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recent articles about Feldenkrais in the media

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The New York Times

The Daily Telegraph

SenseAbility

new classes begin in April

Not many people know about the Feldenkrais method yet, but now it is starting to be recognized in North America. The chapters in Dr. Norman Doidge's The Brain's Way of Healing, have positioned it with therapies on the leading edge of modern neuroscience. (Even though it has been around for for more than 50 years).

 

Last fall an article in the New York Times talked about Feldenkrais in the context of chronic pain. The February issue of SenseAbillity has articles related to chronic pain and a short video of Fariya Doctor, my colleague in Niagara.

 

The Daily Telegraph in the UK has an article with a cheeky title that acknowledges the difficulty many have with remembering and pronouncing the name "Feldenkrais". In European circles it is much better known as an effective way to learn better physical function.

 

More of us could soon be moved to use the F-word

 

"The breath-movement technique Feldenkrais is going mainstream."

See the article in The Daily Telegraph.

 

Looks like stretching? It is not! It is learning about how slow easy movement experiments can increase your range of motion without strain or struggle. That's why they are smiling.

We are all natural born movers. Somethings we do with great ease and pleasure, but some ways we need to move are no fun. Some seem completely impossible for you except in your dreams.

 

The good news is that you can learn to transfer what you do well into the areas that are awkward or that could use improvement.

 

To transfer that movement knowledge you have to know what it is you do that makes a pleasant movement enjoyable. Most of us don't have that kind of awareness - we just do it.

 

The Feldenkrais Method is a way of learning that awareness of how we use ourselves. You learn to notice ways in which you hamper yourself with crossed signals. You even get better at the things you are already good at.

Here info about current Awareness Through Movement classes.

Seniors class

Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre

Getting down on the floor and getting up again. It gradually becomes possible. If it is possible it can get easier. If it is already easy it can become elegant.

 

Fridays 12:15 ot 1:15 pm

Starts April 6 for seven weeks

Register in person at the 55 Plus Centre or by phoning

Adult class

St. Paul's United Church

Everyday mobility. Walking, running and stairs.

Everything becomes easier as your learn to engage the muscles in better sequence and better distribution of effort.

 

Tuesdays 7 to 8 pm

Starts April 3 for 7 weeks

Fee is $70 or Drop-in $15

Register 345-6209 or

[email protected]

A private lesson is the best way to learn about how Feldenkrais approach can help you improve movement in ways that recover past abilities and learn new possibilities. New movement patterns can teach you how to reduce pain. Phone me or email for an appointment.

Oliver Reimer is a certified Feldenkrais Teacher and a member of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America

 

807-345-6209 [email protected]


Have taken some workshops & gone to many of Olivers lessons love how one can recognize to what's going on in the body by listening.

My WORD for the Year LISTEN!

Have a wonderful day.  Anne

FEMALE HEART ATTACKS

Posted on January 6, 2018 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

An ER nurse says this is the best description of a woman having a heart attack that she has ever heard. Please read, pay attention, and SHARE..........

 

FEMALE HEART ATTACKS

 

I was aware that female heart attacks are different, but this is the best description I've ever read.

 

Women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms that men have ... you know, the sudden stabbing pain in the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the chest & dropping to the floor that we see in movies. Here is the story of one woman's experience with a heart attack.

 

I had a heart attack at about 10:30 PM with NO prior exertion, NO prior emotional trauma that one would suspect might have brought it on. I was sitting all snugly & warm on a cold evening, with my purring cat in my lap, reading an interesting story my friend had sent me, and actually thinking, 'A-A-h, this is the life, all cozy and warm in my soft, cushy Lazy Boy with my feet propped up.

 

A moment later, I felt that awful sensation of indigestion, when you've been in a hurry and grabbed a bite of sandwich and washed it down with a dash of water, and that hurried bite seems to feel like you've swallowed a golf ball going down the esophagus in slow motion and it is most uncomfortable. You realize you shouldn't have gulped it down so fast and needed to chew it more thoroughly and this time drink a glass of water to hasten its progress down to the stomach. This was my initial sensation--the only trouble was that I hadn't taken a bite of anything since about 5:00 p.m.

 

After it seemed to subside, the next sensation was like little squeezing motions that seemed to be racing up my SPINE (hind-sight, it was probably my aorta spasms), gaining speed as they continued racing up and under my sternum (breast bone, where one presses rhythmically when administering CPR).

 

This fascinating process continued on into my throat and branched out into both jaws. 'AHA!! NOW I stopped puzzling about what was happening -- we all have read and/or heard about pain in the jaws being one of the signals of an MI happening, haven't we? I said aloud to myself and the cat, Dear God, I think I'm having a heart attack!

 

I lowered the foot rest dumping the cat from my lap, started to take a step and fell on the floor instead. I thought to myself, If this is a heart attack, I shouldn't be walking into the next room where the phone is or anywhere else... but, on the other hand, if I don't, nobody will know that I need help, and if I wait any longer I may not be able to get up in a moment.

