ON MARCH 23, 2020, Medpage Today printed an article: Americans Unfit to Fight a Pandemic: Epidemic of obesity, sedentary habits and chronic stress leave nation with poor baseline health, by Rami Bailong, MD.
It pointed out that:
“We have failed to address the obesity epidemic.
We are too sedentary.
We don’t eat enough whole fruits and vegetables.
We are psychologically stressed.”
“When we emerge from this crisis one key question we will need to grapple with is whether our healthcare system will wake up to address the obesity and lifestyle epidemics that are wreaking havoc at the foundations of our health and wellness.”
With that in mind… let’s get started.
Don’t be fooled into thinking you can’t exercise because your gym is closed. Or because you don’t have any equipment. And don’t use either of those as an excuse for not exercising. YOU are your best exercise equipment and you are with you 24/7. There is equipment around your house that maybe you don’t think of as equipment such as stairs, broomsticks, and t-shirts.
If you’ve always depended on someone else to tell you what is right for you and your body, start thinking now about you. You know your body and what it needs better than anyone else.
THIS IS NOT A TIME TO BE BORED. IF YOU HAVE TO HUNKER DOWN, THIS IS THE TIME TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. YES, WASH YOUR HANDS – BUT ALSO THIS CAN BE THE START OF YOUR FITNESS AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR MUSCLES TIME.
Stress is with us all the time in one form or another. It can be good (like you are getting married) or it can be bad (like your beloved pet died). Whatever the stress, how you handle it is what counts. Stress takes a toll on your body if not handled. Muscles respond to stress by tightening. When they hold the tightened position long enough they organize themselves and you begin to experience aches and muscle pain.
Exercise is the best way to get rid of the stress BEFORE it has time to accumulate in your muscles and cause muscle pain. Just like anything else that needs repair, the longer you leave it unfixed, the more costly the repair.
Click here for the BACK LIMBERING SERIES video.
Click here for the ENDURANCE FOOT ROUTINE video.
Click here for the PADDLES WITH STREAMERS video. You can use t-shirts as a substitute. This video also shows you how to choreograph your own routines to music.
Click here for the WAND ROUTINE video. You can use a broomstick.
Your body is the only thing you truly own. Take care of it.
If you have questions or need help, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Bonnie Prudden®, Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy®, workshops, books, self-help tools, DVDs, educational videos, and blogs, visit www.bonnieprudden.com. Or call 520-529-3979 if you have questions or need help. Enid Whittaker, Managing Director, Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy®