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Forum: General Discussion 05-08-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
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Thanks, Erica. Very glad that you love your hand...

Thanks, Erica. Very glad that you love your hand warmer. How thoughtful of your kids to get it for you. I always wear knitted mitts in the winter when I'm in the house. For me the Reynaud's is...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,147
Posted By eam531
What Erica wrote!!!! It sounds to me like...

What Erica wrote!!!!

It sounds to me like you have a classic case of chilblains, brought about by the frostbite. It is amazing how many doctors (GPs and internal medicine) are unaware of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,532
Posted By eam531
I'll be 66 this month. ITA with Carol. Any...

I'll be 66 this month. ITA with Carol. Any weight that I felt I needed to lose has come thru monitoring food intake. I am not a stress or emotional eater, and the food I eat is very healthy. But...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By eam531
1. Yes (type 2 diabetes on both sides of our...

1. Yes (type 2 diabetes on both sides of our family). My brother has type 2 diabetes which came on in middle age.

2. Yes. I've made healthy eating and consistent exercise a priority since my...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,307
Posted By eam531
While I have not been as active on VF as some of...

While I have not been as active on VF as some of you, this is a really nice community, and I'm glad it's here.

I agree with what others have said: fewer new releases on DVD by exercise...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,056
Posted By eam531
What Tanja and Firm Dancer said. If I do...

What Tanja and Firm Dancer said.

If I do Leslie's walking workouts without thoroughly stretching my hip flexors afterwards, it makes them so short and tight. Leslie's post-workout stretches are...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,132
Posted By eam531
Body Fuzion: ...

Body Fuzion:

https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/body-fuzion/n12112

And SNL's parody of the Shake Weight fitness gadget is comedy gold, but maybe NSFW:
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Forum: General Discussion 12-16-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,938
Posted By eam531
Read Jim Fixx's book The Complete Book of Running...

Read Jim Fixx's book The Complete Book of Running way back when it came out in the late 70s. Got some shoes, started running (plodding, actually, but I loved it.)

Then in the early 80s, while...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,142
Posted By eam531
I've been doing almost nothing but Jane Fonda...

I've been doing almost nothing but Jane Fonda workouts since March. We got a TRX suspension trainer a few months ago, too, which I use for a few exercises. But mostly it has been Jane.

I do...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,108
Posted By eam531
I use these Joya Toes (https://joyatoes.com)...

I use these Joya Toes (https://joyatoes.com) spreaders.

To me they seemed less cumbersome than Yoga Toes.

I like them a lot; they make my feet feel good.
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,407
Posted By eam531
I did this until I realized it was fruitless to...

I did this until I realized it was fruitless to buy stuff I would do once and give away.

If I loved the originals, I should just DO the originals.

The workouts and yoga routines I do most often...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,524
Posted By eam531
Ditto! One of my favorite "fitness" books is...

Ditto!

One of my favorite "fitness" books is Mastery by George Leonard. It isn't about exercise. It's about the process of how to attain mastery of something, whether in fitness, the arts, or...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,717
Posted By eam531
Like Jackie, I almost never use DVDs. 99% of...

Like Jackie, I almost never use DVDs. 99% of what I use is on YouTube.

I only have 12 DVDs now; all are yoga. 2 are by David Swenson. The others are individual DVDs by different teachers.
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Forum: General Discussion 08-21-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 73
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Posted By eam531
I am on low doses of HRT, per my gynecologist. ...

I am on low doses of HRT, per my gynecologist. She gave me a bunch of studies to read and I decided that it would work for me (no breast cancer in my family).

One of the big lessons about...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 31,836
Posted By eam531
A personal friend of ours died of COVID here in...

A personal friend of ours died of COVID here in NY state. As did her sister and her mother. All within a month. My husband was close to her--he had known her since high school--and he is...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,204
Posted By eam531
I really do understand how the very strong way...

I really do understand how the very strong way that some instructors chant the Adi Mantra could be jarring. Especially if you're used to hearing it chanted more gently.

There is a mantra called...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,204
Posted By eam531
These instructors are no doubt from the...

These instructors are no doubt from the "kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan" school. Which Ravi came from, too, before he went his own way.

In my kundalini yoga teacher training class, all...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,585
Posted By eam531
Gentler yoga practices. No power yoga or any...

Gentler yoga practices. No power yoga or any kind of striving to attain 'advanced' postures, because I find that often comes from ego, speaking for myself. I like practices from the Sivananda...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,403
Posted By eam531
Two huge thumbs up for Yoga Zone, especially...

Two huge thumbs up for Yoga Zone, especially Conditioning and Stress Release. Simply wonderful. Alan Finger's cueing is so good that I would often do the routine without looking at the TV screen. ...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,990
Posted By eam531
Since 1979. I hated gym when I was kid--had no...

Since 1979. I hated gym when I was kid--had no aptitude for organized sports, which is what gym classes seemed to emphasize.

Thanks to Jim Fixx's book, I started with running, then in the early...
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