Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike Review

Marcy RECUMBENT BIKEs Review

Understanding & Managing Age-Related Pains

We’re more likely to experience certain types of pain as we get older. Here’s what you should know.

As we get older, the wear and tear on our bodies start to add up. That wear and tear can lead to conditions like osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is caused by the breakdown of the protective cartilage between bones, resulting in the bones rubbing together causing joint pain. It affects some 27 million Americans 11.

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Review of the NAUTILUS T616 and Bowflex BXT116 Treadmil

Exercising has many health benefits, it not only help you to reduce or maintain weight but it also strengthens muscles, bones, joints, builds stamina, helps control blood sugar in type 2 diabetes and help to keep your heart muscles healthy

Walking is just as good as any exercise to accomplish all the above-mentioned benefits I know sometimes we boomers just can’t make time to walk for one reason or the other like no walking trail, not near to a park, or the weather and just can’t get to a gym. Maybe it time to consider a treadmill.

Treadmill in the privacy in your home or at her gym is a safe and convenient option that has the benefits of reducing the strain on your knee joints especially if it is placed on an incline, burning extra calorie and giving the added benefit of an aerobic workout.

Running or walking on a treadmill lowers the risk of you twisting the ankles falling less stress on the joints from running on hard asphalt or concrete and on uneven surfaces and you can even run in the night in the safety of your home.

Motivation and Convenience

Using a treadmill allows you to control the level of intensity of exercise you desire you have the ability to increase or decrease the level of difficulty by increasing or decreasing the simulated incline, and of course, your speed, allowing you to push your limits in a controlled environment. In addition, most machines have LED display that allows you to monitor not only your speed and distance but also your heart rate along with a reasonable approximation of the calories you’re burning. This factor keeps many people motivated by providing concrete numbers by which to measure their progress.

According to the journal of sports science, the same amount of energy used for running outdoors the same amount is required to run in doore so there is no edge where energy is concerned between indoor and outdoor running

Research has found that treadmills are a good and versatile to fit exercise in your daily routine. There is also a variety of programs just pick the one that suits you. There are some of the higher end models that come with the capability which enables you to watch videos or play music while exercising so your workout will be less boring.

Reason To do treadmill exercise

Walking or running on a treadmill is a great form of aerobic exercise which is good for overall fitness and good heart health This physical exercise alone is.  good for cardiovascular health prevents bone loss, helps lower blood pressure improves cholesterol levels helps with weight loss and increase muscle strength.

Exercising on your treadmill could help in reducing stress, boosting energy levels, and even helping you sleep better  .Being physically active doesn’t just improve your physical fitness, it also helps with mental wellness.

Using the treadmill you can change your routine so exercising doesn’t become monotonous you can change speeds or incline and if you have the higher end model that has built-in entertainment you can watch TV or a video.

Using the treadmill will help you to burn calories thus helping you to lose weight The faster you go is the more calories you burn. likewise increasing the incline will also enable you to burn more calories

Walking on a treadmill boils down to convenience and ease.  You can exercise no matter what the weather is on the outside and the time is to your choosing and with little or no problem you can start your exercise.

Recovery from stroke is quicker. Exercising on the treadmill helped improve the temporal as well as the spatial gait One study of recovering stroke patients found that exercise on the treadmill helped better than those that walked outdoors.

Knee Joints Are Strengthened

If the treadmill is set on an incline greater than 0%  will help to improve joint health this is found to reduce the internal knee-abduction movement responsible for cartilage degeneration.

This means there should be less cartilage loss over time on or off the treadmills compared to level ground walking exercise. This also makes walking easier on those who are obese or going through rehabilitation as this may reduce the pain of the exercise as well.

Treadmills

Now that we have seen the benefits of the treadmill lets look at a few of them.

The first one is the Nautilus T616

It has 26 exercising programs and includes caloric, distance  time weight control intervals performance training heart health and custom workouts

This machine calculates the fitness level of the user after completion of each workout.

It has a free app that runs through 19 locations with 27 routes in real time alongside people from all over the world.

Cushioning system for a smooth run

Folding system for easy storage when not in use.

LCD displays media in console speakers with an MP3 input port, USB media charging, and adjustable fan

Calories and goal tracker.

