Fitness: Tips for “Leaner” Muscles

Starting Out

9 Weight Training Tips | Female Bodybuilding

This Is How Many Reps You Should Be Doing If You’re Looking to Get Lean Author picture of Tamara Pridgett March 26, 2018 by Tamara Pridgett
“..Mitchell advises splitting your workouts up into heavy, medium, and light days. Her reasoning — “Muscle confusion is everything. The body never hits a plateau when we constantly switch up the weight and rep schemes.” Here’s a sample of what your programming should look like:

Heavy weight day: Do three sets, decreasing the amount of reps in each set. Start with 10 reps, decrease to eight reps in your second set, and your final set should be only six reps. Be sure to take one and a half to two minutes rest in between each set.
Medium weight day: Do three sets of 12 reps, taking 45 seconds to one minute of rest between sets.
Light weight day: Do three sets of 15 reps with 45 seconds to one minute of rest in between each set.
..”

HOW TO WRITE A WORKOUT PROGRAM – made easy!

Sal: I personally workout 5-6 days a week (sample below)
M-Upper Body: Arms & Biceps
T-Lower Body: Legs & Cardio
W-Upper Body: Triceps & Back
Th- Lower Body: Legs & Cardio
F-Upper body: Chest
Sa-Abodominals (shoulders or other muscles I haven’t been able to workout earlier in the week)
*Note: I do various abdominal workouts daily!

30-Minute Strength Training for Women | Home Workout for All Levels

How Many Reps,Sets and Rest Should You Do To Build Lean Muscle

5 sets 10-12 reps, 20 second break

How many sets and reps to build muscle | for size, mass, strength

3-5 sets 6-10 reps

Upper Body

Misc.

LEAN UPPER BODY WORKOUT FOR WOMEN – YouTube

Tank Top Arms Workout – Shoulders, Arms & Upper Back … – YouTube

Any other suggestions?

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Health: Tips to “fight” Inflammation

CAUSES

6 Surprising Causes Of Inflammation—And What You Can Do About It By Sarah Klein May 14, 2015 prevention.com
“..

The last time you were bitten by a mosquito or stubbed your toe, you likely noticed some redness and swelling, plus maybe a little heat and itchiness. Those are all classic signs of inflammation, a part of your body’s natural response to infections and injuries. Thankfully, acute inflammation like this usually only lasts a few hours or a couple days…

But there are some lesser-known contributors to chronic inflammation, too—and you can do something about them. Below, 6 surprising causes, and how to reverse the effects.

1. Your extra pounds..

4. Your gut bacteria
A whopping 70% of your immune cells reside in your intestines, ..

5. Your evening nightcap
As alcohol is broken down inside your body, it produces toxic by-products that promote inflammation, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. …

What Causes Inflammation In The Body – YouTube

Leading Causes of Inflammation and Digestive Health Issues – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44XRiB6LYEo
BetterDigestion.org
“..Published on Feb 21, 2014

We often hear how crucial omega is to our health, it is essential to comprehend that OMEGA 3 is vital for boosting wellness and lowering inflammation. Several folks do not know that Omega 6, usually discovered in food preparation oils is superior in linoleic acid and actually adds to persistent inflammation and wellness problems. The excellent proportion of Omega 6 to Omega 3 is 1:1, unfortunately, the ordinary person consumes a diet with a provision of 20:1.

Refined foods, basic carbs and sweets additionally contribute to inflammation in the physical body, mainly with quickly enhancing blood sugar levels, which boosts blood insulin degrees – which increases the inflammatory feedback throughout the physical body.

Various other Reasons for Inflammation

Along with a bad diet regimen, various other environmental factors, like bodily and emotional anxiety and exposure to poisons, chemicals and chemicals in meals contribute to chronic inflammation. Stress, whether bodily or psychological, lead to a boost in release of the bodily hormone cortisol. Improved cortisol degrees are linked with increased insulin levels, reduced metabolic rate, enhanced weight gain, and enhanced acidity in the blood.

Chemicals, toxins, and pesticides discovered in the foods we consume, the air we breath, and in the processed products found worldwide around us likewise add to persistent inflammation. Direct exposure to chemicals in cleaning products, pesticides on vegetables and fruits, bodily hormones in meats, and heavy metals in water – also in reduced amounts – add to persistent inflammation and wellness concerns.

