By reading the title of this blog you may assume that fitness "saved my life" because I was overweight and by discovering the world of fitness I was "saved" from things such as diabetes and heart disease. In a way you are correct to assume so. We all know that being physically fit will in fact decrease your odds of developing any of those things, as well as tons of others. This is not one of those stories though. In the year 2010 I was 210 pounds, and I was in a spot in my life that I don't really like to admit happened.
Four weeks before Christmas, I thought it would be fun to learn how to play Christmas Canon in D on my violin by the zesty Tran Siberian Orchestra.One problem: my career as a violinist from 4th to 7th grade consisted of random seven minute practice sessions, never understanding sharps and flats and earning the orchestras second last chair of the second section. Thank goodness for Ellen.Flash forward 35 years. Playing Christmas Canon in D can't be too much harder than Mary had a Little Lamb can it?
In addition to brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, and getting regular dental checkups and cleanings, there are actually a variety of foods that you can eat as well that will help you maintain a healthy mouth. It should also be mentioned, though, that if you smoke or use other tobacco products, such as chewing tobacco, you should quit if you really want to have healthier teeth and gums.
Lets be honest, there never a good time to be ill and need a medical operation. However, being abroad on holiday and needing surgery is probably the worst time. It’s important to know the cost of operations in different countries in case you find yourself in that situation. International health insurance will protect you against this but it’s always helpful to know international healthcare costs.
I can't tell you the number of times people come to my personal training studio and ask me these two questions. There are different answers for each individual but there are also answers that can help everyone relieve some of their back pain or avoid getting it in the future. Maybe you fit into one or more of these areas. If so, a quick fix may lead you to a pain-free back.
I have noticed within myself and others the lure toward believing that once a current challenge has been conquered, life will be easier.It is a LIE.Things do not get easier, per se-- they get DIFFERENT. And while this may initially seem a pessimistic "glass half empty" statement, I believe that it is one of the most empowering pieces of knowledge that we can ingest, digest, and appropriate as individuals. This means that indeed the glass is REFILLABLE.
How is everyone doing on the Great Gumby Project? Hope you are still at it. Stretching will elongate the tight muscle with the goal of making it the proper length again so you won't feel as tight. But, like any other form of training you have to keep at it. There are a few different types of stretching techniques but the one used in the Gumby Project is known as static stretching (sometimes called Corrective Flexibility) and the goal is to increase range of motion and correct muscle imbalances.