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Household Fitness in the New Year

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Start off the new year with fitness as a lifestyle. Use healthy movement and body positioning as you go about all your daily activities.

David from Belgium trains balance first thing



Ivy from New Zealand uses a half squat to functionally strengthen her legs and prevent back pain while making the bed.






See - Bending Right is Fitness as a Lifestyle.



Feeding the dog.
How often do you bend around the house in a day?
See - How Good Would You Look From 400 Squats a Day - Just Stop Unhealthy Bending

and full squat, see - Save Knees When Squatting


good lunge with front knee over foot.
See - Strengthen Legs Without Knee Pain - Standing Lunge



full squat for chores with feet facing the same direction as knees, and both heels down




A Thai villager sits straight, getting nice hip stretch, and keeps ankles straight
- see Unhealthy Yoga Ankles











Our friend MomPon is relative to the abbot of the Muay Thai Monks on Horseback near the border of Myanmar (Burma). We stayed with her during the time we spent at the monastery. She sits straight and comfortably in full squat to get things for dinner from her garden, then to wash dishes in her kitchen. We do the same when we help. She stands straight with chin in to reach overhead to get tamarind fruit from her tree, see - Change Daily Reaching to Get Ab Exercise and Stop Back and Shoulder Pain.



Our friends, the elder Thai ladies, sit straight while they watch a parade - Healthy Sitting


 

A hill tribe mother stands straight without rounding forward or leaning backward from the weight of her baby -
Healthier Carrying - Get Free Ab Exercise and Stop Pain
and
Healthier Backpack Carrying to Get Better Exercise and Stop Back Pain

 

A villager takes his children for a fun ride, while sitting straight. See how a reader fixed upper body pain from biking in Freed From Pain, He Rides Again

 

Sitting straight to wash the kids.

 

I gave these villagers soap bubbles for their baby. They played for hours.
Enjoy life, laugh, and share good times.


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M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.

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