NHS13: Pain-free Exercise for Worn-out Baby Boomers05.03.2013
by Life Enthusiast Staff
New Nutrients and New Activity
You know your body better than anyone else and that's great...
But there is such a thing as aging, and it happens to all of us.
Have you been keeping yourself in shape? Training for years? And lately, have aches have been creeping in, coming on sooner and lasting longer than you remember?
On your runs, have you felt occasional sharp pains deep in your knees - tendons are tender and your muscles are tight?
And how about your shoulders? Any back pain when getting groceries out of the trunk?
Sound like you... it could be... right? It's not a matter of if - it's a matter of when.
No, not me - never me, you exclaim! But yes, even you will not live forever. Even you will experience decline of function as the years advance.
As a generation, we Baby Boomers have been more active than any previous generation. Our parents may have survived the Great Depression and fought in the Second World War but after they got home, work is the only thing they did. They wore themselves out being cogs in the industrial machine. And what do they have to show for it? Weak muscle tone, clogged arteries, strokes, heart attacks, Alzheimer's and social security?
We've perceived the problem and have been running away from those images ever since. So what do we have to look forward to? Well a good many of us will never have to worry about the ravages of old age! We're not going to live that long!
Exercise and Your Immune System
For every day of hard training, your muscles have 2 to 3 days of immune suppression following. No kidding! So... no more training every day of the week!
If you have too many workout days together - as we manic compulsive baby boomers tend to do - then over time, your immune system becomes completely trashed.
There are numerous cases of marathoners coming down with reoccurring infections because they don't have anything in their bodies to fight bugs for them.
Your muscles need specific nutrition to heal from repeated micro-injuries from training. And no... I don't mean just protein - your muscles need more than that.
Systemic Enzymes to the Rescue!
When you overwork muscles, they will rebuild, if given proper rest and nutrition.
Dr. Max Wolf M.D. and Ph.D. times 7 of Columbia University is widely acknowledged as the father of systemic oral enzyme therapy. Dr. Wolf found that as we age, or are under stress our body's production of enzymes is depleted. He says that age related changes are directly attributable to depletion of enzymes.
Systemic enzymes differ from digestive enzymes in that they are taken in between meals. In this way, they're absorbed and go to work - instead of expending their action on digesting food.
With 40 years of use and over 160 peer reviewed verifying studies behind it, systemic enzymes are the second best selling over the counter preparation in Germany.
Systemic Enzymes help your body recover faster from exercise, preventing micro-trauma from becoming macro-trauma.
Thanks to Dr. Wong for this article I took the pains to paraphrase. You may read his original version titled "Pain Free Training".
A Better Way for Baby Boomers to Exercise
We are built to perform under load. If we do not use muscles, they atrophy. But "No pain, no gain" is severely outdated. Let's replace it with "Use it, or lose it"!
Rebounding on a mini-trampoline is fun and easy. You can bounce while watching TV, or even while talking on the phone. It's possibly the most effective exercise because of its effect on your lymphatic system.
The mini-trampoline subjects your WHOLE, ENTIRE BODY to gravitational pulls, ranging from zero at the top of each bounce to 1.5 or even 2 times the force of gravity at the bottom, depending on how high you bounce. Unlike jogging (outdoors, competing with cars for air and road space) or stationary bikes (moving just your legs), or treadmills that will stress your joints, rebounding has a positive effect on every joint and cell in your body equally.
To your health!