This series features the author’s experience getting back to the gym. When using the gym we are confronted with equipment with gadgets, gizmos for measuring our performance. It makes sense to understand some of these terms and then discuss how we can use these to set goals.
My gym series was taking me where the pen fell and what activity I was doing. My aim was to lose weight, improve my heart and blood pressure, feel fit and live forever! No – just kidding; my time will come whatever, but seriously I prefer to avoid diabetes, strokes and see if I can keep my heart from disease. I’m keen in human movement as a podiatrist and like to discuss a wide range of health, not just feet.
Sixty minutes is better than forty-five Week Three and Day 5 and article No.5 Thanks for reading my gym or shall I say fitness diaries and this article 'sixty minutes'. This is a series which covers health and physiology associated with exercise. The articles are...
When considering the gym to stay fit it is important to be aware that not all are suited. This short article heightens your awareness and buddies up to my series on using the gym to stay fit. I cover organs and musculoskeletal systems in this article with some useful references.
I start my diary with that all too often knowledge I have no energy. A little discipline is important. I featured muscles and tendons in brief today with weights and resistance. Balancing groups of muscles is important to protect joints.
Being fit to use the gym and all that equipment might be desirable but you might prefer to ask your doctor. In this article I have outlined some of the concerns that doctors might focus on to guide you. We all want to keep fit, not least after a pandemic like covid-19. But it is important to be alive to problems such as blood pressure, obesity, poor kidney function and the effects of dehydration.
This short downloadable article briefly highlights conditions that might be best supervised before heading to the gym. Guidance from staff at the gym can be helpful as well.
The idea of throwing yourself into exercise is fraught with problems. Today David is taking care to protect his knee. His aim is muscle tone and strength so he can use other equipment safely.
In the third article covering Covid-10 called in the hands of Covid-19 we see new advances but also the downside effects of Covid-19. As numbers reduce the nation is still in Lockdown. The after effects now were worrying for patients.
I am a retired podiatrist and practiced foot surgery for over thirty years so I know a fair bit about body physiology and medicine. Plus, I took an additional degree in human movement and taught human biomechanics. Living life is a battle ground and most people do not realise injuries sustained when young live on with us. Just like a virus gone to ground, injury just waits to flare up. That means as we age and return to exercise to keep fit we develop old problems anew. In this series I am going to talk about my injuries so the reader can find a reference to being careful with some of the equipment. I am going to build up slowly and see where the journey takes me. My aim is to lose some weight, keep toned and stay fit.