 

I pulled myself up with the arms of the chair, walked slowly into the next room and dialed the Paramedics... I told her I thought I was having a heart attack due to the pressure building under the sternum and radiating into my jaws. I didn't feel hysterical or afraid, just stating the facts. She said she was sending the Paramedics over immediately, asked if the front door was near to me, and if so, to un-bolt the door and then lie down on the floor where they could see me when they came in.

 

I unlocked the door and then laid down on the floor as instructed and lost consciousness, as I don't remember the medics coming in, their examination, lifting me onto a gurney or getting me into their ambulance, or hearing the call they made to St. Jude ER on the way, but I did briefly awaken when we arrived and saw that the radiologist was already there in his surgical blues and cap, helping the medics pull my stretcher out of the ambulance. He was bending over me asking questions (probably something like 'Have you taken any medications?') but I couldn't make my mind interpret what he was saying, or form an answer, and nodded off again, not waking up until the Cardiologist and partner had already threaded the teeny angiogram balloon up my femoral artery into the aorta and into my heart where they installed 2 side by side stints to hold open my right coronary artery.

 

I know it sounds like all my thinking and actions at home must have taken at least 20-30 minutes before calling the paramedics, but actually it took perhaps 4-5 minutes before the call, and both the fire station and St Jude are only minutes away from my home, and my Cardiologist was already to go to the OR in his scrubs and get going on restarting my heart (which had stopped somewhere between my arrival and the procedure) and installing the stents.

Why have I written all of this to you with so much detail? Because I want all of you who are so important in my life to know what I learned first hand.

 

1. Be aware that something very different is happening in your body, not the usual men's symptoms but inexplicable things happening (until my sternum and jaws got into the act). It is said that many more women than men die of their first (and last) MI because they didn't know they were having one and commonly mistake it as indigestion, take some Maalox or other anti-heartburn preparation and go to bed, hoping they'll feel better in the morning when they wake up... which doesn't happen. My female friends, your symptoms might not be exactly like mine, so I advise you to call the Paramedics if ANYTHING is unpleasantly happening that you've not felt before. It is better to have a 'false alarm' visitation than to risk your life guessing what it might be!

 

2. Note that I said 'Call the Paramedics.' And if you can take an aspirin. Ladies, TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!

 

Do NOT try to drive yourself to the ER - you are a hazard to others on the road.

 

Do NOT have your panicked husband who will be speeding and looking anxiously at what's happening with you instead of the road.

 

Do NOT call your doctor -- he doesn't know where you live and if it's at night you won't reach him anyway, and if it's daytime, his assistants (or answering service) will tell you to call the Paramedics. He doesn't carry the equipment in his car that you need to be saved! The Paramedics do, principally OXYGEN that you need ASAP. Your Dr. will be notified later.

 

3. Don't assume it couldn't be a heart attack because you have a normal cholesterol count. Research has discovered that a cholesterol elevated reading is rarely the cause of an MI (unless it's unbelievably high and/or accompanied by high blood pressure). MIs are usually caused by long-term stress and inflammation in the body, which dumps all sorts of deadly hormones into your system to sludge things up in there. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know the better chance we could survive.

 

A cardiologist says if everyone who sees this post would Share or re-post, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life.

 

*Please be a true friend and SHARE this article to all your friends, women & men too. Most men have female loved ones and could greatly benefit from know this information too!

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MAYO CLINIC -DRINKING WATER

Posted on October 31, 2017 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

MAYO CLINIC - DRINKING WATER

 

 

A cardiologist determined that heart attacks can be triggered by dehydration. Good Thing To Know. From The Mayo Clinic. How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything before going to bed because they'll have to get up during the night?

 

 

Heart Attack and Water - Drinking one glass of water before going to bed avoids stroke or heart attack. Interesting

 

 

Something else I didn't know ... I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor: Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc.) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.

 

 

Correct time to drink water... Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!

 

Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:

 

2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs

 

1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion

 

1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure

 

1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack

 

I can also add to this... My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg

 

cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.

 

 

Mayo Clinic on Aspirin Dr. Virend Somers is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic who is the lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, When the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.

 

1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night. The Reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life"; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.

 

2. Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest; for years. (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).

 

 

Please read on.

 

Something that we can do to help ourselves - nice to know. Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets. Why keep Aspirin by your bedside?

 

 

It's about Heart Attacks -There are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently. Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack. The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep. If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water. Afterwards: - Call 911. - Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by. Say "heart attack!" - Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins. - Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and DO NOT LIE DOWN!

 

 

A Cardiologist has stated that if each person after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life could be saved! I have already shared this information. What about you?

 

 

Do forward this message. It may save lives!

 

"Life is a one-time gift" (Let's forward and hope this will help save some!)

