Physical activity and spending time outdoors keep us healthy ...

@kiran8 (15398)
Mangalore, India
May 11, 2011 11:01am CST
Regular exercise does help a lot and also spending time outdoors amidst nature . I have seen the positive change in my own relative who was a chronic asthmatic.He started doing regular yoga besides going for walks and taking an interest in outdoor activities like playing golf and swimming . Now he seems perfectly normal.He used be perpetually suffering before ,with wheezing and chest congestion, which has all but disappeared now. So, physical activity and spending time outdoor keeps our system like a well oiled machinery by keeping most of the health problems away ! Friends , Please add your views ...
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@jennyze (7045)
• Indonesia
12 May 11
Well, I read or heard somewhere that people lives longer when they moves a lot. I guess that's the easy explanation why older generation lived longer because they constantly had to do things in their homes and works that they were so healthy and lived longer.
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
12 May 11
Hi jenny, thanks a lot for your response I too feel the same way, the older generations were very hard working and so they remained fit and healthy right until their last days..All the best and happy mylotting
@jennyze (7045)
• Indonesia
13 May 11
I guess we should start living like in the old days, where household chores were all done with hands or feet, not using any machines....
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
13 May 11
I agree with that. In my house I hand wash the clothes and also do most of my housework and I feel really good about it. But during the good old days people worked in the fields , grew their own vegetables and did all the work . Added to that there was no electricity and any of the modern gadgets, so they had a healthy lifestyle living close to nature ...
@dpk262006 (56591)
• Delhi, India
12 May 11
Hi Kiran! I agree with you that physical activity is imperative and if we do not go for a walk or do not go for daily light exercise, we will be in trouble. Our life style has become sedentary and we have become accustomed to comforts of AC etc. and do not feel like moving without a vehicle, however, we forget that not going for physical activity could prove costly for us. I try to do daily exercise and walking because mine is desk job, which does not allow much moment to me.
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
12 May 11
Hi deepak, I completely agree with your views ! Physical activity is imperative and especially so once you start working and get into a routine where physical activity decreases. At that stage one has to make special efforts to remain active . It is good that you go for walks and do some exercise, I guess it is essential for all of us ...thanks a lot deepak and enjoy your evening
@dpk262006 (56591)
• Delhi, India
13 May 11
I wish there could be more physical activity, else we could be in trouble.
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
13 May 11
Yes you are absolutely right ! It happens with many who have a desk job and when they realise the negative effects sometimes it is too late. We had a neighbor working for Accenture , barely 42 years old - he put on so much of weight and never bothered about exercise. Finally he had a heart attack, thankfully he dint die but now he has been detected with a number of other complications in his system ...So it is better to take precautions !
@kalav56 (11502)
• India
11 May 11
I used to go for long walks Kiran because I did feel good and a doctor said that women should walk a lot during and after menopause. Unfortunately I have a severe skin problem on myfeet and my walks virtually have stopped for the past 2 years. Recently, I am using another oil for my feet and have decided to resume walks. Let me hope to be consistent because after 3 days today my feet are itching and are horrible. I fully agree with you that physical exercise keeps the blood flowing and makes us energtic and fresh.
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
12 May 11
Hi kala, I am so very sorry to hear about your problem. Haven't you consulted a physician about it ?I hope the new oil treatment is helping you and you are able to resume your walking.How is the itching now? did you walk today and how do you feel? I guess once you get used to it, things might become easier. I too used to have knee pain and couldn't sit on the floor, it was after I underwent an operation 6 years ago on my kneecap when I feel and the ligament was torn. Most people discouraged me saying that I will never be the same and will never be able to walk properly and also bend and sit on the floor. But I was determined and now I am able to do all of them. Most of the time people scare us unnecessarily and when initially there is some negative impact, we tend to think others are right. Of course we have to know our limits and do what ever is feasible...thanks a lot kala, hope all fine with you, take care
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
13 May 11
Kala, I had heard about some treatment for Psoriasis. In fact I asked a relative who was suffering from this complaint, he used to have it all over his hands ,palm etc ;, all the time itching . He took some health food called herbalife which according to him was excellent. He has been completely cured now. But , I guess there are different manifestations of this complaint so ot may require different kind of medication...Monsoon is on its way another month or so , after which you might feel better
@kalav56 (11502)
• India
20 Oct 11
Thanks a lot Kiran for teh BR. A Br , first thing in the morning really is very exciting.
@vasumathi (438)
• India
18 Oct 11
Of course physical activity keeps us healthy and fit enough. Our outdoor activitied should be done nature admired area. If we are doing the physical activities in the polluted areas, there is no use at all. our health will be spoiled in the polluted areas.
