Helen1

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I try to be healthy but I know I can do better. I want to eat healthier and be more active overall and I'm looking for tips and tracking to keep me on track.

29 years Washington, USA

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41 lbs

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9069 min

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  • I’ve heard a lot of good things about foam rollers.  If you have that an d a regular roller tool you’ll probably have everythign you need.  Other than that, heat or ice is probably your best tool.  Nothing is going to do everything.  You can only boost circulation and avoid tightening up while also speeding up recovery.  It’s all you need.

  • I have somethign like that Brightstar.  Feels nice when I use it, but it feels way better the next day. I really don’t get the soreness the next day that I used to.  I don’t find that it does too much immediately except feeling nice at the time, but it’s really great the next day.  The next morning the stiffness isn’t a problem.

  • did icing it help at all?  Do you ice a muscle or just joints?  I always thought that you put heat on muscles but ice joints. Now that I say it, I feel like that’s wrong.  What’s the rule for choosing heat or ice?

  • My father is having a foot surgery and will be on a walking cast for 2 weeks.  What should I tell him to do to stay in shape.  Right now, he goes for 2 thirty minute walks per day that he loves. THis is going to be hard on him.  How should he exercise?

  • I get that, too, sometimes.  Maybe once or twice a year.  I don’t knwo the answer.  It can last for a few days though. I have to try to soak in warm water, massage the muscle (gently because it hurts) and I use a muscle pain cream on it.  It’s not too effective but it helps enough for me to keep doing it. I guess pills could probably help but I u…[Read more]

  • I think that balance is the ideal.  Try to do 5 cardio workouts even if a couple of them are just good walks on your strength training days.  A couple of strength training days should do it.  Pop in some yoga whenever you can.  A 10 minute wake-up routine in the morning or a slightly longer stress-reduction one at night is all you need.

  • Have you found exactly what it is you really need from your fitness supplements?  Maybe lay out your goals and come up with your needs.  Pay attention to energy levels and track your food to see if your protein levels are where they should be.  That will help you to know if you’re doing well for your energy, protein etc.  It could be that you…[Read more]

  • Helen1 started the topic scuba for beginners in the forum Swimming Forum 2 months ago

    I’m wondering how long it takes to get started with very basic, not very deep scuba diving.  I don’t want to do anything crazy.  Just “beginner” level stuff.  I want to check out some stuff I can’t do if I’m snorkeling. Is getting a certification something that takes a lot of lessons and a lot of time?  If I try to do some sort of fast tra…[Read more]

  • It might also be good even though it has a bad side.  Researchers just found it helps to make some chemo drugs more effective.  That has to mean that it works well in some ways in the body.

  • heating packs, the right skilled massage and some advil can help the knots ease up and go away.  Ya, stretching and yoga and taking good care of yourself can help them from coming back.  Drink lots of water. Don’t stay in one position too long.  Warm up and cool down right when it comes to your workouts. Take care

  • Could you buy a piece of foam and just try to make one?  Is this something that needs to be specially made? If it’s just foam you could just make it and adjust as needed, right?

  • I’m really not sure what caused it, KittyKatt.  I definitely started thinking a lot while I was awake, but I don’t know if it was the thinking that kept me awake or if it was that I was awake so I just started thinking because of it.  Or maybe the two fed each other.  Hard to know.   I do really agree that sleep is so important to weight loss…[Read more]

  • I’ve heard mixed reviews, too.  I wouldn’t feel safe on that kind of bike.  I feel like I’d need to strain my neck to see and I feel like I’d crash into stuff

  • I recently went through two days of complete insomnia.  Not one wink of sleep.  They’re not kidding when they say that’s bad for your weight.  All I wanted was pizza, ice cream and date squares.  I had all these freaky cravings!  I just wanted fatty foods and sugary ones.  Even though it was hot out, the idea of vegetables was almost gross to me…[Read more]

  • Helen1 replied to the topic bathing suit body in the forum Swimming Forum 4 months ago

    you probably look way better than what you think.  Remember you’re your own worst critic. You might want to try on bathing suits with a friend or two with an opinion you trust. That might help you.

  • I think the whole idea to keto is that it’s actually supposed to be a permanent lifestyle since it is actually somethign that had been meant for people with a chronic condition in mind.  Hopefully people won’t just “switch off” keto when they lose the weight and will be gradual about it.

  • I think it’s likely possible to combine them.  You could try to go keto with weight watchers for example. WW gives you lots of freedom to choose the food you want.  So you could bring the idea behind keto to the points and guidance of ww.  I bet you’d lose really great that way.  You can always call a rep and ask.

  • Maybe you’re running too often or you’re going too far.  Try easing off and not pushing yourself quite as hard.  Build up your level.  It may simply be that you’re trying to achieve a higher level than your fitness level actually allows.

  • I would definitely say that it is making enough of a difference that you can up what you eat, but not a eat a lot.  Like you could have more carrot sticks and celery, that sort of thing.  It might be better if you eat the same number of smart snacks as always and then you can take advantage of the extra space.  You can eat better snacks or more in…[Read more]

  • For some reason, after losing weight and maintaining it, I suddenly put on pounds.  Not just one or two.  Over ten in around 2 or 3 months.  I know i havne’t been perfectly careful about what i’ve been eating, but it shhouldn’t have done this.  Is there any way for me to know if I have PCOS or if it’s something else?

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