 

Post Workout Nutrition importance

Posted on July 19, 2016 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Post Workout Nutrition and Shakes for Muscle Gain and Fat Loss

 

What shakes would i take to increase growth? If you do not provide your body with the proper post workout nutrition, you will not see the muscle gains and fat loss that you want.

 

While exercise is essential for gaining muscle and losing fat, it does place physiological stress on the body. When you exercise, the muscles’ fuel resources have been depleted and minor damage has occurred. This means that your muscles need repaired and replenished. Of course, the damage and depletion allow your muscles to adapt, as long as you only allow your muscles to be in this state for a short period of time.

 

Exercise tears down your old, less adapted muscles so the body can build more functional muscles. This process is often referred to as remodelling. However, unless you provide your muscles with the right materials, they will not be able to remodel themselves.

 

What should the goals of your post workout meal be? Your post workout nutrition should focus on accomplishing the following:

 

 

Reduce the muscle protein breakdown that exercise causes

Reduce fatigue and muscle soreness

Reduce cortisol levels after workouts

Replenish depleted levels of muscle glycogen

Enhance overall post workout recovery

Increase protein synthesis within the muscles

One of the best ways to make sure your body is getting the post workout nutrition it needs is to start drinking protein shakes after your workout. Protein shakes with whey protein offer many benefits. If you are not convinced that whey protein shakes are a great choice, here’s a closer look at the benefits of whey protein, how protein shakes enhance results, the continued importance of macro and micro nutrients, and other helpful post workout information.

 

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The Benefits of Whey Protein

 

Protein is the building block of muscle, which is why it is so essential to fuel your body with protein after a workout if you want to see muscle gains. Exercise causes muscle protein breakdown, which means you need to replenish protein to increase protein synthesis within your muscles. One of the best ways to get your protein is to consume whey protein, which is easily consumed in a shake. Why choose whey protein over other protein options? Here are just a few of the benefits why protein has to offer.

 

Benefit #1 – Increase Strength and Size

 

One of the main benefits of whey protein is its ability to help you increase your strength and size. Research has shown that individuals taking whey protein have enjoyed great increases in muscle strength and fat-free mass. Whey protein can be especially beneficial when consumed both before and after a workout for muscle gain.

 

Benefit #2 – Reduce Hunger

 

If you are trying to lose fat while working towards muscle gains, you may be cutting your calories. Whey protein can help you achieve your goals, since it helps to reduce hunger. Studies have shown that consuming whey protein can reduce the levels of the hunger hormone for several hours. It’s common to feel hungry after working out, so a whey protein shake offers a great way to reduce hunger and stick to your nutrition plan.

 

Benefit #3 – Improve Your Immune System

 

Keeping your immune system strong and healthy is important when you are working out hard. Strenuous workouts have the potential to negatively impact your immune system by reducing glutathione levels. When you supplement your diet with whey protein, it helps to keep glutathione levels from plunging so low, which helps to keep your immune system strong. This can also help to reduce the impact of strenuous exercise on your gastrointestinal and nervous systems as well.

 

Benefit #4 – Preserve Muscle and Lose Fat

 

If your goals are muscle gains and fat loss, whey protein can help you to preserve muscle while losing fat. Studies have shown that adding whey protein to a reduced calorie diet can help you preserve muscle and lose body fat. In some cases, people trying to lose fat cut calories and the body begins to turn to muscle for the energy it needs. However, when you add whey protein to the mix, the protein protects and preserves your muscles while allowing you to lose extra body fat.

 

Benefit #5 – Fast Digestion and Bio-Availability

 

While many different forms of protein are available, whey protein offers an excellent choice because it can be digested quickly and it offers excellent bio-availability. If you consume protein like chicken or steak, it takes time for the body to break down the food so it’s available to your muscles. You don’t have this problem with whey protein. It’s quickly available to your muscles, which makes it an excellent form of protein to use when you’re choosing a protein source for your post workout nutrition.

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Ibuprofen, sold as Motrin and Advil

Posted on June 14, 2016 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

This is scary.  I have been using Advil for a long time for pain.  Just recently chosen to bare the pain & try more topical remidies.

I know one of my daughters uses motin.   

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Importance of Exercise & hydration

Posted on April 3, 2016 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)

IN THE NEWS

 

Exercise may slow down the brain's aging by 10 years

Long-term observational study shows that cognitive abilities are maintained longer by adults who practice regular physical exercise.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/exercise-may-slow-brain-aging-by-10-years-in-older-adults

 

Drinking More Water May Help Your Diet

New reseasrch finds that drinking just 1 per cent more water can reduce total daily calorie consumption, in particular the intake of sugar, sodium and cholesterol.

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_157636.html

 

Exercise May Extend Lives of People With COPD

Any amount of moderate to vigorous physical activity can reduce the risk of dying after hospitalization for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, says Harvard study.

http://www.webmd.com/lung/copd/news/20160318/exercise-may-extend-lives-of-people-with-copd