Anti Inflammation Diet regimen Foods

While it could appear that we are combating a losing battle versus the contributors to inflammation, there are many steps you can require to decrease the inflammation in your physical body. The most crucial step is to pay very close attention to your diet plan. The food you eat had a direct and prompt effect on the levels of inflammation in your physical body. Of specific importance is the Glycemic Index of the foods you eat; meals with a higher glycemic index (think sweet, white, refined meals) right away improve your blood sugar levels and should be stayed away from. Replace these junk foods with entire grains, sweet potatoes, steel cut oats and fresh, organic fruits and vegetables.

Furthermore, improve the amount of Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet plan. This can be done by consuming wild, cold water fish, chia seeds, avocados, and cold-press extra-virgin olive oil. In addition, want to nutritional supplement with an anti – inflamed fish oil or krill oil supplement rich in EPA and DHA, crucial components of Omega 3.
..”

PREVENTION

10 Top Foods That Prevent Inflammation in Your Body bodyecology.com
“..Foods That Fight Inflammation the Natural Way

You can help your body fight inflammation by reducing stress, eliminating sugar and processed foods, and getting enough sunshine. Diet is a key part of your inflammation-fighting plan, and some foods have amazing anti-inflammatory properties.

Here are 10 excellent inflammation-fighting foods and ways to incorporate them into your lifestyle:1
1.Fermented foods and liquids like Dong Quai, InnergyBiotic, Passion Fruit
..”

How to Naturally Reduce Inflammation – YouTube

“Published on Jun 8, 2015

Dr. Michael Roizen explains what inflammation is, what causes it and the problems that can follow with prolonged inflammation. He also gives us some tips to reduce inflammation in our body and reduce the health risks associated with inflammation.
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How to Reduce Inflammation, Stress, and Increase Strength – YouTube

Treatment

10 Keys to Relieve Pain and Inflammation

20 Powerful Natural Remedies for Healing and Eliminating Inflammation and Pain BY DR. MARK WILEY .consciouslifestylemag.com

“…
8. Fish Oil / Omega-3 Fatty Acids

The omega-3 fatty acids found in abundance in fish oil derived from cod, trout, herring, salmon and other coldwater fish are proven natural remedies to reduce inflammation. Research from Cardiff University in Great Britain found that cod liver oil not only relieves pain, but also stops and even reverses the damage caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Omega-3s help morning stiffness, regenerate joint tissue and have been shown to also aid in autoimmune disease like RA, lupus and psoriasis.
..”

Foods

Top 15 Anti-Inflammatory Foods draxe.com
“..By adding in the anti-inflammatory foods that fight inflammation and restore health at a cellular level, you can begin to repair the body without any drastic changes. Once you find foods that heal your body and satisfy your palate, you can remove the inflammation-causing offenders without feeling deprived. Let’s take a look at 15 of the best anti-inflammatory foods you can add to your diet…

1. Green Leafy Vegetables

The produce drawer is the first spot in your refrigerator or pantry to fill when fighting inflammation. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants that restore cellular health, as well as anti-inflammatory flavonoids. If you struggle to consume added portions of green leafy vegetables, try this delicious anti-inflammatory juice that incorporates greens alongside some of the strongest anti-inflammatory foods in the list.

Swiss chard nutrition, for example, is extremely high in the antioxidants vitamin A and C, as well as vitamin K, which can protect your brain against oxidative stress caused by free radical damage. Eating chard can also protect you against the common vitamin K deficiency.

7. Pineapple

Usually, when it’s packaged in supplement form, quercetin is often paired with bromelain, a digestive enzyme that’s one of the benefits of pineapple. After being used for years as part of an anti-inflammatory foods protocol, bromelain is observed to have immune-modulating abilities — that is, it helps regulate the immune response that so often creates unwanted and unnecessary inflammation. (11)
..

14. Turmeric

Turmeric’s primary compound, curcumin, is its active anti-inflammatory component. Documented for its affects against inflammation in numerous circumstances, turmeric health benefits prove invaluable in an anti-inflammatory diet. (21)
…”

Dozier on eating healthy 03/23/18 | 04:07 mlb.com

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Fitness: Sport-Gymnastics Training Tips

Specific Muscle Exercises

Ankle

Ankle training for gymnasts

25 exercises for gymnastics ankle part 1

24 foot and ankle strengthening exercises

-Injuries Rehab

Ankle Balance and Rehab for Gymnasts

How Should A Gymnast Care for An Ankle Injury, The First 72 Hours

Foot: Skin Care & Therapy Exercises

*see Fitness: Various Feet Exercises goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

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Fitness & Health: Tips for Sedentary Occupations or Lifestyle Overall

sed-en-tar-y dictionary.com
“… [sed-n-ter-ee] adjective 1. characterized by or requiring a sitting posture: ..”

