Bear in the tree, on our front lawn, by the waterfall.
**Helped pay the grocery bill for the needy family. Help the helpless!
**Exercise safety, at home or at the Gym:
- Consult your doctor about joining a Gym or doing exercise at home.
- Make a routine of doing exercise on a regular basis. Find a partner if need some motivation.
- Wear comfortable clothes. Work in a well-lit and comfortable area, away from the clutters.
- If you are working at home follow the safety instructions of the machine.
- Do warm up exercises to start and cool down at the end of the exercise period.
- I had a personal trainer for a few months, and here what he had instructed me to do:
1, Bring a set of extra clothes if you are going to work at the Gym or swimming pool.
2.Eat light before starting the exercise, and carry a bottle of water with you.
3.Start with low speed of bicycle, and then move on to other machines.
4.Do each machine only for 5 minutes at a time, alternating with aerobic exercises.
5.Do not follow the same order of doing the machines or aerobics, make changes.
6.Increase the speed slowly, and maintain that for a while until the body gets used to.
7.When you have mastered the bike speed, do a 5 minutes intense exercise: make believe you are being chased by a Bear, and you are running away from him.
8.When you are on vacation keep moving: do walking and swimming etc.
- If you are doing the treadmill and other machines, make sure you wear the safety clip, belt and gears. So, in case of accident the machine will stop automatically.
- Keep kids and pets away from the exercise area.
- Know your body don’t overdo it.
- If you get hurt and are bleeding, apply the pressure to that area, and go to an Emergency room.
- Test and check out your work area and machines periodically.
- Have an annual inspection of the machines.
- Avoid doing exercise after eating a big meal or before going to bed
- People with the chronic disease should consult the doctor before, during, and after joining the Gym or starting an exercise routine.
“Physical activity can help to boost your mood, reduce stress, improve sleep, and sharpen your focus — benefits that can be especially important during stressful times. Physical activity can also help you live a longer, healthier life by reducing the risk of many common chronic diseases, like type 2 diabetes and some cancers…” From: Health.gov
**“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.” Henry Ward Beecher, American clergyman (1813-1887).
Peace around the world,
Sushil (Sue) Hennessy, July, 2022
Random Acts of Kindness
You don’t need money, just a little time to give mental support and be kind to all. Check on the elderly, bring their Newspaper to their door in bad weather, say hello to your neighbors when you see them, wish them happy holidays and birthdays etc. Call your parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, aunts and uncles; talk to them to make sure they are not lonely. Thank the soldiers when you see them for keeping us safe; thank priests, police officers, teachers, health care workers, food suppliers, postal workers, newspaper persons, trash collectors for their services. Write notes to a lonely and unknown person and make his or her day. Give thanks to all those heroes who are sacrificing their lives to help others during this Pandemic. You all are Angels.