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Calories and all that we do in the gym

Calories and all that we do in the gym

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.

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Am I Fit to Use the Gym?

Am I Fit to Use the Gym?

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.

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It’s a fitness centre not a gym

It’s a fitness centre not a gym

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 tones and stay fit.

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Getting back to being fit again

Getting back to being fit again

That first visit back to the gym after 4 months of Lockdown meant a lot. I decided to start a short series on my own fitness and the aims of the fitness centre.I want to talk a bit more about my experiences as I get back to better fitness in the next few months and the impact on health. There is plenty of information and resources out there, but I am going to being concentrating on the not so body beautiful, the not so young or glamorous, I am talking about me, my age group so this is about getting back to fitness with a sense of practicality. 

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