Skip to main content

Making sense of Yesterday


First of all I need to thank anyone who read my rather depressing post yesterday. I won't apologize for demonstrating a human side of me, but I am sorry for making public such a weakness. Life is too short for boo-hoo-ing, whether it is deserved or not.



Secondly, I DO apologize for such a confusing post. I bare my soul then I include a link for the benefits of performing the full squat? Actually that kind of makes sense, what with the tone of my rant. The MonSter is always predictable in the confusion department.


For those physically active readers, let's look at the correlation between performing a full squat and living with multiple sclerosis. You might want to re-visit yesterday's post to review the link.

                                         Image result for images of full squats

According to the article, FULL SQUATS...

* build bigger, stronger muscles
* increase vertical jump
* train lower back for stability
* build bone
* build healthy knees
* require flexibility, thus promoting flexibility of hips, legs, and spine

With my physical condition constantly on my mind, the similarities do not escape me. My two biggest issues with multiple sclerosis are incontinence and the inability to walk well.

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Squats are mostly known as a leg exercise, but they promote body-wide muscle building by catalyzing an anabolic environment
  • Squats are also one of the best functional exercises out there, promoting mobility and balance and helping you complete real-world activities with ease
  • Squats also help you to burn more fat, as one of the most time-efficient ways to burn more calories continually is by developing more muscle
  • Squats have long been criticized for being destructive to your knees, but research shows that when done properly, squats actually improve knee stability and strengthen connective tissue
  • Squats are one type of exercise that should be a part of virtually everyone’s fitness routine, as they provide whole-body benefits
  • https://fitness.mercola.com/how-to-do-squats.aspx

Doing a full squat cannot help with my first complaint, but the more I concentrate on physical exercise, the better I can walk. Through physical therapy a few times a week, I find myself building stronger muscles in all the right places; namely my thighs, back, and quads. One of my exercises, of course, is the squat. I started out only lowering myself a few inches, but my goal is to continue slowly moving further and further down toward my heals. I do't always reach  my goal, but I don't stop moving and I don't give up. Back straight, knees over my feet, and hands near a safety bar just in case, I do 3-4 sets of twenty every day. 

I really don't care if this activity increases my "vertical jump" because I really don't plan to do any jumping, vertical or otherwise, but I'm happy that I am training for the possibility. My biggest interest in the benefits of the full squat are those that include flexibility, muscle strength and healthy knees.

So, that's my little tidbit for today. 

Since this is rather short today, you have time to click on the link below for a chance to win MS freebies. 

See you tomorrow,
Lisa, The Lady with the Cane

https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/giveaway-awareness/?utm_source=weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cb037187-f5ce-4d02-80de-18de1eabf62c&utm_confid=sovifjrls&aGVhbHRoIHVuaW9uIGJsYWg=937a3d5adf7285ffbc521d7764970b536e8f8addd92b01d6b1645939bb596620

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Have a pint or two.

Although the final day of MS Awareness is hours away, MS never leaves. Help me help MS Awareness. See you later.



Have a pint in honor of MS Awareness Month. Author Lisa McCombs will be present at 1PM and will read from her award winning book I Have MS. What's Your super Power? at 2PM. A percentage of book sales is donated to the National MS Society.

Short Story, Rivesville, West Virginia.



https://www.amazon.com/Have-Whats-Your-Super-Power/dp/1882658442/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?crid=3UUGZO89HYHTV&keywords=i+have+ms.+what%27s+your+superpower&qid=1553952850&s=gateway&sprefix=I+Have+MS.%2Caps%2C137&sr=8-1-fkmrnull


I can walk!!!!

Yes, once again I am guilty of plagiarism. This is just too good not to share.
Even though I am smart enough to know the truth of my latest findings, the actuality of my experiment is crazy exciting.
End result: I can walk!!!!!!!

https://www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/Study-Finds-Exposure-to-Organic-Solvents-Smoking Study Finds Exposure to Organic Solvents, Smoking and MS Genes Interact to Increase Risk of Getting MS July 3, 2018 SUMMARY
A study of more than 2,000 people with MS in Sweden suggests that people who had occupational exposure to organic solvents and certain MS susceptibility genes were much more likely to develop MS than those without MS genes.In addition, they found significant additive effects such that having MS genes along with exposure to solvents and cigarette smoking created a 30-fold increased risk of developing MS.ALERT!!!!!!!!!!  “Avoidance of cigarette smoke and unnecessary exposure to organic solvents, particularly in combination, would appear rea…

I'm back just in time for my MS Walk

Hello, hello, hello!!!!!

I'm back!

It has been a very long week without my computer. Yes, I know, anti-techie me, I really said that. I never realized how much I depended on my pooter until I didn't have it any more.

I was unable to review books on Readers Favorite. 

I couldn't address emails properly.

I couldn't write this blog and I really, really missed that.

I couldn't play my Facebook games or look up ridiculous trivia for which I only care.

I DID knit a lot, though; which means I binge watched a lot of Netflix (Have you seen The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina?); which means I snacked a lot; which means my jeans no longer fit comfortably...

Oh, well, it is what it is...

Isn't it interesting how all the elements of our daily life often fall into these unplanned yet strategically organized patterns? :Some good. Some not so good.

Well, I find that is exactly how it is with multiple sclerosis. MS is NOT predictable even when we try to force it's awkward shape into o…