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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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Lifetime Stats

has shed:

37 lbs

has exercised:

9394 min

has burned:

49850 kcal

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  • Udder cream.  It has the weirdest name but it really works.  It makes a big difference. It’s also good for knees and elbows, while you’re at it.

  • Helen1 replied to the topic protein balls in the forum Health Forums 1 week, 5 days ago

    I wish this was more obvious.  I’m really bad at reading nutrition labels. I’m always telling people to read them, but I can honestly say I’m horrible at it.  I am very good at comparing two products. I can make good decisions between two similar options at the grocery store.  But when it comes to just looking at something and deciding if it’s he…[Read more]

  • Helen1 replied to the topic laps enough in the forum Swimming Forum 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Sure! That sounds like a great thing to do for yourself.  As long as you will actually get to the pool that much, it should be just fine for your cardio and whole body workout.  Good choice.

  • Helen1 started the topic protein balls in the forum Health Forums 1 month ago

    My sister just bought me a packet of lemon pistachio protein balls.  Are they actually good for you or not?  These ones say they’re 15 percent protein and they have 190 calories for all six of them.  They’re tiny but I ate two and that’s pretty much all I want in one sitting so that’s not too bad.  Are they actually any good for health and a bal…[Read more]

  • If you want something small and convenient, they have the muscle massagers in the form of balls with little knobs on the outside.  That could work if you need something while you’re on the go.  They’re probably easier to pack along with you than a foam roller, even a water bottle one.

  • Helen1 replied to the topic speed bike in the forum Cycling Forum 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I’d go for it.  You can always see if you like it and if you don’t, you can give it back or sell it.  they work just like other bikes, only shaped slightly differently.  It may not be your most comfortable ride, but if it’s between that and no bike, go for it.

  • Really? On a water bottle? That’s a pretty good idea.  Means you don’t have to pack as much at least.  You can use it after the workout initially and then use your good foam roller later on when you get home.  I like that idea. Where did you see it?

  • 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 4 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

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