What Jobs Have the Most Sedentary Lifestyle? by Stephen Bush work.chron.com
“..If you are looking for a job that involves a moderate amount of physical activity, you might be surprised to learn that 80 percent of contemporary jobs are sedentary or involve only light activity. As a striking testament to changing work trends during the last 50 years, the total of jobs involving at least moderate physical activity has dipped from 50 percent in 1960 to 20 percent today. This is a practical problem for many workers, because too much sitting can lead to health problems..”

What Is A Sedentary Occupation? – YouTube

Problems

Consequences of Office Chair Sitting(3): Tight Hamstrings, Iliopsoas Trigger Points, Erector Spinae Muscle Fatigue. easyvigour.net.nz
“..When you sit in a standard chair, some important postural control muscles are inactivated, while others are being asked to work overtime. This article discusses the link between lower back pain and the following muscle problems:- ..”

-Computer Usage

Workplace myth? October 1, 2011 Lauretta Claussen safetyandhealthmagazine.com
Carpal tunnel syndrome from computer use unlikely, experts claim
“..Repetitive manual work tasks requiring a forceful grip and use of vibrating tools can damage the median nerve in the arm, contributing to CTS. However, that same study also found keyboard work did not raise the risk of CTS. ..”

-Smart Phone Usage

Can Smartphone Use Bring on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? By Alan Mozes
HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) consumer.healthday.com
Maybe, especially for folks who spend more than 5 hours..
“..People who spend lots of time on their smartphones may be scrolling, tapping and swiping their way to carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful wrist and hand disorder.

A small study found a link between extended use of smartphones and other hand-held electronic devices and a greater likelihood for experiencing the telltale wrist and hand pain of the syndrome…”

Carpal tunnel syndrome and mobile phones / cell phones – YouTube

Upper Body

Slouching causes sharp pain in chest straitstimes.com
“..A The chest pain you have is probably a result of the way you sit, especially for prolonged periods of time, rather than a serious heart condition.

Your symptoms do not fit into any of the serious cardiovascular conditions that has chest pain as a symptom…”

Treatments

How to Get Rid of Carpal Tunnel in 24 Hours
https://youtu.be/LTKyioqoZVM
*see Medical: What are parts of the Skeletal System?

Sitting at a Computer CauseS UPPER Back Pain – What Can You Do About ‘Computer Back’? simplebackpain.com

The 10 Best Exercises To Do At Your Desk Jacquelyn Smith , Forbes Staff Feb 6, 2013 @ 10:45 AM 940,388 forbes.com
“..Here’s something you can do about it.

In Pictures: The 10 Best Exercises To Do At Your Desk

Exercise is simply the act of keeping your body busy, using your muscles and bones while your heart keeps pumping. You may feel you have no time to do any such thing amid all the rapid-fire e-mails and six-person conference calls (and reading Web articles like this one). You’re not alone…”

Stretching Pec Major and Pec Minor with Kari Napoli

Arm Exercises With Weights While Sitting at Your Desk : Useful …

Chair Exercises – Workout in your Office/ sitting at your desk / table …

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Health & Fitness: Tips for Pregnant Women

Nutrition

*see Health: Nutrition-Foods to Know About goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

The Best Foods To Eat At Every Stage Of Pregnancy And Post Birth
Section: Healthy Eating Tips & Advice
“..Instead of lurching from saintly food habits to a chocolate binge, tailor your diet to each stage of your nine months. Say hello to your new eating rules

Research suggests half of British women are confused by the food advice given during pregnancy. We’re supposed to eat healthily, but what and when? The latest approach is to tailor your diet to support your baby’s development at each stage of pregnancy. And, as it’s what your body needs, it suits your cravings, too. Bring it on.
Stage 1: The Early Weeks

Before you conceive and during the first month of pregnancy, you’re laying down nutritional reserves to benefit your baby. So, what should you stockpile? ..”

