Help on how to feel better quickly

@knicnax (2234)
Philippines
November 21, 2010 8:00am CST
I've been exercising with a friend constantly for 4 days straight. My body ached for the first few days, but now I'm not that sore. However, I'm about to get sick. I woke up at 2:45 am this morning because I'm supposed to attend a vigil for Christ the king. It ended at around 10 am and I slept for 4 hours. For this day, I barely got 8 hours of sleep and now I have the colds. I have work tomorrow and we'll still continue working out, so I need to get better soon. I have this goal of reaching my desired waist line by december. Help!
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@toniganzon (51715)
• Philippines
21 Nov 10
Don't push yourself too hard or you might regret it in the end, getting to sick and not being able to obtain your desired figure. Anyway, you have to deal it in a more relaxed manner. Take vitamins, vitamin C a lot of it but don't go beyond 1000mg, vitamin E for your skin and other health supplements. Never skip this while stressing yourself too much. During your free time, take time to meditate, you can lose weight by doing that too and try yoga exercises for relaxation and losing weight too.
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
22 Nov 10
Yoga exercises. I don't know of any. And as far as I know, there are a lot of types. Can you recommend a website or describe some exercises I can do?
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
21 Nov 10
I agree with many here who say to take it easy, don't push yourself, for your body needs rest to fight off your cold. As for your desired waistline, I understand and I do have a wonderful and healthy way to help you in this. Both cinnamon and vinegar are fat burning and natural and honey is great for sore throats. 1/2 an hour before breakfast and 1/2 half an hour before bedtime, make a tea with a cup of water, tablespoon of honey, tablespoon of vinegar, and a teaspoon of cinnamon mixing well. This not only is good for your cold, but it does help trim your waist. Hope you're feeling better soon..:)
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
22 Nov 10
I love tea! especially earl grays. Would that be ok? using earl gray tea, adding honey vinegar and cinnamon? Also, what kind of vinegar should I use? we have the white one and apple cider. I think apple cider would work better. don't you think?
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• United States
22 Nov 10
Both vinegars probably would work, but for taste, I'd go for the apple cider vinegar..I also used rice vinegar one time when we ran out of the apple cider and it was not too bad, because the honey and cinnamon does help the taste... I never mixed mine with another tea like Earl Gray, but I guess it wouldn't hurt. :)
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@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
23 Nov 10
Ok. I'll try this when I get home later. I wasn't able to try yesterday because I was so tired when I got home. I don't think the vinegar will agree with the earl gray, but like you said, honey and cinnamon will counter balance it. Oh I hope it tastes good. If it does I'll bring some vinegar, cinnamon and honey to work.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
21 Nov 10
You still have a couple of weeks to go before December arrives. Try to lessen on the carbohydrates but, if you can't change your menu so easily, you have to spend more time working out. If your focusing on reaching a desired waist line, you better focus on work outs that would target that area. Sit ups are usually the typical workout that you might hear but, try to put some variety in to it. While doing the typical sit up, if your hands are behind hands are behind your head, try to reach your left knee with your right elbow. Do that a couple of times and the same count with your left elbow reaching your right knee. It would not only get your abdominals toned, it would also hit your love handles. If your at the office and on a break, sit at the edge of your seat. Feet should be together and parallel to your knees. With your back straight and hands on your knees, try to bring your chest out and then pull it inward, making your head bow a bit. If you are doing it right, you should feel it not only on the chest and back but, on your abdominals and your lower back. Well, those are for reaching your desired waistline. With the way you spent on not getting enough sleep. You should just rest and take the appropriate medication. Rest and lots of fluids. Increase Vitamin C intake and avoid colder places while not letting perspiration dry on you.
