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An awareness of my body now.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I have talked about this before but I think it bears repeating. One of the main things I have noticed about this new toned and strengthened body I have, is the awareness of how my muscles move and how I feel. For instance, as a nurse, my back has been misused and hurts at times. After sitting for a while now I may notice it feels stiff. By changing position and stretching to one side, then another, I can hear pops and feel relief! I hope this doesn't sound strange and appreciate if others feel same, and reply. I also after doing strength training have consistently been working had at stretching. It feels so good. I appreciate those muscles and love how they respond to the weights and stretching. But at 61, I feel good. I feel I am at least as strong, but definitely more limber than when in my 40's. The popping joints in my back remind me of chirapractic adjustments and the pops that happen then, so I've decided I'm adjusting my own back. (??)
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    Great blog...I am amzed at how much more I think of my body than I ever did when I was heavy... Thanks for reminding me....and yes....back issues here too... Love you!
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    A good soak in a jetted tub also works wonders.
    3652 days ago
    emoticon Stretching is great for you! It is definitely on my goals list, but I haven't quite gotten to it yet. emoticon
    3663 days ago
    emoticon blog. WAY TO GO on being aware of your body. I do my stretches several times a day especially for my low back. Just makes life easier for me. Keep up your great work...as you work with your body, it will definitely work for you!!!
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    3663 days ago
    Yes Brenda I do agree. I'm also much more aware of my posture both sitting and standing and the chairs I choose to sit in. Pillows have become my back's friend!
    3664 days ago
    emoticon Thanks for sharing...stretching is on my goals list also. Elaine
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    3664 days ago
    Brenda, I think you're exactly right, it is up to us to do everything we can to improve our bodies so they can serve us well and even better.
    Well done you...a chiropractic and you didn't even do the training!!
    3664 days ago
    Brenda that is wonderful that you're more aware of what your body can do and needs to stay strong and limber.
    I stretch out every night b4 bed and end up in a plough position to stretch my spine, feels amazing everytime. emoticon

    Your ST record is emoticon no wonder you're strong! emoticon
    3664 days ago
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