15 Pregnancy Power Foods By Sally Kuzemchak from Parents Magazine parents.com
These healthy choices have the nutrients that you and your growing baby need.
“.. Fortified Breakfast Cereal

You knew folate was important before conception and during your first few weeks of pregnancy, but your needs for the B vitamin stay high the whole nine months. Experts advise getting 400 micrograms per day through vitamin supplements or fortified foods (breakfast cereal is an easy way to do it, since many brands contain 400 micrograms per bowl), and another 200 micrograms through foods that are naturally high in folate, such as asparagus and black-eyed peas…”

Nutrition During Pregnancy: 10 Do’s and Don’ts By Suzanne Schlosberg fitpregnancy.com
Healthy prenatal eating isn’t just about avoiding—it’s about choosing wisely.
“…1. DO LOAD UP ON THE “BIG 5” NUTRIENTS: FOLATE, CALCIUM, IRON, ZINC AND FIBER

Before conception and in the first six weeks of pregnancy, no nutrient is more vital than folate (the synthetic form is folic acid). This B vitamin can reduce the risk of neural-tube defects, such as spina bifida, by a whopping 70 percent…

3. DO LIMIT YOUR EXPOSURE TO PESTICIDES BY CHOOSING ORGANIC AND LOCALLY GROWN FOODS WHEN POSSIBLE

“The developing immune system is so much more sensitive than the adult’s,” says Rodney Dietert, Ph.D., professor of immunotoxicology at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, whose research has linked prenatal pesticide exposure to later- in-life immune dysfunctions…”

Iron and Pregnancy: Why You Need It, How Much, and How to Get It By Paige Fowler parents.com

Iron is a crucial mineral needed during pregnancy. Here’s why and how to get enough for you and your developing baby.
“..Why You Need Iron

First, some basics: Your body uses iron to make hemoglobin, a substance in red blood cells that transports oxygen throughout your body. During pregnancy, your body supplies blood and oxygen to your baby, so the demand for iron goes up to keep up with the increase in blood supply. In fact, you need about twice the amount of iron—27 mg per day—than you do when you’re not pregnant.

In addition to taking a supplement, upping how much iron you’re getting in your diet will also make a difference. Not all iron-containing foods are created equal, however. There are two types of iron: heme and non-heme. Non-heme iron is mostly found in beans, vegetables, dried fruits, eggs, whole grains, and iron-fortified products; heme iron comes from animal sources, such as red meat, fish, and poultry. “Your body absorbs heme iron best, so it’s a good idea to especially focus on those foods to help keep your levels up during pregnancy,” Blake says. She recommends downing two servings of red meat per week during pregnancy…”

*see Health: Nutrition-Micronutrients Pt. 4~Vitamins=Trace Minerals goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

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Beauty Products
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Health: Beauty-Hair Washing Treatment Tips? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Fitness

12 Great Pregnancy Exercises fitpregnancy.com
Our favorite workouts will help you stay active and get ready for baby.

Exercising While Pregnant: How Much Is Too Much? By Jocelyn Voo fitnessmagazine.com
In the past six months, we’ve seen several pregnant women — including a ballerina, a CrossFitter and a marathon runner called out in the media for continuing their strenuous exercise regimens. So how much exercise is too much when you’re expecting?
” The Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy

There’s long been documentation that exercise during pregnancy has its benefits. Paul Sorace, MS, Fellow of the National Board of Fitness Examiners and a teacher at the American Fitness Professionals and Associates, lists the following:

Decreased risk of gestational diabetes & long-term obesity
Control of gestational diabetes
Improved energy levels
Improved posture Improved muscle tone, strength, endurance
Possible faster delivery
Enhanced recovery from childbirth
Reduced backaches
Reduced bloating and swelling

So the short answer is: yes, exercise during pregnancy is good. Which types and how strenuous they should be is the real question.
..”

7 Smart Ways to Exercise Safely During Pregnancy from American Baby parents.com
Working out is an important part of having a healthy pregnancy. Here, ob-gyn Elizabeth Pryor, MD, shares how to make sure you stay safe as you get active.
“..Don’t lie on your back

Avoid exercise that requires you to lie flat on your back — like crunches — after the first trimester. This can decrease blood flow to you and your baby…”

Top 6 Simple and Safe Exercises During Pregnancy
https://youtu.be/7lYEdye3f_s
Consumer Health Digest
“..Hello would be mom,
Congratulations on your pregnancy! Pregnancy doesn’t mean that now you can sit back and watch TV. Taking care in pregnancy is very much important but along with exercise. Here we have collected some simple and safe exercises for a healthy pregnancy.