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
19 Oct 11
Hi vasumathi, as of now most metro cities in India come under the category of polluted areas and there is very little choice for the population.The only option is to look for a spot which is relatively free of topic and where there is at least some green cover..Thanks a lot for your response and enjoy your evening
• United States
18 Oct 11
i agree that spending time outside helps to keep people healthy i really do wish that i had more time to spend outdoors i love to go on streneous hiking trails and going on long walks when i exercise outdoors i tend to feel less stressful and have a more positive attitude i like the clean fresh air scent but when it turns cold outside it is hard for me to force myself to go outside and do physical activities because i do not like the cold weather
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
27 Oct 11
Hi cowgirl, I dont understand how I missed our post, am really sorry for the delayed response.. Thanks a lot for sharing your views I too love outdoor activities especially going on treks and camping.It makes you feel so alive....I dont mind the cold weather, in fact if it is a matter of a few days would actually enjoy it!..
@allknowing (72601)
• India
16 May 11
For proper blood circulation - our life line - one needs exercise and outdoor activity. Activities like gardening, walks, outdoor sports, swimming could contribute to this to a large extent. And those who cannot they could go for physiotherapy and yoga.
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
19 Sep 11
Hi allknowing, thanks a lot for your response Any kind of exercise is good for us. In fact, if we can do the housework which in itself is very good for keeping fit.Sweeping and swabbing the floor , hand washing clothes, gardening are all good for keeping fit ...
@swtpareek (651)
• United States
13 May 11
I am one of those people who wake up late in the morning. But yesterday only I got up early morning and went on for walk followed by some exercise. It was such a beautiful experience since the breeze was so much pleasant and there was so much peace and calmness all around. Moreover I didn't feel dizzy throughout the day which I usually felt most of the days. Now I am planning to follow this routine for all coming days too.
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
13 May 11
Hi swtpareek, I too feel that waking up early and going for a walk or doing some light exercise has a lot of health benefits ! The only problem is that I too find it very difficult to wake up too early and once I am up I get immersed in house work .I wish I could wake up an hour earlier and go for a walk or do yoga !I hope that you are able to follow the routine of waking up early and reap the benefits from it , all the best
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
12 May 11
Yes kiran I agree regular exercise keeps body fit. Especially for aged persons it is a tonic.As for myself after rising from the bed I feel pain in my hole body. I regularly do some light exercise. After exercising I feel much better. I feel fresh and no pain. So everyone should do some exercise every day to make free from diseases.
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
13 May 11
Hi bhanu, thanks a lot for your response I agree !Many people have this pain in joints when they wake up in the morning or after resting for a while. But when we walk around for a while it slowly disappears! Exercise is essential for everyone and it has many health benefits - all the best and enjoy your evening
@leateagee (3667)
• China
12 May 11
true, physical activity will make us healthy but its a case to case basis so better consult your doctor first. People who are suffering from other pulmonary diseases are not even allowed to do any household chores. So, we should also know how much physical activity can we do. I love to walk, run, jump but not the exercise people say. I mean I can walk as far as I can. I run slowly but longer. I can jump rope for quiet a number. But now I can't do all the same because I have an asthma. Sometimes, when I exert a lot of physical activities which I used to do, I can't breath and had to stoop forward and catch some air. That was troubling me so I consulted my physician. I was advised to rest and slow down. Walking 30 minutes a day but not one time is good. I walk around when its cool. The weather should be cool and not too windy so I won't catch any allergens or else, I'll just do it at home. hehehe. Life is good so I take care of myself. You should too!
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
13 May 11
Hi leateagee, I suppose that is true! Each individual has to make sure that what exercise one wants to do is suitable for ones age, constitution and general health.But, again I have seen people who have been really ill and were unable to sit or walk around come back to normal in a matter of few months after doing yoga and other forms of breathing exercise - thanks a lot and happy mylotting
@CRIVAS (1819)
• Canada
12 May 11
I know what you mean. All winter long, my children constantly get sick. Then the warmer weather comes, and they spend a lot of time outside. Because of the time they spend outside, their immune systems strengthen and they rarely get sick. I have also found that I myself feel a lot more energetic during the warmer months, the more time I spend outside, the better I feel.