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
22 Nov 10
Wow! Thanks for the suggestion. I like the exercise you mentioned about when I'm at work. Since 10hours of my day is at the office, this is great. Though I'm not sure if I got it right. I have a few questions to clarify the exercise: 1. Which edge of my seat are you talking about? The edge nearest to my back (meaning my whole but and a part of my thighs are sitting) or the edge nearer to my stomach (meaning only a part of my butt is sitting)? 2. When you say my feet should be parallel to my knees, Im' just like in a regular sitting position. My legs are straight. Knees folded 90 degrees? 3. bring chest out? out where? far from my knees? There. I hope you can answer as soon as you can. I'm intent on doing this exercise right. Thanks :D
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
22 Nov 10
Hahahah, sorry if I wasn't that clear (^_^") For your first question, the edge of the seat that I was pertaining to would be latter part that you have mentioned, only a part of your bottom being seated on the edge of your seat. On the knee inquiry, your knees should indeed be folded at about ninety degrees yet, not all chairs are adjustable but, I think it'll still have the same effect, I suppose. Lastly about the chest, by bringing your chest out, your shoulders would be shifting backwards and you should feel the tension happening at your spine. And when you pull your chest in, your shoulders shifting forward, you should feel tension on your abdominals. You can actually just look online for any exercises that you can actually do while you're having a break at work.
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@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
23 Nov 10
Great! I'll try this every day. This way, even if I can't work out at night cause I need to rest my colds, I could still have a little exercise, aside from using the stairs! haha! Thanks! You've been a great help!
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• India
22 Nov 10
I think it is natural to get pain, but if it unbearable, better to rest, never over do any exercise, give gap of few days.. Thank you so much for sharing. Professor. . Cheers have a great day ahead. God bless you. Welcome always.
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@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
23 Nov 10
Yup. I actually expected the pain. It's the colds I'm worried about. I'm giving myself 2 days to rest and feel better, after that, It's back on track for me :)
@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
22 Nov 10
i think your body need a rest urgently... you had been pushing it too far by exercising so hard and not having enough rest... even a machine needs a rest... if you keep on using it, it can get heated up and break down eventually... the same goes for your body... please treasure it as it is your greatest asset... take care and have a nice day...
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@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
23 Nov 10
I guess you're right. I've been trying to get rest. especially yesterday, but I wasn't able to because of the hassle I went through just to get home. I hope I can rest today
@huqh123 (182)
• China
22 Nov 10
yes,i see that you want to lose weight and maybe want to be a slim girl. haha, yes, exercising is a good habit. but i think now you need to relax yourself and have a good rest. you know,health is more important. keep your natural weight and shape. you know, not eating too much. keep your habits you will reach your goal of desired waist line. could you let me know your desied waist line?
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@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
23 Nov 10
24inches to 26 inches would be great. I'm currently a 29inches but I buy pants and shorts that are one or two sizes bigger cause my butt can't fit the size 29 pants! Also, low-waist pants and shorts are in fashion, so most lower body garments for sale now are low-waist or hipsters.
@MasonM (107)
• United States
21 Nov 10
Sleep is very important. Lack of sleep can make you sick and not very productive. You should decide what your top priorities are, a few inches isn't worth losing your job. Theirs only so much one person can handle at one time.
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
22 Nov 10
I won't lose my job. That's for sure. My productivity isn't that down. :) thanks for the concern
@sjlskl (3384)
• Singapore
21 Nov 10
If you are sick, it is advisable to take a rest. Forcing yourself to workout while you are sick will only lead to a bigger problem. Take a rest, must sure you recover before continuing. A day or two off the regime won't make much of a difference anyway.
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@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
22 Nov 10
My motivation for exercising is to just remove a couple inches from my waist, which makes my motivation really weak cause I'm not that fat and am atleast contented with my current figure. Though I am really getting bigger, everyone's saying so. That's why I think it's time to start exercising. Stopping will just make me lazy again. haha. I know, i know, my mind isnt properly set.
• Philippines
21 Nov 10
Changing to an active lifestyle should be step by step. You need enough rest, eat right, and exercise just right. Sometime we excise to much that we forget that our body have limits. It need time to rest. Time to adjust on how we work.
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
22 Nov 10
I guess the lack of rest is what's killing me. I've been trying to juggle everything into a day that it already compromises my health.
@louievill (18966)
• Philippines
21 Nov 10
Exercise is a good thing but you must also know how much your body can take. If you feel something is not right then by all means do not force your body to continue, Another thing before going into a strainous activity make sure that you are physically and mentally prepared, like taking vitamins and getting enough rest otherwise it will defeat the whole idea of why you exercise in the first place. Also take into account the weather, people tend to get sick more at this time of year especially when exercising. Good luck
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
22 Nov 10
I agree with you, especially on the weather part. I'm the type of person who gets colds when the weather changes. It's my allergic rhinitis! I hate it! I'm not a vitamins person but I'll try to get some :) Thanks for the advice