1. Pelvic Stretches
This is considered as the best pregnancy exercise for normal and less painful delivery.

2. Swimming
Swimming helps to regulate heartbeat, strengthen your muscles, prevent muscle injury and keeps your body fit during pregnancy.

*see Health: Be more safe in Swimming Pools? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com
Sal: I personally don’t recommend this with the Chlorine, unless your swimming in “fresh” or “salt” water outdoors!

3. Squat
This is another helpful exercise that contracts and loosens your pelvic muscle during pregnancy to reduce the pain during delivery.

4. Walking
Walking is highly recommended during pregnancy as it prevents constipation, restlessness, and high blood pressure, so walk slowly at least 30 minutes daily.

5. Low-impact aerobics
Low-impact aerobic is very effective low-intensity workout which keeps your heart and lungs healthy in pregnancy

6. Yoga
Yoga is very useful for normal delivery and keeps your entire body fit and healthy during all the difficult days of pregnancy.

Regular exercise will keep you and your baby healthy and can make for an easier pregnancy and labor, and a timely recovery after delivery.

So have a happy pregnancy and Follow us on ConsumerHealthDigest.com..”

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Fitness: “Safety” & Best Tips (Properly) When Running, Jogging, and/or Walking Outdoors & Health & Fitness: Body, Mind, & Soul (Spirit) Exercises

Exercises To Do and Avoid During Pregnancy myvmc.com
“..Exercises to avoid during pregnancy

While frequent moderate intensity exercise is safe and recommended for pregnant women there are some sports that will increase the risks of injury, stress and other complications. Some activities will simply be too uncomfortable or tiring. It is important that women who are planning to exercise while they are pregnant are aware of what exercises they should avoid including:..

Exercises which involve lying on the stomach;..

Any activities that increase the risk of falls should be avoided in order to reduce the risk of injury to you and your foetus. This includes sports such as gymnastics, horseback riding and water skiing;..”

Postpartum -Post Pregnancy

5 Exercises for Your Post-Baby Belly By Teri Hanson fitpregnancy.com
Trim and tone your new-mom midsection with these crunch-free moves.
“..easy postnatal workout exclusively for Fit Pregnancy to tone the transverse—your deepest abdominal muscle—quickly. With your doctor’s OK, try the first move one week after delivery, eventually working up to all five moves, three to four times a week. Keep clicking to master the moves…”

Post Natal Beginners HIIT Training Workout: Moms into … – YouTube

30 Minute Post Natal Workout—-Burn Fat and Tone Up … – YouTube

Postnatal Core Workout for 6+ weeks Postpartum- includes – YouTube

Assessments
*see Fitness: Physiology of Exercise goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Body fat calculator Female: Suprailiac Skinfold – YouTube

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Fitness: “Safety” & Best Tips (Properly) When Running, Jogging, and/or Walking Outdoors

Top 5 Tips for Safe Spring Runs Locke Hughes shape.com

11 Tips for Staying Safe on the Roads By Jennifer Van Allen Thursday, April 25, 2013, 12:00 am runnersworld.com
Take these precautions to protect yourself when you’re walking and running outside.

Morning

10 Ways You Can Stay Safe When Out On Morning Runs By Mile Posts Published Sep. 5, 2014 Updated Dec. 7, 2016 womensrunning.competitor.com
“..I personally have had run-ins with crazy people in cars. I’ve had people swerve towards me while I was pushing my kids in the running stroller, and sadly I saw a woman who died from being hit and dragged by a trash truck not 15 feet from the front door of my townhouse. These incidents have kept me on my toes while running, so to say. I know that keeping myself safe is my priority. I can’t rely on others to see me or for people to act in a manner that they should.

Here are some of my tips for staying safe on early morning runs—though many of these tips work for other times as well!…”

Night

10 Safety Tips for Running in the Dark – Happy Fit Mama happyfitmama.com

Running at Night: 6 Safety Tips for Beginners – YouTube

Women

6 Running Safety Tips By Lauren Hargrave For Active.com
“..It’s summer. That means warmer weather, more daylight, people out and about enjoying the sunshine—it has to be safer to run outdoors, right? Wrong.

