Physical Fitness, Recreation, Lifestyle

Exercise, Yoga, Dancing

John D. Furber

Master of Science, Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine.
Bachelor of Arts, Physics and Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Activity, Exercise, and Physical Fitness

Start Gradually! If you haven't been exercising, start by exercising LESS intensely, but MORE often (every day or two). Over a period of weeks, you can gradually increase the intensity and duration of your exercise sessions.

There are 3 distinct kinds of exercise. Each provides unique benefits:

My personal exercise routine is now on a 3-day rotation.
I start each session with a little warm-up, usually bouncing on the mini-trampoline, or yard-work, or house cleaning. Then: It is better to EXERCISE BEFORE eating or taking anti-oxidant supplements, rather than after. Anti-oxidants can reduce the muscle-building signal generated by exercise, if they are taken before exercise. This signal works best on an empty stomach. The signal sends its message during the exercise, so it is OK to take your supplements with a meal, AFTER the exercise.

Resources

There are many article, books, videos, and personal trainers to help you get started. For example, see Consumer Reports, January 2005.

Links to other sites

Yoga Classes

There are a variety of styles of yoga.
I favor the gentle styles. This is not a competitive sport!
Avoid hot yoga, which can overstretch ligaments and tendons.
Take it easy and relax between poses.

Contact information:

John D. Furber
Gmail: johnfurber
Gainesville, Florida.
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