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Simple exercising hints.
As we have noted before, exercising is a great way to improve our health. For example, see: Staying Fit and Living Longer. Increase Your Energy When You’re Too Tired to Workout. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Role Model for Those with Major Illnesses. Today, let’s look at another valuable infographic.
It is from Kaiser Permanente.
Tips to stay healthier
Be motivated to set and follow cancer-related New Year’s resolutions.
As we noted yesterday, we need to set meaningful resolutions so as to be better. We should do this in a positive, motivated, and continuing manner. Today, we offer New Year’s 2019 Resolutions – Part Two.
This post deals more directly with the kinds of resolutions that those of us dealing with cancer need to address.
“[We are] urging people to make simple lifestyle changes, as part of their New Year’s resolutions, to significantly lower their risk of cancer. Four out of ten cancer cases are preventable by making a number of lifestyle changes recommended in the European Code Against Cancer. 40% of cancer risk has been attributed to five lifestyle factors—tobacco, diet, overweight/obesity, alcohol and low physical activity.”
“The Society suggests people follow the European Code Against Cancer, which includes 12 simple steps to help reduce their risk of cancer.”
Consider the applicable steps when setting and adhering to your own personal cancer-related resolutions for 2019.
To view a larger (and more readable) version of the infographic, click the image.
Be motivated to set and follow New Year’s resolutions.
As we begin the new year, we need to set meaningful resolutions so as to be better. We should do this a positive, motivated, and continuing manner. Today, New Year’s 2019 Resolutions – Part One. Tomorrow, New Year’s 2019 Resolutions – Part Two.
Not only start 2019 by addressing your personal resolutions, but end the year by keeping to these resolutions.
Recently, Jane Brody wrote two important articles for the New York Times. Here are some further highlights. Today, Part 2. Yesterday, Part 1.
In this second article, Brody looks at the value of tai chi in building strength:
“Watching a group of people doing tai chi, an exercise often called ‘meditation in motion,’ it may be hard to imagine that its slow, gentle, choreographed movements could actually make people stronger. Not only stronger mentally, but stronger physically and healthier as well.”
“I certainly was surprised by its effects on strength, but good research — and there’s been a fair amount of it by now — doesn’t lie. If you’re not ready or not able to tackle strength-training with weights, resistance bands, or machines, tai chi may just be the activity that can help to increase your stamina and diminish your risk of injury that accompanies weak muscles and bones.”
Click the image to learn more — and to gain encouragement as to why you should try tai chi. [It’s now on my to-do list, too.]
Recently, Jane Brody wrote two important articles for the New York Times. Here are some highlights. Today, Part 1.
“My young friends at the Y say I’m in great shape. And I suppose I am compared to most 77-year-old women in America today. But I’ve noticed in recent years that I’m not as strong as I used to be. Loads I once carried rather easily are now difficult, and some are impossible.”
“Thanks to an admonition from a savvy physical therapist, Marilyn Moffat, a professor at New York University, I now know why. I, like many people past 50, have a condition called sarcopenia — a decline in skeletal muscle with age. It begins as early as age 40 and, without intervention, gets increasingly worse, with as much as half of muscle mass lost by age 70. (If you’re wondering, it’s replaced by fat and fibrous tissue, making muscles resemble a well-marbled steak.)”
Click the image for tips on reducing muscle loss.