Exercising Without Too Much Stress

mountainside By mountainside, 21st Jan 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Start exercising before you get out of bed in the morning.

Exercising With a Little Bit of Ease

As we age we need to try to exercise, especially since there is a loss of bone mass over time. Women are very susceptible to loss of bone mass sometimes because of calcium deficiences and lack of at least moderate exercise. Loss of bone mass can contribute to bone fractures which can be very dangerous as we get older. Mobility is vital to staying active and keeping yourself involved and enjoying as much as you can of your daily life.

Exercise should be a part of that daily routine, but fitting it into your schedule might be a little difficult. So instead of trying to find a place for your exercise routine or a time to do exercises during the day, why not make it easier by exercising before you get out of bed? That's right. What better way to start the day than to begin by increasing the blood flow throughout your body with a few simple exercises?

After you wake up, stretch each part of your body, arms, legs, feet, move your head from side to side and back and forth. Move the top of your body from side to side from the waist, all while lying down. Begin anywhere you wish, but raise each leg up in the air and down slowly at least five times, raise your arms together straight up, hold and then bring them down on each side, then raise one up and down at least five times and then the other. Raise your knees up with feet flat, legs bent, on the bed and bring your knees together at least ten times. Stretch your legs out straight and slide each one to the side at least five times. Bend your head to the right side ten times and to the left ten times. Stretch the body again and lay there for a while to relax. Your own routine can be performed as you wish, these are for starters.

Before you get up lean over the side of the bed with your head hanging over the side, please do not fall on the floor. Let your head hang there for a while as the blood goes to your brain. Stay there as long as you can. This blood flow to the brain stimulates the brain cells and is said to improve the memory. We as humans are always walking around and there is not a lot of stimulation to the brain as there should be.

If you have stiffing hands or fingers due to arthritis, when you are in the bathroom, fill the basin with warm water and exercise your entire hand and the wrist in the warm water. Do this as many times as you can daily. Your fingers and hands will lose the stiffness as our bodies are about 70% water and the buoyancy of the water helps to relieve the pain and stiffness. If the arthritis is very bad consider buying a health food supplement called Alfalfa 500 mg, consult your doctor regarding any change of supplemental intake. Drink a lot of water with it, as it gives you fiber, once the pain is gone, stop taking the Alfalfa for a while to let your system eliminate the fiber.

Exercising will help to increase our bone mass and hopefully decrease the risk of bone fractures as we age. Walking is a great form of exercise as well, but remember to try to perform as many movements as you can even before you get out of the bed each morning. Start the day with your special routine for fitness and flexibility. Good luck.

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Arms, Bed, Daily, Exercise, Legs, Neck, Stretch, Walking, Water

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I am an artist, I paint abstract pictures and draw. I like to write, read and watch game shows. I like nice people and love to learn about diffeent cultures. Keeping an open mind is important to me.

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author avatar Greenfaol
21st Jan 2011 (#)

Some great advice there. had never thought of exercising before I got up :D Great article, thanks :D

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author avatar mountainside
21st Jan 2011 (#)

Greenfaol, Thanks so much. This gets you really to go. Take care.

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author avatar mountainside
21st Jan 2011 (#)

...Greenfaol, ..ready...to go "o)

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author avatar Jerry Walch
21st Jan 2011 (#)

This one has my wife's name written all over it. Trying to get Eileen to exercise is like trying to move the Mount of Gibraltar.

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author avatar Retired
21st Jan 2011 (#)

Very useful article. Thanks.

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author avatar mountainside
21st Jan 2011 (#)

Jerry, you just gave me my best laugh of the day. Your wife and I have much in common. Take care. Thanks.

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author avatar mountainside
21st Jan 2011 (#)

..Martin Hi, Glad you like it. Take it easy.

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author avatar Denise O
22nd Jan 2011 (#)

Jerry you crack me up! LOL
I think this is wonderful advice Mountain. I also love the hands in the sink advice, I do this myself. Good job!
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar mountainside
22nd Jan 2011 (#)

Hi Denise, Glad you can validate the water exercising. Thanks so much for stopping by. Take care.

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author avatar Uma Shankari
23rd Jan 2011 (#)

I do exercise on the bed before getting up. No big rules, simple movements. It helps.

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author avatar mountainside
23rd Jan 2011 (#)

Hi there Uma, thanks for stopping by. Very much appreciated. Nice to know you already do exercise prior to getting up. Saves the back as well. Take care.

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author avatar Artur Victoria
23rd Jan 2011 (#)

Very good point and completly agree wit your opinion

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author avatar mountainside
23rd Jan 2011 (#)

Hi Artur, Thanks so much for your comment. Take care.

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author avatar fionajean
27th Jan 2011 (#)

Hi, great idea - I hate exercise but will be able to manage these

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author avatar mountainside
27th Jan 2011 (#)

Hi fionajean, This helps if you have a bad back as well. Thanks for your comment. Take care.

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