Bending upto a certain point is easy, beyond this point you feel tension in your muscles and if you still go further you will feel pain. Do you exercises upto the point of tension. If you keep on doing exercises the mobility of the joints goes on increasing. The point of pain becomes the point of tension in a few days and gradually you can still go beyond this point without pain.
Constitutional, Developmental, and Corrective or Therapeutic.
They strengthen vital organs and increase their activity. They are not strenuous. Can be done by people of all ages and of all occupations. They include –
Selected exercises which could be done in twenty minutes with small rest periods are listed:
1. Toe Touching
Stand erect, feet together arm at side. Take a deep breathe. Raise head, breathe in deeply breathe out slowly as you go down. Touch the floor out side left foot, come up little and down again to touch floor between feet, and touch between feet once more. Come up and touch out side right foot. If you can not touch just move in that direction. Hold your breathe when you come up to the starting position. This exercise will strengthen your back and abdominal muscles. Start with 5 and go up 20 or more.
When the arches of the feet are flattened, the patient feels pain while walking. This can be congenital or. Congenital is seen in children an can be corrected by plaster cast. Acquired flat look normal, when held, but when the person stands up they get flattened. The foot points laterally when the child walks. The knee also points laterally, that means that the entire leg has rotated at the hip joint.
Breathing exercises are a great help in ‘retraining’ in breathing. We should be realistic in assessing the effect of these exercises:
Breathing should be relaxed. This way the opening of the airways is increased.
Clearing of the airways can be enhanced.
A patient will become confident that he can withstand breathlessness. He can also participate in normal day-to-day activities.
Both the energy value of food and the energy spent in daily activity are measured by calories or units of heat. Diets for gaining or losing weight are based on the amount of calories taken into the body in food and the amount of calories used up in activity. If people take in more calories than they use up, they gain weight. Special diets are prescribed for person suffering from certain diseases. For example, the healthy body needs sugar but a person with diabetes must not use sugar.
A swimming pool used to be a luxury, but not any more. Pools are coming up in bigger towns. Buoyancy makes you lighter so many exercises in pool are not possible outside. Water gives you upthurst, your weight reduces to 9/10. If your weight is 70kgms, in water your legs has to support only 7 kgs. Due to weak legs as in paraplesia or due to painful knees as in arthritis you cannot stand, probably you will able to balance, water will help you to do so.
For treatment of arthritis, rest and exercises play a great role if given discriminately. Rest when the condition is acute and there is a lot of pain. Exercise when the condition is chronic and the pain has minimised. We will deal here with three types of arthritis.
The consumption of barbecued meat, smoked pickled fish and alcohol and deficiency of magnesium and Vit A are related to gastric cancer. The increased intake for Vit. C and refrigeration has been postulated to be responsible for decrease in gastric cancer.
A comprehensive study made by National Cancer Institute, U.S.A. (NCI)estimated that 35% of all cancers, particularly in the United States, can be associated with dietary incluences. The main factor increasing colon cancer risk was too much dietary fat and too little dietary fibre.