02/23/15 Blog: Exercise

Folks, I know I covered this topic back on 12/8/14; but I just finished reading  Time magazine’s special Health double issue, February 23/March 2, 2015; felt compelled to cover Exercise again.  Although only a little over 25% of you stated in my last exercise poll that you did no formal exercise, I suspect a number of you who don’t exercise is higher or you truly are an extraordinary group. 

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that close to 80% of Americans 18 or older get less than 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise each week or less than one hour and 15 minutes of vigorous exercise each week.

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RESULTS OF LAST WEEK’S POLL

Most of you (75%) gave or received cards and gifts for Valentine Day.  However, 25% of you indicated you did not give or receive anything, but next year will be much better.  To make sure next year is better, if you send me your snail mail address, I will mail you a Valentine Day next year.  Again, my email address is:  harmonybooksfilmsllc@comcast.net

 

 

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

A very elderly lady goes to a fitness center and asks if she can join an aerobic class.

The instructor says, “I’m not sure that is a good idea for you. How flexible are you?”

The elderly lady replies, “Very, except for Fridays.”

WEEK 2: EXERCISE – THE COMPONENTS OF FITNESS:  CARDIOVASCULAR, STRENGTH, AND FLEXIBILITY

At the start of this week’s blog, I mentioned I had just finished reading Time magazine’s special Health double issue, February 23/March 2, 2015.  Here are a couple of items that caught my attention.

Starting at the age of 30, lung function begins dropping 1% a year and declines more in people who are sedentary.  The antidote is exercise.

At 35, bone mass tends to go downhill at the rate of 1% a year and faster after menopause.  Weight-bearing exercise can make a big difference.

At 40, we all start to lose muscle and gain fat.  Dr. Luigi Ferrucci, scientific director of the National Institute of Aging says, “You need to absolutely insert exercise activity in your routine if you want to avoid muscle decline.”

Just the above should be enough to provide an incentive to exercise, but there are so many more benefits that those listed above.

One common excuse of many people for not exercising is their lack of time; however, I suspect many of those same people may find an hour during their days for a little mindless TV watching and gossiping with friends.  Others come up with more noble excuses such as care of a love one; however, it is like the airlines say.  Put the oxygen mask on yourself first, before trying to help others.  They say this because if you don’t help yourself, you will in time not be able to help others.

Be extraordinary and exercise for a long and active life.

 

THIS WEEK’S POLL

 

QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise

will sooner or later have to find time for illness.

Source: Edward Stanley

SELF-HELP BOOKS IN ADDITION TO MY OWN

My Final Cover

http://www.amazon.com/Tired-Being-Ordinary-Are-You/dp/0990388697

The 100 Simple Secrets of Healthy People by David Niven, PhD; is a very easy read.  To me, the vast majority of ideas in the book are far from secrets and more just common sense.  Still, I think there are many good reminders in this book that if applied will help us stay healthy.  Oh, and did I mention it is an easy read 🙂

The 100 Simple secrets of Healthy People

http://www.amazon.com/100-Simple-Secrets-Healthy-People/dp/B00066R506/

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

Since the focus of this week’s blog is exercise, here is a very funny movie with some bike riding tossed in.

Breaking Away

http://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Away-Jackie-Haley/dp/B008GOG98Y/

CONCLUSION

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Week 2: Exercise-The Components of Fitness: Cardiovascular, Strength, and Flexibility

RESULTS OF LAST WEEK’S POLL & FUTURE POLLS

Regarding last week’s poll, it is probably no surprise that none of us wanted to gain weight during 2015 and over half of us plan to lose weight through diet and exercise.

 

CALL FOR SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT MONDAY’S POSTING

Next Monday’s posting will be on “Sleep – Start Your Day Early After a Good Night’s Rest”.  If you have suggestions for a related joke, poll, quote, book or movie please send me an email at HarmonyBooksFlimsLLC@comcast.net

 

JOKE OF THE WEEK

My exercise coach told me to touch my toes.

I replied, “I don’t have that kind of relationship with my feet. Can I just wave?”

 

WEEK 2: EXERCISE – THE COMPONENTS OF FITNESS: CARDIOVASCULAR, STRENGTH, AND FLEXIBILITY

You probably have heard the expression, “If you don’t have your health, nothing else matters.” And yet you also have probably heard or said it yourself, “I don’t have time to exercise.” I’m sure if you really wanted to make time for fitness, you could by cutting out some of your low value activities.

And even those of you who do exercise, have the tendency to only do one type of exercise, such as running, while doing very little weight bearing exercises for the upper body.  Others of you may lift weights; but do little or no cardio or flexibility exercises. To be fit, one needs to do all three types of exercises on a regular basis.

 

THIS WEEKS POLL

On a regular basis

 

QUOTES

The medical literature tells us that the most effective ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and many more problems are through healthy diet and exercise. Our bodies have evolved to move; yet we now use the energy in oil instead of muscles to do our work.

Source: David Suzuki

 

SELF-HELP BOOKS

As much as I would like everyone to read my self-help book,

My Final Cover

http://www.amazon.com/Tired-Being-Ordinary-Are-You/dp/0990388697

Here is one below that contains not just a lot of information on exercise, but diet and health in general. I don’t people to agree with everything in any self-help book, but this book does contain a lot of things to consider if you want to be healthy. This particular book is oriented towards males, but I think much of the info is useful to either gender. If you want a female specific book, I would suggest,The Body Book by Cameron Diaz.  And this book too, contains a lot of information that would be useful to either gender.


The Life Plan

Back in 1998, Dr. Life was sixty years old and a stereotype of the aging man: he was overweight with a noticeable gut and little muscle tone. His low libido was ruining his self-esteem. He felt tired all the time, yet no amount of sleep made him feel well rested. It wasn’t until a cardiologist read him the riot act that he began to make the critical diet and lifestyle adjustments that led him to look and feel younger than ever. More important, he’s been able to maintain his physique and his health more than fourteen years later.

The Life Plan offers:

  • A multidisciplinary exercise plan designed to improve heart health and increase muscle mass.
  • [ ] Rules for dining out [ ].
  • A complete guide to nutrient supplements [ ].
  • Advice for getting the best possible care from your doctor

Source: http://www.amazon.com/Life-Plan-Achieve-Lasting-Stronger/dp/1439194599

 

MOVIE SUGGESTION

I try to find other entertaining and thought provoking movies that are not in my book, but when it comes to movies related to exercise, I think this is the one (at least for me), but I think we would all like to hear your suggestions for other exercise movies, so please comment.

Run Fatboy Run

 

Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425413

 

CONCLUSION

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