Nautilus T616 Treadmill Console

The specs were copied from the manufacturer’s  website

NAUTILUS T616 SPECS

  • Dimensions
  • LWH 77.2 x 35.2 x 57.6 in. (196 x 89.4 x 146.3 cm)
  • Maximum User Weight
  • 300 lbs (136 kg)
  • Assembled Product Weight
  • Warranty
  • Frame, Drive Motor: 10 yrs / Mechanical/Electronics: 3 yrs / Labor: 1

below is a utube video of the nautilus T16

This machine is rated 4 stars

The ProsNautilus T616 Treadmill

The machine is quiet

Good quality well made  sturdy worth the price

Top rated home treadmill well-placed controls space for water bottles etc

Cons

Heart rate monitor does not work within  15 – 25 feet of a turned on TV(It interferes with the HR monitor) It interferes with the HR monitor.

The HR monitor does not work on a very tall individual say 6ft  handlebars that measure heart rate are too low. When the incline ramp goes up it gets even worse. And when bending over to hold them my pulse is measured incorrectly. The Manufacturer is willing to fix the problems this machine needed a new monitor.

Folding the machine could be easier

Specs were copied from the manufacturer’s website.

9 Pre-Programmed WorkoutsBowflex BXT116 Treadmill

  • Up to 12 mph (19.3 kph)
  • 15% Incline
  • Durable 3-ply 2.5mm Belt
  • Easy SoftDrop™ Stowable Design
  • Syncs with Free Results Series™ App
  • Available for Apple iOS and Android devices 1
  • Bluetooth® 4.0 Compatible
  • Automatic 3-Speed Fan

Integrated Speaker Sound System

BXT116 TREADMILL PRODUCT SPECS

  • Dimensions
  • 84.6″ L x 36.3″ W x 55.2″ H (214.9 x 92.2 x 140.2 cm)
  • Maximum User Weight
  • 375 lbs. (170 kg)
  • Motor
  • 3.75 CHP
  • Maximum Speed
  • 12mph
  • Maximum Incline
  • 15>LT##/p##GT##
  • Belt
  • Durable 3-ply 2.5mm
  • Minimum Ceiling Height
  • User Height +16″ (41cm)
  • Assembled Machine Weight
  • 280 lbs. (127 kg)
  • Warranty
  • 15/15/5/5/2 (Frame/Drive Motor/Mechanical Parts/Electronics/Labor) Years

BXT116

PROS.

Good quality Machine and there are 4 different user memory you can also make your own program

Easy to use.

Feels like a professional treadmill (Gym quality)

CONS

The machine broke within a month.

Machine creaking  it is certified for 280 Lbs  creaking at 260lbs

These machines along with many others can be purchased at Amazon.

There we have it two of the top treadmill is physical fitness circles. Have you used any to these treadmills? What was your experience in using any treadmill please let me know. Leave a comment below and I will reply. Thank you.

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Lung disorders Diseases— maintaining good health

Lung Diseases Affecting the Interstitium

The interstitium is the microscopically thin, delicate lining between the lungs’ air sacs (alveoli). Tiny blood vessels run through the interstitium and allow gas exchange between the alveoli and the blood. Various lung diseases affect interstitium:

Interstitial lung disease is a collection of different lung condition affecting the interstitium. They are:-


Sarcoidosis

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Autoimmune disease

Pneumonia and pulmonary edemas can also affect the interstitium

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Review for Great Lakes Gelatin (Collagen Hydrolysate)

Great Lakes Gelatin, Collegen Hydrolysate

Great Lakes Gelatin, Collagen Hydrolysate, Unflavored Beef Protein, Kosher,
Great Lakes Gelatin, Collagen Hydrolysate, Unflavored Beef Protein, Kosher,

What is Collagen?

according to Healthline https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/collagen#section2

Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, accounting for about a third of its protein composition.

It’s one of the major building blocks of bones, skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Collagen is also found in many other body parts, including blood vessels, corneas and teeth.

You can think of it as the “glue” that holds all these things together. In fact, the word comes from the Greek word “kólla,” which means glue.

What Does It Do in Your Body?

There are at least 16 types of collagen. The four main types are type I, II, III and IV (1Trusted Source).

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Foods For Healthy Joints – Maintaining Healthy Bones and joints

maintaining healthy joints
Foods for maintaining healthy joints

In maintaining healthy joints it is important to consume the type of foods that will promote healthy joints. Unfortunately for us, our busy lifestyles do not afford us the time to eat properly so instead we just grab some fast food which in most cases does not contain the vitamins or minerals that our joints and bones need to be strong and remain flexible.

I have done some research and while not finding any particular diet that is good for the arthritic pain I have found some foods that we can add to our diet and some we can avoid, in doing so will help us keep our joints and bones healthy.

