July 19: Exercise and Aerobic Threshold

We were not able to record all of Dr. Nielsen’s forum this week due to technical difficulties.  We are hoping to have everything sorted out before next week’s forum.  Thank you for being patient with us here at the Nielsen Clinic.  However, below is a quick summary of what Dr. Nielsen spoke about.

This week Dr. Nielsen spoke about Exercise and Aerobic Threshold.  Before thinking about exercise, ask yourself one thing: What excites me? or What am I passionate about?  When you know what excites you and what you are passionate about, then do that activity 5 days a week for 20 minutes a day.  If you can only afford to do your chosen activity for 5 minutes, then DO IT!  5 minutes is better than nothing!

Dr. Nielsen continued to say that before you can do anything, you must first have a plan.  Make a plan tonight, and start getting some physical activity in tomorrow!  If you like to dance, make a plan to dance tomorrow!  If you like to bike, make a plan to bike tomorrow! 

Dr. Nielsen continued to explain an easy way to stay within your aerobic threshold.  When you are exercising and you are able to maintain a conversation with your exercise partner, then you are within your aerobic threshold.  If you can no longer carry on that conversation, then you have exceeded your aerobic threshold.  You can also know your target heart rate by subtracting your age from 220.

Next, Dr. Nielsen showed us some great and easy exercises you can do in your own home.  All you need is 10 minutes and a towel!  These exercises are easy to do and are a full body work out.  If you would like to learn these simple exercises, please come visit us, and we will demonstrate them for you.

The 5 Tibetan exercises were also recommended by Dr. Nielsen.  Below is a video of the 5 Tibetan exercises for you to view.