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
13 May 11
Hi CRIVAS,Yes what you say is true ! The more time we spend outdoors the healthier and more energetic we feel !In fact it also makes you feel positive about life in general. thanks a lot for sharing your views and all the best
• India
12 May 11
Kiranji I agree with you , it is kind of overhauling for our body, which is a complicated machine, i can't play out door games, but i love to walk in the roof top and hall, till i get tired , hope you are fine busy with your gardening.. Thanks for sharing Cheers. God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. .
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
13 May 11
Hi Professorji, thanks a lot for sharing your views As we grow older we have to adjust our exercise routine depending on the state of our health and other factors. But , exercise is necessary for everyone regardless of age - It is nice to know that you enjoy your roof top walk. I am busy with gardening, more work now since it is summer which means more frequent watering and also cleaning which is to be done on a day today basis - thanks a lot and all the best
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
12 May 11
For me yes plus you drink herbal medicine you get all healthy in and out.
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
13 May 11
Hi ebuscat, I am not sure about herbal medicine, is it necessary to be taken daily ! Exercise is of course necessary for everyone to remain fit ...thanks a lot for your response
@in212857 (67)
• India
12 May 11
yes they do keep us healty even a small bit of meditation say for every 5-10 mins every morning can be of great help
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
13 May 11
Hi in, thanks a lot for your response I agree that even a little exercise is better than no exercise ! thanks a lot and happy mylotting
@mansha (6301)
• India
12 May 11
Yes,Regular exercises does benefit a lot, it may be nature walk, jogging, running anything. I have noticed it helps me de stress too. I enjoy long walks but at times I don't get time as my kids are small and O often get tired after the house work. But whenever I can , I take out time and go for walks. I love walking to a near by park which has a duck pond and watch the ducks dive, its the best therapy there is.
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
13 May 11
Hi mansha, thanks a lot for your response I agree that exercise and walking does help us de stress ! Gardening too has the same therapeutic effect , it really calms you and de stresses you ! all the best and happy mylotting
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
12 May 11
Yes, i agree. Physical activities especially those requires us to be under the sun, are good for us. Other than sweating it out, improving blood circulation, we are absorbing vitamin D from the sun as well. That's one reason i don't mind myself getting a little tanned because it adds on the glow for my skin. On top of that, exercising outdoors is a great way of treating cold and flu, though it's not recommended by doctors.
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
12 May 11
Hi Sanitary, thanks a lot for sharing your views I too like being out in the sun or atleast outdoors in my garden doing odd jobs.There have been times when my back and hands have got not just tanned but charred .Now I limit my activities to evenings only .. all the best and happy mylotting
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@ANIME123 (2473)
• United States
11 May 11
Yes it does, but I really don't like going outdoors and I have not been doing my exercises. I guess that I am getting lazy, but it is good so that someone can stay in good shape and so that they won't have to visit the doctor and can save a lot of money that way.
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
12 May 11
Hi ANIME,When a person is young, fit and active exercise doesn't seem that important!But as you grow older it is very essential to remain active and be fit otherwise one can have complaints like BP, Diabetes, Hypertension etc etc....so,it is always better to remain active and as you rightly point out also save a lot of money - thanks a lot for sharing your views and all the best
• Philippines
11 May 11
regular exercise is essential for our health regardless of age, there are lots of ways we could do our own exercise, we just need to find out whats fits with our lifestyle or health condition.
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
12 May 11
Hi,thanks a lot for your response I completely agree with that. we have to find out our limitations and chalk out a exercise program that is suitable for our age , life style and physical capability - all the best and happy mylotting
@anil02 (3535)
• India
11 May 11
Hello Kiran. Regular exercise is a need of every one is present time. In present time our life style not have any physical work.If some one have health problem than by it he can cure and a healthy person keep fit and active with regular exercise. I have problem of parapaligia the treatment is exercise. I know but I cannot spare time for. My priorty is to look after my family. In coming days when I feel free than I will start exercise.
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
12 May 11
Hi anil,You must do whatever you have been advised by the doctor, that is priority and I am sure that your family will agree with you. Hope at least now you will seriously take up whatever you have been asked to do for parapaligia.Just found this article on line http://www.medfriendly.com/paraplegia.html I wish you all the best and happy mylotting !
@katieh (151)
11 May 11
Gentle exercise is good for almost everyone - but if you have a chronic illness like asthma, you do have to be careful and start slowly. It's true, it doesn't have to be Olympic training. Just a bit of gardening and hanging the washing on the line will help. The fitter you are, the better your body can cope with its other problems.
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
12 May 11
Hi katieh, thanks a lot for your response It is always good to be active and lead a healthier lifestyle.Even an asthmatic patient should be active and it is actually beneficial for them.Any activity is better than no activity - all the best and happy mylotting