Foods to add to our balance diet

  • Nuts, Especially almonds and sunflower seeds These are the best source of vitamin E which can help protect the outer membrane of joint cells. Vitamin E also defends against free radicals which cause joint inflammation and cell damage.
  • Citrus and berries. Oranges juice which is a rich source of calcium, which grows and strengthen your bones. It also contains vitamin D which helps our body to absorb calcium and keep joint tissue healthy. Berries are a great source of vitamin C.

    Have more of Nuts fruits and vegetables
  • Apples are high in quercetin, which is an antioxidant that helps build collagen. Collagen helps make up cartilage which acts as a shock absorber in your joints and help prevent arthritis.
  • Salmon and other fatty fish that contain a high amount of omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 helps decrease the production of chemicals which spread inflammation to the joints. Also, other sources of omega 3 are olive oil and coconut oil.
  • Cherries contain anthocyanin which has natural, anti-inflammatory properties. Anthocyanins in cherries also help to maintain healthy levels of uric acid ( which in excess can be damaging to the body)

So while there is no special diet for joint health, it would be wise to add these foods to our balanced diet. I think that most fruit and vegetables are a good source of vitamins and minerals that will help in keeping our body healthy.

Foods to avoid in maintaining healthy joints

  • Sugars. Sugar does nothing for our health they are just empty calories that increase our blood sugar levels. One can also become addicted to sugar. Sugar also causes inflammation development and has a bad impact on our health.
  • Saturated and trans fats which are common in processed foods and some fast foods. These fats can cause high cholesterol which can lead to high blood pressure and heart attack.
    Pasrty
    Eat less  Pastry and bread.

Saturated Fat is generally considered to be bad for health because it raises the levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in the blood. LDL is a type of cholesterol that can clog the arteries and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

  • Trans fat is found in most processed foods containing partially hydrogenated oil, such as crackers, cookies, cakes, pies and snack foods. Stick margarine, shortening, coffee creamer, fast food, frozen pizza So stay away from these foods as much as possible.
  • Red meat and Dairy Even though red meat is a good source of Iron and vitamin B and dairy which is rich in calcium it is said excessive consumption of red meat and dairy can cause an inflammatory reaction. So it would be wise to limit our consumption.
  • Salts and sodium. This can be tricky to avoid that’s why it is so important to read labels and watch out for the salty snacks. Not only is salt not good for healthy joints but too much salt can lead to high blood pressure and that can lead to heart attack.
  • Cigarette and alcoholic beverages. These are not good for anything, they do not have any health benefits just the opposite they cause cancer and damage our liver. So try to stay away from these as much as possible.

    Alcohokic drink
    Keep away from Alcoholic drinks and cigarettes.

Lifestyle Changes

Following an anti-inflammatory diet which includes the foods listed above and any other nuts, and fresh vegetables, and fresh fruits and avoiding the foods that can cause inflammation.

Also, being overweight and obese is not good, it would be good for us to try to lose some weight. Arthritis pain can be intensified by excess weight, which can put substantial added stress on already overworked joints. Keeping our body weight within a healthy range can go far in providing joint pain relief.

Stress reduction both physical and emotional stress are linked to increasing physiological inflammation throughout the body.

So it is good for us to engage in some stress-reducing activities such as gardening or taking an easy walk or stretching these simply activities will not only bring down our stress level but also increase our daily physical activity, it can also help to bring down chronic levels of inflammation and ease pain or discomfort which is linked to irregular sleep a major source of physiological stress.
We can also add some easy exercise to our daily activities without adding extra time. Example while standing at our desk, table or kitchen counter, stand on the leg without holding on for a count of 30 ( but make sure something is within reach in case we lose our balance) then change legs do as many reps as you can.

We can also use leg weights, walk around with them on for about 15-20 minutes.
When sitting try to stand without aid (holding on to something example chair arms)stretch your arms out in front of you or hug yourself these two exercise helps to strengthen your legs.

Conclusion

Our bones and joints support our every move, and it is easy to take them for granted Our skeleton is a living tissue and needs a constant supply of vitamins and nutrients. And as we age we sometimes suffer from bone loss joint pain and inflammation. It is therefore very important that our bodies are receiving the proper nutrients that are needed to strengthen our bones and joints

I have left a link to some easy exercises from  Silver Sneakers Hope you enjoy them, if you do them often enough you will be amazed how the pain and joint movements will be much better

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to read this post, I do hope you found it  informative And should you have a comment or a question Please leave it in the space provided and I will reply

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