Category Archives: post surgery

How Exercise (Probably) Saved My Life

Today I’m turning over my blog to my friend and boss (yes, those two things can go together), Andrew Schulman. I’ve been saving this to post now at the beginning of the year. I think it’s a good, positive story … Continue reading

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The Number 2 Reason for Exercise

Poop. Yes, I’m going to write about poop, a subject most people don’t give too much thought to. When I started climbing I thought a lot about it. Mountaineering distills life to it’s most basic elements: food, water, the need … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Surgery

This post is for my good friend Andrew. Andrew just dodged a couple of HUGE bullets. He went in for surgery last week for pancreatic cancer. It was found early while checking for a congenital heart problem. Amazingly, it turned … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Weekend from Life-Cise

Here in the US, we’re in the middle of Memorial Weekend – important for three things. Most of us think first of barbecues! In backyards and parks all over the country families and friends are getting together (assuming the weather … Continue reading

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Static Stretching

Researchers at University of Limerick have found that static stretching is more effective at improving hamstring flexibility than dynamic stretching, involving gentle swinging. The study looked at athletes with lingering hamstring stiffness after otherwise recovering from an injury. The static … Continue reading

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Prostate Cancer Blog

In tuesday’s New York Times, Dana Jennings has a column on post-op strategies for prostate surgery, based on his own experience with an aggressive form of prostate cancer. He gives excellent advice for anyone about to have surgery of any … Continue reading

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Tightness

Pauline, this post is for you…. Many of us experience tightness of various areas of our bodies from the surgeries and radiation that we undergo. We pay plenty of attention to it at first, doing our daily stretches. Of course, … Continue reading

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After Surgery

Just a reminder to those of you recovering from surgery or with a surgery coming up. After surgery, do not begin any stretching or exercising until you gotten the OK from your doctor. This is especially important for breast cancer … Continue reading

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Water

Since the Labor Day weekend, I’ve been in Michigan, swimming and windsurfing every day. Having a chance to swim in fresh water (always better than a chlorinated pool, in my opinion) has reminded me of just how excellent water exercise … Continue reading

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Benefits of Strength Training

When muscles work against a greater than normal resistance, they get stronger. Strength training, resistance training, and weight training are all terms for this type of exercise. As your muscles work against the resistance, over time, they adapt and become … Continue reading

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