The key to healthly exercise is just that.Let’s take another look at why we should exercise so we can hold a green fitness key.Today I find that humans are far too sedentary, all too
often sitting in front of a computer by day, followed by
sitting in front of a TV at night. This lack of physical
activity causes emotional and physiological imbalances,
but we can change this by looking at how we exercise; improving your
fitness changes your chemistry, acts as a powerful antidepressant, promotes
mental clarity, and reduces the likelihood of cancer.
If you’re not happy with either how you look or feel about your weight,
then with correct guidance, you can break out of inactivity and be rewarded
by smiling at yourself whenever you see your reflection. I will guide you towards 4 green keys to health and tonight is fitness.
You can learn more about how and when you should
exercise, as getting the correct mix can extend your life.
When I am working at my clinic, I hear echoing around the walls: I am too
old to exercise, too old to work. Are you too old to exercise? Well, no one told
Jiroemon Kimura (born 1897) that he was too old. He passed away recently
at age 116, farming until he was 90 years old. Remember the Carry On films?
Well, did you know that Barbara Windsor carries on exercising in her late 70s?
You can find her in her gym wear keeping fit outside in Hyde Park.
Over 450,000 people in the USA and over 70,000 people in the UK risk total
knee replacement every year. Want to talk pain? Then talk TKR. What’s
worse is that it is unsuccessful 10% of the time, and you can even die from
having total knee replacement. Furthermore, the age for TKR is constantly
dropping. Why? Anybody want to hazard a guess? That’s right: obesity.
Now, this isn’t proven yet, but it is most likely the biggest cause.
So, what happens when you get fat? Ladies, take the ‘C’ off chips and you
know what you get! Guys, you put it on around the waist and lose sight of
your favourite toy! What you probably don’t know is that your knees are
loaded with up to four times your weight, so every extra stone (14 lbs) is
an extra four stone (56 lbs) on your knees – that’s why knees are so often
the first casualty with OA. If you want to know why the four times multiple
occurs, it’s because of leverage. Now, you are intelligent people, and you are
surely interested in health or you wouldn’t be here. So, why have you made
the decision to get arthritis? Made the decision to get lots of pain? Made
the decision to risk surgery and even death? It’s because much of the pain
associated with the pleasure of eating too much is too far away, and anyway,
going to the gym is a pain for most. We need to change the way we think
about exercise, and hopefully this chapter will go some way to doing that
Here’s some more cheery news: an in-depth study into retirement found
that men in their sixties are every bit as good at driving business than those
physically and mentally in their prime. In later life, prescriptive exercise is
more effort than swallowing a pill, but it is well worth it; in a nutshell, you get
less senility and less pain. Exercise weaves its magic, strengthening the heart,
releasing more neurotransmitters for cell communication, boosting BDNF
for improving neural connections in the brain, aiding metabolism, improving
blood flow, stimulating toxic disposal systems, and strengthening bones.
This next fact gets me out running in howling gales and rain: current research
in Sweden shows that exercise alters the way genes work in the tissue that
stores fat, and changes in adipose tissue storage sites were measurable even
with just two workouts a week. Epigenetics has always fascinated me since
studying biology, and this is the study of how chemical alterations will
change how genes work in a cell. This allows us to fine tune our body to a
Exercise alters this process in muscle cells and improves how sugar is
processed. Furthermore, adipose tissue (fat cells) is an organ in its own right, producing active chemicals that have profound effects on the body. In
this tissue, 18,000 markers were found on 7,663 genes! This is leading to a
greater understanding of why exercise helps fatty tissue do its job properly,
which means that as we get older, we don’t have to have such a lumpy,
bumpy body. This smooth body needs a good structural support.
The most important motorbike race of the year to Japanese manufacturers is the Suzuka 8 hour race in Japan. Winning this race is especially important to Honda.
The winners this year were Leon Haslam and Michael Van Der Mark, both of whom recently came to Nicky Snazell’s Pain Relief Clinic for treatment. Michael was able to attend for more sessions of treatment than Leon, and Michaels rapid recovery following a crash at Monza has been commented on by the TV media. Michael broke four bones in his foot and on returning to Holland was advised that all that he could do was rest for 8 weeks.
Fortunately Leon knew of our clinic and he got Michael to fly over for treatment with us and he walking pain free after just 3 treatments and then racing at Donington the following weekend.
There is a good chance that Michael would not have been able to race at Suzuka without our breakthrough technology helping him.
Leon & Michael won the race for Honda with their riding skills, and just a little help from us.
Michael Van Der Mark suffered four fractures in his left foot following a crash at the Monza World SuperSport Motorcycle race on 12th May. He returned to Holland where he was advised to rest for at least 6 weeks. Leon Haslam, also in the Pata team, got Michael to fly to the UK for treatment at Nicky Snazell’s Pain Relief Clinic.
Just one week after the crash and after only three MBST treatments, Michael was walking around pain free. Due to other commitments Michael was only able to complete four of the required nine MBST treatments, but he was able to ride at Donington the following weekend, where he was catching the leading group until he crashed.
At the Portimão round on 9th June he not only caught the leading three, but got into second place and looked like he could possibly win. The TV commentators noted that he had recovered very quickly from his Monza crash to top form.
We have recently taken delivery of our second Open 700 MBST machine. The Open 700 is the latest generation technology and currently only three machines are available in the UK. (more…)