Generally speaking, yes, it is safer to run when it’s light out, as opposed to when it’s dark, but there’s something that happens to most of us during daylight—we feel invincible. And this is just as hazardous as running by ourselves at midnight on a poorly lit street…”

Jogging Trails: 7 Tips to Stay Safe – YouTube

Running Safety Tips from a Self-Defense Pro
Molly Hurford
by Molly Hurford February 9, 2017
“..Running in a constant state of fear is a bad thing, but being smarter about how we run — and being prepared for anything — might just save our lives. We asked Dan Gador, a Krav Maga instructor in Tel Aviv, Israel, for some tips on how you can take some elements of Krav Maga — a self-defense system developed for the Israel Defense Forces that combines several schools of martial arts — for some tips to use on your next run to help you feel, and be, as safe as possible.

1. KNOW YOUR ROUTE..”

Incidents

Video: A woman jogging in Bridgewater fought off a man attempting to assault and kidnap her By Dialynn Dwyer 9:05 AM .boston.com

A 57-year-old man is accused of sexually assaulting the woman as he tried to drag her to his car.
“..Bridgewater police said Gordon Lyons, 57, was arrested a short time after the alleged incident using a photo the victim took as he drove away to identify his car. He has been charged with kidnapping, indecent assault and battery on a person age 14 or older, and assault and battery. ..

The 37-year-old woman was jogging down the street when Lyons allegedly pulled his car over in front of her, got out of the car, and ran towards her, authorities said. He then grabbed both of her arms and sexually assaulted her as he tried to pull her towards his nearby car, according to police.

“The woman was able to scream and fight with Lyons, causing both of them to fall to the ground. Lyons then got up and ran back to his vehicle and fled the area,” police said in a statement…

The 37-year-old told The Brockton Enterprise she screamed and kicked at her attacker.

“I just knew that I needed to do whatever I needed to in order to be OK,” she told the newspaper. “I knew I needed to defend myself and be smart. I knew I needed to do something so this person wouldn’t just walk away.”..”

Massachusetts jogger fights off kidnapping attempt
https://youtu.be/_Rabh0yXHBc
ABC News
Published on Jun 19, 2018
The suspect, who was later arrested, tried to grab her and drag her to his car.

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Running

Proper Breathing While Running | How To

Running Tips : How to Control Breathing While Running
https://youtu.be/U5jTngZqrhI
*see Medical: How the Lungs (respiratory system) Function? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

How To Run Properly For Beginners – 5 Running Secrets

Joggers

Jogging For Beginners – Tips For Proper Technique

Walking

Safety and Walking Tips | Move It People moveitpeople.com

SURFACE AREA

Top 10 Running Surfaces Marc Bloom
By Marc Bloom Posted on June 1, 2002 runnersworld.co.uk
Not all running surfaces are created equal – we’ve rated the top 10, from asphalt to woodland
“..“In the summer, when I run mainly on grass, my whole body seems to relax,” said two-time world indoor champion Marcus O’Sullivan after winning a mile race. Concrete, he noticed, sent shock waves through his body and was a surefire route to long-term damage. There was only one way to sum it up: “I’m convinced that if you run on softer surfaces, your career will last longer.” ..”

“Hard”

Don’t run on hard surfaces
Posted at: Aug 2, 2015, 12:52 AM; last updated: Jul 29, 2015, 7:45 PM (IST) tribuneindia.com
Jog in parks or on grass as running on solid surfaces like concrete or on roads can give you knee problems
“..Hard surface runs can lead to inflammation like Achilles tendonitis,( a condition where the tendon that connects the heel bone to lower leg becomes inflamed, causing heel pain), inflammation of the tendons and muscles in the front and outside of the leg, the knees cap and the lower leg bone, or tibia. Sometimes repetitive impact also can lead to stress fractures in the small bones of the foot or ankle, which can ultimately result in breakage. Changing your running surface, “is much like increasing your mileage, changing your shoes or some other aspect of your training program.” Abrupt changes can be risky so notice your problems first before going on any coclusion…”

5. Synthetic Track
Nowadays, almost all British tracks are made of modern synthetic materials. While most people think of them purely as fast surfaces for fast runners, they’re more versatile than that.
Pros: Synthetic tracks provide a reasonably forgiving surface and, being exactly 400 metres around, make measuring distances and timing sessions easy.
Cons: With two long curves on every lap, ankles, knees and hips are put under more stress than usual. Longer runs also become very tedious.
Conclusion: Tracks are ideal for speedwork, but you have to be dedicated to use them for anything else.
Rating: 7…”

Sal: I personally prefer running on a “rubber” outdoor track…

…it’s easier on my knees and I don’t have to worry about the other “outdoor elements” (e.g. unexpected uneven surfaces, traffic, etc..)

