31 responses to “Covid-19 – a possible strategy [updated]

  • Torticolis – FranceSays

    […] at work, sit less and spend less time online. In the meantime, thanks a million to my friend Meeka for sharing a wonderful video of stretches to help correct forward head posture, along with much helpful info about COVID-19 on […]

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  • Widdershins

    I make myself get up and dance to at least 10 songs throughout the day … so that’s about 30-ish minutes of great aerobic and fun exercise … I have a 50’s/60’s rock-n-roll (the real, and only, as far as I’m concerned, rock-n-roll πŸ™‚ ) playlist (of several hundres songs) and bop my socks off! πŸ˜€

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  • MELewis

    Thanks so much for sharing these videos, Meeka! The neck posture one is especially valuable to me as I’m suffering quite a bit from neck/shoulder tendonitis at the moment. Funnily enough, I also have a Dad who believes that exercise is a cure for everything. A friend of mine who wore glasses from the time she could walk still remembers him telling her she should exercise her eyes! πŸ˜† But he is (touch wood) in good health at 87 and he definitely passed on the exercise bug to me, for which I am grateful.

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    • acflory

      Hugs to you and your Dad. πŸ™‚ I’ve never enjoyed exercise per se, but I’ve always been active so I know first hand how valuable movement can be, both physically and emotionally.
      I’m glad the neck exercises are good for you. I have neck and middle back problems and I find they help me sleep without medication.
      Stay well. πŸ™‚

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  • insanitybytes22

    Kind of funny, I learned a lot about health from vets. Often the first thing we do with animals is try to get them up and moving around. All these years later, we’re starting to understand that the same rule often applies to people. In hospitals, even right after open heart surgery, nurses try to get people up and moving about right away. Pneumonia is one of the risks of being bedridden for too long, of not clearing out your lungs.

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  • CarolCooks2

    Mmmmm a pretty scary outcome if ventilated…Be well and stay safe, Meeka xx

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  • Remembering Lives

    I wonder how people with diseases like cystic fibrosis are coping. I hope they are taking good care of themselves through all this.

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  • Remembering Lives

    Yes I watched Chris Cuomo today too. I thought it all seemed pretty sensible advice. My father died of pneumonia. My son has had pneumonia. Apparently it was on my medical records that I also had it, as a child. It is so important to stop fluid settling in the lungs I believe. It was a great reminder that we need to keep moving.

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    • acflory

      Gah…thanks for sharing that. This video may be of help:

      I’ll update my post in a sec so everyone can see it. The purpose of these exercises is to improve posture – computer slump – but as soon as you try them, you realise they /also/ open up the lungs.

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  • Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    A lot harder for us who are already chronically ill – it drives me crazy when we’re left out of instructions, because of course we don’t matter.

    I’m going to try a trike ride after a nap, but they always cost me a lot the next days. I do it anyway, just to get out of the apartment in a safe, approved way. But I have to force myself every time. I don’t know what I need those resources for, and my writing has been very labored lately as I try to force it, too.

    I get there, but sometimes wonder if it’s worth the considerable effort. “What else do you have to do?” you ask. And that’s the point. Nothing I care about.

    Hard to move about in those cubicle hospitals they’re setting up. Hard to find the motivation when your fever’s well over 100Β°. Hard when they don’t want you wandering around possibly contaminating others.

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    • acflory

      I know what you mean, Alicia, but I think the exercises only have value /before/ things get bad enough for hospitalisation.
      This is a video on posture, esp. for people who use computers a lot. The thing about these very gentle exercises is that they open the lungs. Plus they can be done multiple times a day with very little energy expenditure. The Offspring & I are both doing them:

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