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.
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.
In the second part of this three-part series, Trevor Prior a podiatrist working out of Homerton Hospital East London provided me with tapes of his experience with the local ITU proning team. Bringing his skills into focus as a podiatric surgeon familiar with theatre protocol and anaesthetic induction helped him to assist and to become a team lead on occasions. His account provides some detail of what it was like to be on the front line.
In this short article I look at the most common of the arthritic type conditions which are medically based and not related to injury. Arthritis due to rheumatoid disease, gout and psoriasis, starting with osteoarthritis.