When my daughter is having a bad day or is not feeling well, I tell her to do 25 pushups and then tell me how she feels. While this has become a family joke, it is true that exercise, such as running increases endorphins and a sense of well being. Whether or not 25 pushups elicits that same physiological response as does endurance exercise is not the point. Getting your arms pumped up from doing a set of pushups feels good and feeling good is the point.
When we are young it is easy to ignore the future and to live for the moment, but in those moments did you ever wonder whether or not it was that one missed workout or that one big meal that was going to set you on the path to weight gain and the associated diseases that come with excessive weight?
I am often asked what it means when a knee makes noise during an exercise routine. If the person asking the question is exercising under my immediate guidance, I tell him or her to stop the exercise. Then, if no pain reduce the resistance, check for proper mechanics and restart the exercise and monitor at a lower intensity for a set.
"Interestingly, when running is compared to walking, since you take fewer steps per mile when you run, the total amount of force that the knee sees is often less in smooth running than in walking. So technique and surfaces really do matter." Kevin Stone, MD
All of the evidence indicates that COVID is neutralized in a properly maintained pool. Further, whether you are in a home pool or a club based pool the spread of the virus from touch surfaces is vastly reduced.
Most often in life it is what we do day after day and over time that has the greatest impact on our lives.
The link at the bottom of this article, will take you to a Journal with an article called - Eating Clean: Unintended Consequences, by Nancy Clark
We all know or should know the benefits of exercise, yet most of us are not participating in a regular exercise program. The answer that I hear most often as to why someone is not doing regular exercise relates to not having enough time.
"...clinical trials in the most arthritic subgroups demonstrated equal pain relief between glucosamine and chondroitin and expensive anti-inflammatory drugs."
As I read such stories, I become very troubled that a human being fighting for his or her life must spend so much time navigating the health care system. Instead of focusing on life, surviving and family a person with a terrible disease, and in this case, even an insider with good insurance must fight the system and potentially wake up questioning whether or not living should be the goal.