picture of a bike – parked and ready to ride.
As you can see on my Apple Watch face the top ring shows how many calories I have burned, the yellow ring how many minutes I exercised and the green ring how many times I have stood up from sitting. The rings fill in throughout the day as I complete my exercise.
I hope you and your loved ones have your best year ever in 2017!
There are a lot of good suggestions here. No surprises, just clear thinking that can make your life go smoother in the coming year.
As we prepare to leave the old year behind us and greet the New Year, I would like to propose the following health related resolutions:
- If you smoke – quit.
- If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation and do not drink and drive.
- Develop a routine exercise program and stick with it.
- Improve your diet – increase fruits and vegetables and decrease fats and carbohydrates.
- Buckle up every time you enter your car.
- Don’t talk on your cell phone while driving – not only very dangerous, but now also illegal.
- Don’t climb ladders alone, have someone with you, (personal experience speaking).
- Get regular dental checkups and eye exams.
- If you are overweight try to lose weight, but if you can’t at least remain physically fit.
- Use sun screen when outside during the sunny months.
- Routinely exam your skin for any unusual changes.
- Keep your immunizations up to date including…
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