We are all guilty of it, the perfect excuse, “I don’t have time”.
If we really think about it, we clearly always have 24 hours in a day.
Isn’t it more of a matter of what we choose to do with our time?
Or how we organize our time?
We like to do what we like.
When it comes to Fibromyalgia or any chronic pain condition or disease, making time for things can help you deal
with your pain better.
Taking time to relax
– if you are constantly on the go, how can your body relax and recharge?
Taking time for yourself
– if you neglect yourself you will probably end up sick and rundown.
Taking time to eat properly
– if you eat junk, how can your body keep up it’s immunity? It’s like putting oil in the gas tank.
Taking time to de-stress
– stress on the body is like smoking or eating bad food
– find a way to reduce your stress, we humans are sometimes our own worse enemy
– (pick up your free copy of Relieving Body Pain From Disease Naturally for stress relieving tips)
Taking time to organize chores such as cooking and cleaning can save pain
– instead of doing it all at once, spread it out
– have family members help
If you prioritize right, you could be successful in every area in life instead of getting caught up and existing in
all those little things in life that don’t really matter and neglecting those things that do.
Lets take Farmville, what’s up with that? If you spend all your spare time planting in Farmville you could be neglecting your real life needs such as food, exercise, posture, bills, or family time you can’t get back. Computer games like Warcraft have caused divorces and introduced new addictions.
We will even put peoples lives a stake just for a “text call”. I am concerned about children’s (and a lot of adults) kidney health the way they “hold it” for hours sometimes or “they will die in the game!”. Why do we neglect our own need of staying healthy for something that means so little in the real world? We are all guilty of it in some way.
Steve Covey explains!
Check out the new articles on muscles and tendons:
Tendon length is practically the discerning factor where muscle size and potential muscle size is concerned
Example: A man with a 1 centimetre bicep tendon will have greater potential for muscle mass than a man with a longer tendon (Interesting, I didn’t know that but it explains why I don’t have muscle mass.)
– bodybuilders generally, but not always have short tendons
– joins one bone to another
Here is a video on tendonitis:
– is a fibrous tissue that connects bones to other bones to form a joint
– the do not connect muscles to bones, that is the job of tendons
-also known as articular ligament, aricular larua, fibrous ligament or true ligament
– refers to a band of tough, fibrous, dense, regular connective tissue bundles
– ligament are viscoelastic
– they gradually lengthen when under tension and return to their original shape when the tension is removed
– *** however, they cannot retain their original shape when stretched past a certain point for a prolonged period of time
– one reason why dislocated joints must be set quickly, if the ligament lengthens too much the joint will be weakened and prone to future dislocation
– double-jointed refers to people with more elastic ligaments which allows them to stretch and contort further
– medical term for double-jointed persons is hyperlaxity
– a broken ligament can cause instability of the joint
– if surgery is needed, it can repair a broken ligament
– if it can’t be fixed, Brunelli procedure can correct the instability
– instability of a joint can lead to wear of the cartilage and eventually osteoarthritis
– capsular ligament are part of the articular capsule that surrounds synovial joints and act as mechanical reinforcements
– extra-capsular ligaments join together and provide joint stability
– intra-capsular ligaments provide stability but permit a far larger range of motion
– cruciate ligaments occur in pairs
– athletes, gymnasts, dancers and martial artists perform stretching exercises to lengthen their ligaments to make their
joints more supple
Cartilage is a type of dense connective tissue.
– composed of cells called chondrocytes which are dispersed in a firm gel-like ground substance called the matrix
– is avascular (contains no blood vessels) and nutrients are diffused through the matrix
There are over 600 muscles in your body. Incredible aren’t you?
These muscles are served by nerves which link each individual muscles to the brain and spinal cord.
Muscles – 3 types
1. Skeletal Muscles – voluntary
Attached to tendons, (or Apo neurosis in a few places) to effect skeletal movement
Males are made up of 42% skeletal muscles
Females are made up of 36% skeletal muscles
2. Smooth Muscles – involuntary
Found within walls of organs and structures such as:
– blood vessels
– arrector pili in the skin (controls erection of body hair)
**This reminded me of the drug Lupron, it definitely affected my arrector pili because the hair on my body was standing on end for weeks when I was in anaphylactic shock from the drug. How interesting to finally find out why. Check out this article on Lupron:
The drug Lupron landed up in my muscles and organs and caused unbearable pain. I don’t know if it is because I have Fibromyalgia but in my body it caused severe body pain for months on end. It also affected the cardiac muscles (heart rate 41 bpm) as well as skeletal and smooth muscles.) Indeed, very interesting to see a connection.
3. Cardiac Muscles – involuntary muscle
– more akin in structure to skeletal muscles
– found only in heart
A display of “strength” (e.g. lifting a weight) is a result of three factors that overlap:
Physiological strength – muscle size, cross sectional area, available cross bridging, responses to training
Neurological strength – how strong or weak the signal is that tells the muscle to contract
Mechanical strength – muscle’s force angle on the lever, moment arm length, joint capabilities
– contrary to popular belief, the number of muscle fibers cannot be increased through exercise; instead the muscle cells simply get bigger
– muscle fibres have a limited capacity for growth through hypertrophy and some believe they split through hyperplasia if subject to increased demand