Monday, August 11, 2014

Your Health-What You don't know CAN hurt you!!


Our intelligence is the same as a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it becomes.

Sedentary behavior—sitting for long periods of time—is distinct from physical activity and has been shown to be a health risk in itself.  Our bodies were made to move and move often.

Physical movement improves our mental functioning.

Our bodies respond to the stresses placed on it, from our bones to our muscles, tendons, and joints. We have a built-in ability to meet the demands placed on our bodies, by gradually increasing strength and growing more tissue, over time.

Increased pain 2 to 3 days after exercise or activity is called DOMS, delayed onset muscle soreness. This is actually an inflammatory reaction of the muscles and tendons (A warning sign that you overdid it).

Bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles— respond to the right amount of stress or force by increasing in strength, but they will also break down when the force is too much, increased too rapidly, or they are not allowed to recover adequately between workouts.

Very light or light intensity is best for older persons or previously sedentary adults starting exercise.
One of the biggest mistakes that people make with exercise is to not allow their bodies time to recover, which means they are not allowing their bodies to build up.

Low Back Pain is the most common physical problem and peaks between 35-55 years old.  The sooner you start treatment the better the outcome.

Use the appropriate level of complexity and resistance that allows for proper technique to minimize the chance of injuries.

It takes 2 to 3 minutes for heart rate to plateau at work level so allow yourself a few minutes to build up to the level you will be working at.

When you are first starting out, the most important thing is to build a strong cardiovascular base to improve overall wellness, and then add appropriate resistance training to maintain or increase muscular strength.

A forward head can lead to increased headaches, neck pain and even shoulder pain.

Your Mother was right!  Stop Slouching.  Good posture means your ear is aligned with your shoulder and hip. Poor posture leads to many issues.

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