MISSION STATEMENT: Welcome to my Blog! My goal with this blog is to inform and to inspire my sixty plus readers! You are never to old to exercise! Keep moving! All opinions, thoughts and statements are mine based on 69 years of living! Injuries and surgeries past and present will be discussed! If I recommend a product or a lifestyle change it is something that I myself have used or have experienced! All nutrients and supplements I recommend may appear to be harmless but please check with your MD! Some may interfere with your current medications! This blog will be ongoing! Posts will be made when I feel I have worthwhile opinions, thoughts and statements! I may go back and review past posts to make changes if I feel necessary! Before undertaking any exercise routine please check with your health care provider!






Monday, September 23, 2013

CHEST PAIN

I had a peculiar chest discomfort all day Sat, even contemplated going to the hospital. It was not an across the chest pain, there was no pain in my arms or shoulders, no shortness of breath. I realized the pain was located almost at the intersection of my two surgical incisions made during my bypass surgery, tender to the touch. It finall y subsided. Then this morning I realized what probably caused the discomfort: the exercise known as "dips." That is where you hoist yourself up between two parallel bars, elbows at 90 degrees and you raise to 180 degrees and lower yourself back to 90 degrees, repeat, a great tricep and shoulder exercise. The exercise puts pressure exactly on the spot where the discomfort was located. I realized this as I was doing them this am. Remember: I don't recommend self diagnosis, if you have any prolonged chest discomfort please notify your physician or call 911!