A man I once knew would ask his son “how do you eat an elephant?” The son would look up in a daze and ask “how?” The wise dad responded “one bite at a time.” I believe it is our human nature especially in our fast paced society to want everything right now!
Similar to stretching exercises, strength-building exercises could help promote circulation of blood to the lower into relieve pain and help alleviate problems with future injuries. These exercises can be performed with stretching exercises or on separate days to weeks.
It’s very hard to reshape your body without losing fat, and the easiest way to take fat off your body is cardio! The great thing about cardio is that there are a million and one ways for each of us to burn calories. I truly believe that if you hate cardio you aren’t trying hard enough to find something you love. If you get bored after ten minutes on the elliptical, and your heart rate is only 110 you need to get more creative! Being a fitness instructor I’m biased, but I think it’s hard to beat a great group class. You’ll get motivation from not only the instructor, but also the other participants. Better yet? Grab a buddy and bring them with you – studies show most people workout longer and harder with a partner.
I called my doctor Monday morning and got an appointment that day, hey when you say you’ve been diagnosed with Cancer, everyone gets in high gear. My doctor confirmed the results and the whirlwind started. It took about a week to get an appointment with the oncologist. During which time my husband got laid off from his job. Good and bad, yes he was around but he does not deal well with illness nor me being sick. I didn’t tell anyone, not even my children and swore my husband to secrecy. I did tell my neighbor, who was the biggest part of my care, that I’ll get into later. I didn’t really have too much information, yes I had Lung Cancer, but that was all.
Climb some Stairs – Climbing Visit website instead of taking the elevator whenever you can is a great way to burn some calories and tone your legs and buttocks. There is no need to go down stairs as it hardly burns calories and can also strain your knees somewhat.
Research is the key. Ask questions about your payment options, what grants are available. Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to ask for help. These are so important and definately lessens the stress, you certainly don’t need anymore! I know I didn’t.
Another muscle you can work at the office is the glutes. Whether walking or sitting, these muscles can be whipped into shape with minimal effort. Much like the abs, the gluteal muscles are able to be worked anywhere- sitting or standing. Simply squeeze and hold. The exercise is more effective when walking because you can switch tension between steps to activate muscles of the calf and thigh instead of focusing solely on the butt. If your office/department has a level of incline that you constantly avoid, like the wheelchair ramp, stairs or main entrance to the cafeteria, take it. Incline also works muscles of the upper leg and gluteal muscles.