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Exercise

Exercise
Such an old Latin word which stood for “keep busy/practice“. Today, the word “exercise” is maybe related to the word “chore“, and I believe that today’s society is engulfed with more work and stress than ever and hence less time for exercise and fun.

I understand how hard it can be to fit exercise into a busy day, but luckily there is 7 days in one week and I really believe it is down to having some really good routines. A sad fact is that people usually don´t see the benefit of exercise, or anything that can benefit them in the long term for that matter. When we are busy and have our attention on so many other aspects of our life, it is easy to lose focus and do what to be the most comfortable and convenient, but what if I told you that with having exercise in your daily routine, you will actually have:

More energy, Sleep better, Think more Clearly, Control your Weight, Combat Health Conditions and Diseases, Improve Mood, Better Sex Life, and actually Feel Better About Yourself?

Are you ready to schedule exercise into your weekly routine, or you still don´t believe me? (Here is another blogger who have written about this topic in more detail).

Knowing is not enough, we must Apply
Willing is not enough, we must Do!
-Bruce Lee-


I was meant to say that the benefits mentioned above is all based on sound research. I encourage you to do some research if in doubt. A good tool to use for this is “google scholar“. Just write “benefit of exercise” on the search bar and see what pops up! Most articles are hard to read, and most articles only gives you the abstract unless you want to use money and buy them. If you should find access to a whole article I would recommend you to stay to the abstract which is usually found on the 1’st page, and also the results or discussion which is usually the last page before references. Enjoy!

Did you know that you lose grey matter (brain cells), by being sat still or stood still over a very long period of time repeatedly? In other words, a sedentary life style really can be detrimental to your health and well being. Additionally if you are suffering from low back pain the likelihood of reduced amount of grey matter is also increased, compared to healthy low backs!
Exercise will really do you good!
– www.neurobiologyofaging.org –

Muscle Directory

Working with a closed kinetic chain e.i. individual muscles are great for many reasons. If you have any muscular imbalances in the shoulder, knee, upper body, lower body etc. You can use closed kinetic chain exercises to regain balance. I would recommend it to everybody who are under rehabilitation for specific injuries of e.i. the shoulder, elbow, wrist,  or of the hip, knee, ankle regions.

Closed kinetic chain exercises are also great for building definition for different muscle groups.

If you want to make an exercise program and you feel like you don’t know where to begin, I highly recommend the web-pages below as help. But remember, the best help is to ask somebody experienced.

Screen Shot 2013-06-29 at 11.10.49 PMhttp://www.exrx.net/Exercise.html

Screen Shot 2013-06-29 at 11.11.00 PMhttp://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/

Proprioception exercises

What is Proprioception?
Proprioception is like a navigation system you have in your car (GPS – Global Positioning System).  Your brain is the navigation system, and the roads on the navigation system is the nervous system of your body. The roads connects cities to each other, just as your nerves from your brain connects to all the organs and muscles of your body.

Nervous system

Imagine there´s a traffic jam, or a road that is closed due to some unforeseen circumstances. What will happen? Delay? Swap to perhaps a longer car journey than expected? Or in some cases, you can´t get to your destination due to the only road there was closed. If this happens to the nervous system due to mechanical changes and adaptation from earlier damage, e.i. falls or car accidents etc. It is researched upon that certain neurological changes will takes place on how you will use the muscles in your body. This can in some cases lead to faulty patterns on how you use your muscles day to day, and eventually lead to muscles that should not preform a given task to fall under stress and get injured, which will results in symptoms of pain, like for example low back pain. This will be called a typical repetitive strain injury.

Research done by Heidi Haavik can now confirm that chiropractic adjustments can help to reset the blocked roads of the nervous system in order to “reset” how the muscles should work.

http://proprioception.org.uk/seminars/free-seminars/

HEALTH GURUS

Buddha

The first step towards knowledge is to know that we are ignorant
Richard Cecil

It is known to man that in order to spend more time in happiness and freedom one will require a certain kind of mindset. The power each and everyone has over their own mind is unbelievable and incalculable, and literally bottomless. The ones that think they have hit the bottom, you probably have, but there is always an option. An option to opt out, to do something better, to improve. In the end, if one hit bottom, the only way from there is pretty much up. But how do we get up from the bottom?