Fitness: Cardio-Sprints w/HealthFitnessLifeGuy

Is running on concrete bad for your knees?

s Running on Pavement Risky? updated Jul 29, 2017
by Paul Ingraham, Vancouver, Canada bio painscience.com
Hard-surface running may be risk factor for running injuries like patellofemoral pain, IT band syndrome, shin splints, and plantar fasciitis

“…there’s a lot of research about impact, some of it concerning different surfaces, just a few of those specifically about the relationship between impact and injury. As of the end of 2016, there were only about 18 decent experiments, with too many differences between them to clearly interpret. A review of these by van der Worp et al concluded just a single thing with confidence: a history of stress fractures is associated with a higher impact forces in running gait.13..”

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The Best Running Surface for Your Knees outsideonline.com
Is running on hard surfaces really bad for your knees?
“…The bottom line: When it comes to injury, researchers currently believe no single surface is better than another. Concrete, for instance, is hard, but it’s typically consistent. Asphalt roads often are cambered for drainage, while the unpredictability of many grass and dirt surfaces can cause instant injuries. (Mickey Mantle famously injured his right knee during the 1951 World Series when he sprinted across a baseball field and caught his shoe on a sprinkler.) Your best bet for avoiding injuries, experts say: mix it up. Incorporate a variety of surfaces into your training, including grass, dirt, asphalt, concrete, and tracks…”

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Common Injuries

KNEE
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Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Syndrome) Treatment – YouTube

How To Fix Knee Pain – Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – YouTube

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Fitness: Exercise tips for Seniors

Exercise for Seniors healthline.com
‘…Walking for just five or 10 minutes at a time on several days each week, is a great way to begin. Once you can walk for 30 minutes at a time, you’ve built a solid foundation and are ready to add more challenging activities to your routine. Starting a basic strength routine while you begin your aerobic routine will help you build the strength you need to support your aerobic workouts.

The best aerobic activities for older adults to begin with are low-impact exercises, such as walking, cycling, swimming, and water aerobics. Other options include:”

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Coach Kozak’s 15 minute senior workout is great for senior strength and will get your heart rate up at the same time. The total body exercise for elderly doesn’t require any equipment, but you may choose to use some light weights or a couple water bottles. Senior exercises for elderly are low impact and safe on the joints. Visit http://hasfit.com for the seniors workouts instructions, more videos, free meal plans, and other health tips. http://hasfit.com for the best free workout and senior aerobic exercise routines for men and women at home or in gym. ..”

20 Min Chair Exercises Sitting Down Workout – Seated … – YouTube

FUN EXERCISES FOR SENIORS: WHAT YOU CAN DO WHILE WATCHING TV cedarsofchapelhill.com
“Fun Exercises for Seniors: What you can do while watching TV
Tired of exercise rudely interrupting your binge watching sessions of your favorite TV show? …

Seated Jumping-Jacks

While traditional jumping jacks are possible while watching TV, they can also be a bit hard on your joints. Instead, do a seated version by sitting on the edge of your chair and lifting your arms up and open wide while also spreading your legs apart. Do a set of 10 of these as quickly as possible, rest and repeat. This will keep your limbs moving and circulating.

Leg Extensions

To do a proper leg extension, simply sit in your chair, extend one leg out and flex your foot so only your heel touches the floor, then raise your leg as high as you can without rounding your back. Hold this for a count of three, lower your leg, repeat or alternate with your other leg.

Use Your Water Bottle

The most obvious use for a water bottle (other than drinking from it, of course) is using it as a hand weight, however it can also be used to strengthen your thighs. To do this, simply sit on your chair with your back straight and shoulders back. Plant your feet on the floor, with your ankles in line with your knees. Now, place a water bottle between your legs and squeeze your thighs around it 30 times. It may not sound like much at first, but when you try it you’ll feel how your thigh muscles will work during this.

Bonus: Do this while also doing the arm exercises listed below.

Elbow Curls

This exercise will help stretch your chest and shoulder muscles and help decrease upper back pain and stress. Simply place your hands on either side of your head with your elbows pointed out then bring your elbows together in front of your face then pull them back to the starting position, repeat up to 30 times.

