Exercise - 7 Tools for Health

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Your muscles must be stretched daily so that they can
in the best shape to serve you. Hatha Yoga is a good
discipline use for this purpose.


Exercise needs to be fun so that you will continue to do
it. Some fun exercises are hiking, swimming, Tai Chi,
hacky sack, running, frisbee and making love. All these
activities will increase your heart rate and induce deep
breathing. Tai Chi has the added benefit of increasing your
balance, control and centering. All exercises must be begun
slowly at first. Listen to your body so that you do not overdo it.

-- spider (spider0@usa.net), January 16, 2000


Spider....some other excercises that are good too are canning, weeding and planting and harvesting the garden, scrubbing the kitchen floor after making jam/jelly all day, washing the clothes, doing the dishes, hoeing the corn, cleaning out the chicken house and then digging the manure into the garden, cleaning out the horse barns and hauling it to the compost pile or into the garden, pumping gas into the car/truck/tractor using a hand pump at the tank in the shop,pruning, spraying, harvesting the orchard, milking the cow/goats, churning the butter, making the cottage cheese and yogurt,patching hubby's Levis where he dropped battery acid on them or his pocket knife wears a hole in them, worming the livestock and giving them their vacinations, trimming all 32 hooves of the miniature donkeys. Just a few things that come to mind. Will you tell me when a good doomer/self sufficient family has time for "EXCERCISE"?? Taz

-- Taz (Tassi123@aol.com), January 17, 2000.


I'm sorry that you got yourself in a
situation where you have no time for
fun. This is a major part of my effort
to make my time on Earth more meaningful.
In my most self-sufficient years, play
was always an integral part of the life-
style, even when I had to cut all of our
firewood with a cross-cut saw and had to
grow most of the food our community ate
we always had time to take the innertube
down the hill in the snow or go swimming
in the summer. But I take your point on
exercise as being frivolous. I should have
called it play. It's just that we played
so hard it was also exercise.

-- spider (spider0@usa.net), January 18, 2000.

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