It is no secret that we all possess the power to achieve whatever we want. It is the moment we set limits to our challenges that we have the chance to hit rock bottom. Many people have said this, and yes, I shall say it again! Don´t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits!

The thing is, your mind which is your brain, if you don´t challenge it intellectually, physically, as well as nurturing it, it will at some point switch to autopilot mode. I mean, how many have experienced this autopilot mode, that they look at their own life as a movie where they are playing the role as spectators in their own life? Being passive as life goes by? Let me tell you that I have been in this period where I merely existed and did not truly live. It was not until I started to challenge myself, intellectually, physically and as well as nurturing my body that I slowly started to change! If I can do it, I’m certain that anybody can!

Now, are you curious about “How to challenge your mind? And how to shift your mindset?” I’m no expert, but if you will let me, I will share my experience of what I know so far and how I believe to acquire a powerful mindset!

I have tried to divide my experiences into a few chapters. There are no certain order to what to read first or last, and it is entirely up to you how you want to read this.

Chapter 1 –
Chapter 2 –
Chapter 3 –
Chapter 4 –
Chapter 5 –

If you want to join me on this journey, I will have to let you know that quick fixes belongs in the categories of fairy tales. This journey is going to be long, but changes is never easy, and every journey no matter how tough or hard it is, it will begin with a single step. If you are looking for “quick fixes”, I salute you for being affected by today’s microwave culture, and that you probably are wishing for a “fairy tail”! But if you feel you have the perseverance and willpower to look for the changes and the future you deserve, then I hope I can help you and hopefully inspire you to make your first steps towards it by sharing my journey.

You must know that personally, I approach the human body holistically.

Holism is an ancient health care tradition that was largely forgotten in the last century. It recognizes the patient as an entity comprised of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual components. Without encompassing all these, successful treatment is unlikely.
Doc Evans

Dr. John Bergman

Dr. John Bergman is to my opinion certainly one of the “Great Minds”. He is a chiropractor practicing in California who you should check out if you have not heard of him before.

Why I recommend Dr. Bergman is because I share some of the values when it comes to his health talks. He hosts talks on how to adapt to a healthy lifestyle in the sense of how and why you should eat natural foods. Why having enough sleep is important for your health. Why a good exercise routine or active lifestyle will benefit your over all health. He not only talks about the external factors, but he also hosts talks about almost everything you can find under the sun about you´r body! You will find relevant topics such as; Diabetes, Head Aches, Migraines, Immune System, Adrenal system, GERD/IBS, Alzheimers, just to mention a few. I have inserted a link at the bottom of the page directed to his YouTube Channel and I highly recommend you to have a look if you are interested. After all, this is all free and what do you have to lose if you find something relevant to you? -Ray #KinFaiNg-

Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you: you must acquire it.
– Sudie Back –

Quote: Dr Bergman was propelled into Chiropractic by a severe auto accident, with 2 broken legs, fractured skull and sternum along with several organ injuries. With great need and a passion for healing and regenerating Dr Bergman began studying the body’s recovery process. Dr. Bergman obtained his degree in Doctor of Chiropractic at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles (CCCLA), California. Dr. Bergman teaching at CCCLA: Human Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, and 4 Chiropractic techniques: Full Spine Specific (Palmer Method), Thompson, Diversified, and Extremity Adjusting. As a past Instructor Dr. Bergman has an extensive knowledge of human anatomy and human physiology that few can match. Dr. Bergman’s practice has continued to grow serving hundreds of families, focusing on corrective and wellness care and is dedicated to pediatric development and adult health care. With Dr. Bergman’s unique approach and direct experience of recovery from severe injury, many successes can be achieved in even with the most challenging cases.”
[http://bergmanchiropractic.com/meet-the-chiropractor.html]

https://www.youtube.com/user/johnbchiro/videos

[Page last reviewed, February 2016]