Arm Circles

It doesn’t get much simpler than this, but if you haven’t exercised in a while, this could be a beneficial way to flex muscles you forgot you even had. For this, simply sit on the edge of your seat and extend your arms out at your side at shoulder height. Move your arms in small circles 20 times going forward and 20 times going back before resting.

Create a Routine Around the Program You’re Watching

A simple way to get yourself moving is to plan on moving around during the commercials (no fair DVRing something and fast forwarding the commercials!). Instead of using this time to grab a snack, stand up and march or walk in place.

You can also create a routine based on the individual show. For example, whenever a certain character comes on screen make sure you do at least one exercise from this list or even just simply stretch your arms above your head or stretch your legs out to keep your joints from stiffening.

Treadmill

Not the most creative exercise on this list, but it is effective and something most people can do no matter what their level of physical fitness is. If you can’t put a treadmill in front of your current television, consider getting a treadmill with a screen already attached. Yes, these exist now and are making it even harder for many people to make excuses for not working out.

Already have a treadmill and you’re not willing to take up living room space with it? Simple, get a TV for the room where you’re treadmill is. While no fitness trainer is likely to encourage you to get more televisions, if the options are not working out at all, or working out with a TV in your home gym, then this is clearly the better plan.

To find more exercise ideas for seniors, read our article Exercise for People Who Hate Exercise.

Looking for a retirement community where you can enjoy television and exercise in your own home while also having plenty of options for social and aerobic activities? The Cedars of Chapel Hill, North Carolina offers a fitness center complete with treadmills, indoor pool and, of course, television. Visit their website to learn about life at The Cedars.

Stronger Bones
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Osteoporosis Weight bearing exercises – YouTube

Exercise for Seniors : Strengthening Exercises for Osteoporosis …

Unbreakable: How Martial Artists Develop Stronger Bones
By Adam Sinicki on March 11, 2016 thebioneer.com

-Arthritis

Health: How to deal with arthritis as one ages? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Exercise for Arthritis & Aging : Hip & Knee Arthritis Exercises – YouTube

Exercise with Mary: Seated Exercises for Arthritis – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcGt3ys2wOA
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-Back
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Exercise for Seniors : Senior Citizen Back Strengthening … – YouTube

Equipment


Eva Medical Pedal Exerciser Chrome Frame (Fully Assembled Exercise Peddler, no tools required)
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BoneSmart Pilates AGING STRONG DVD Vol I with Enhanced Props Bundle – Newly Released! – Exercise to Build Bone, Avoid Injury, Age Strong by BoneSmart Pilates amazon.com

Balance Training
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12 Best Elderly Balance Exercises For Seniors to Help Prevent Falls eldergym.com
“…Most common reasons seniors fall

Your vision may decrease which can lead to falls due to not seeing clearly.
Your hips and legs can become weaker making it harder to walk.
We can develop poor posture or have spinal degeneration making it harder to stand erect.
Our ability to lift our feet decreases and we can stumble.
It takes longer to react when something is in our way causing us to fall.
Many drugs interact causing dizziness or decrease balance.
Low blood pressure can lead to light-headedness increasing our risk of falls.
..

12 Best balance exercise videos: Follow along with our videos and improve your balance…..”

Balance Exercises for Seniors – Fall Prevention – Balance Exercises for Elderly

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In this video Deron Buboltz takes you through his fun, step by step Balance Exercises for Seniors. These balance exercises are designed specifically for fall prevention in the Elderly/Senior community. Deron’s goal is to bring Senior Fitness to a place it has never been before. To learn how you can join the club and start living a better more mobile lifestyle just click the link ABOVE.”

7 Balance Exercises for Seniors-Fall Prevention by Physical Therapists

Dr. Mercola’s Mom Demonstrates Balance Exercises for Seniors
https://youtu.be/uGJR59_aMDo
*including hand-eye coordination

Hip Flexors

Hip Flexor Exercises For Seniors And The Elderly; Hip Marching eldergym.com
“..Hip flexor exercises for seniors and the elderly like hip marching are very important in maintaining lower body strength.

These leg exercises will increase your walking endurance and ability to pick up objects off lower surfaces…”

How to Strengthen the Hip Flexor Exercises for Seniors – YouTube
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Top 3 Exercises for Hip Flexor Strengthening

Posture

10 Daily Posture Exercises for Seniors

Any other exercises you suggest , recommend, etc..?

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