Saturday, September 30, 2017


• Exercises should be done sensibly - warm up slowly before exercising vigorously.
• Exercise is only dangerous when it is forced upon us suddenly and when we are not rationally prepared for it.
• Exercise upon rising each morning or midway in between meals. Never exercise just before or just after a meal.
• The best place to exercise is in the open air, exposed to the sunshine.
• Exercises are best done lightly clad – in this way you receive a sunbath, an air-bath and exercise simultaneously.

-Kevin Hinton

Exercises for Play and Exercise for Purpose
It has been well said that exercises that are performed routinely and unthinkingly are almost valueless and become a boring drill.
• Find your space and fill it with movement that touches every part.
There is no need to listen to what someone else has to say about your movements – move according to your own rhythms.

Henry David Thoreau said - “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears; however measured or far away"
Unfortunately nearly all occupations force us to act one-sidedly.
• They cause some parts of the body to become too relaxed or weak while other parts are too tender or hard.
• This causes the stronger parts to pull the weaker parts out of shape.
• When this happens they function imperfectly
An exercise program should be simple and capable of performance by all people without undue difficulty.

-Kevin Hinton

It seems as tho the topic of EXERCISE has popped up and so lets devote a few posts to this.
Of all the adjustments that can be made toward better health - it seems as tho 'exercise' is one of the ones that is promoted - sometimes above other factors.
I will take as my thesis, Chpt 5 in my book...A Lifestyle for Health and Happiness
“Life is Activity”
Better to hunt in fields, for health unbought,
Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught,
The wise, for cure, on exercise depend;
God never made his work for man to mend.
John Dryden
Exercise is simply a normal biological requirement along with food, relaxation, sunshine, fresh air, pure water and a positive mental attitude.
Therefore, like these other biological requirements, it is part of a natural lifestyle.
However, our attention should only focus on exercise after we have provided the body with the best nutrition available.
Exercise is for everyone – young, old, male, female - and it is not necessary to have special apparatus or access to a gymnasium.
The purpose of exercise is to:
1. Achieve normality of the body structure and function.
2. Accelerate the flow of blood, lymph and nerve force.
• Exercise activates the tissues.
• It assists the metabolic processes of anabolism and catabolism - the building up and breaking down of tissues.
• More blood flows into a tissue when it is active than when it is resting.
The best exercises are those that train the body and mind to co-ordinate their actions to the highest degree.

-Kevin Hinton

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