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July 25, 2008 COPD- MOVING MOVING MOVING-does become exercise.

Posted Jul 26 2008 10:07am

Does the word "exercise make you nervous"? Substitute the word move, and gradually over time you can rehabilitate to better function and fitness. It can not be rushed. Slow - Longer - is better. Once you build up your time "moving" to a half hour or better - then you can try short periods of faster. Do some balancing practice like standing on one foot at a time. Little minimal additions to what you can do now add up.

Keep trying - Keep Moving IT IS SO WORTH THE EFFORT! Keeping at it enables me to do normal things such as walking for several hours around Sam's, Target, Sear's, Ace Hardware, and Bed Bath & Beyond today. Would you believe I was looking for a good old pressure cooker? the handle came off of mine which lasted 47 years. All that was ample substitute for doing my formal "exercise" today...my pedometer registered 7861 steps so far.roxlyngcd@comcast.net

Exercise Reverses Aging In Human Skeletal Muscle

ScienceDaily (May 23, 2007)���Not only does exercise make most people feel better and perform physical tasks better, it now appears that exercise -- specifically, resistance training -- actually rejuvenates muscle tissue in healthy senior citizens.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/05/070522210936.htm

Exercise Could Be The Heart's Fountain Of YouthScienceDaily (July 24, 2008)���Absence may make the heart grow fonder, butendurance exercise seems to make it younger.According to a study conducted at Washington University School of Medicine inSt. Louis, older people who did endurance exercise training for about a year ended up with metabolically much younger hearts. The researchers also showed that by one metabolic measure, women benefited more than men from the training.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080723134431.htm

Toxic Chemicals Found In Common Scented Laundry Products, Air FreshenersScienceDaily (July 24, 2008)���A University of Washington study of top-selling laundry products and air fresheners found the products emitted dozens of different chemicals.All six products tested gave off at least one chemical regulated as toxic or hazardous under federal laws,but none of those chemicals was listed on the product labels.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080723134438.htm

Does Too Much Sun Cause Melanoma?ScienceDaily (July 24, 2008)��� We are continuously bombarded with messages about the dangers of too much sun and the increased risk of melanoma (the less common and deadliest form of skin cancer), but are these dangers real, or is staying out of the sun causing us more harm than good?"Be careful if you buy products with fragrance, because you really don't know what's in them," she added. "I'd like to see better labeling. In the meantime, I'd recommend that instead of air fresheners people use ventilation, and with laundry products, choose fragrance-free versions."http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080722192326.htm

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Another benefit of walking...A Walk on the Cerebral Side.Hate the thought of losing your mental edge -- or worse, growing senile -- as you age? Well, here's a simple way to slash your risk of dementia by73 percent:

Go for a power walk. People who regularly walk may bethat muchless likely to develop dementia compared with their couch-potato peers. Yeah, it's that simple!

More Blood, Please

Vascular dementia is the second most common form of dementia after
Alzheimer's.It's the nosedive that memory and other cognitive functions can take when ailing blood vessels restrict -- and sometimes block -- the flow of blood to the brain. But because exercise -- even mild exercise like walking -- increases cerebral blood flow, it may shrink the risk.http://www.realage.com/ct/shape-up-slim-down/workouts/tip/6472

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