Month: April 2013

Exercise After A Stroke

“I am going to work with a woman, in her 60’s, who had a stroke, effecting her left side, mostly arm & hand, with ability to ambulate. Independent movement of left side is minimal, so I am considering some basic ROM of both sides for starter, with some basic chair exercises and strength/flexibility, etc. Are there any suggestions to best help this lady keep as fit as possible and motivated?” It is a great idea to keep exercising after a stroke. You do want to make sure the condition of your family member is stable and not changing. Remember...

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Heart Rate Is Too High

“At 68 years of age, male I ride bicycle a minimum of 15 miles, 5 days a week. On average 25 miles 5 days a week. My heart rate climbing hills is in the high 120’s and can be over 3 or 4 miles long. Often I am in the 130’s with short intervals into the 140’s. I am comfortable in the 120’s and am working, breathing somewhat harder in the 130’s. Am I overdoing it? I weigh 215, 6 ft 2 inches. 37 inch waist. I am mostly vegan (except for eggs) and 95% raw.” Studies have shown...

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