The Action is Hot Lungs –Part 2 of 3
Harrison’s Better Breathers second speaker, Kinestiologist Aaron Norton, specialist in ‘Energy and Movement’ followed Leah Werner, Dietitian Harrison Medical Center in speaking to the crowd of pulmonary patients, COPDers and caregivers in the Rose Room at Harrison Silverdale last Wednesday.
Aaron works as an exercise coach at Sub base Bangor for the Navy and Marines to be “Mission Ready” and brought to us by Mei-Lin who is Harrison’s coordinator for the series of cardiopulmonary rehabs Harrison is establishing throughout Kitsap County.
Capri, a program I attended over a decade ago is now under the Harrison Medical Center umbrella for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. I hope the program includes a maintenance program and has – at least – one recumbent elliptical machine – great for lung patients with hip issues. The program should include water workouts for exceptional flexibility, strengthening and aerobic.
Aaron was born with asthma and had childhood exercise induced asthma until he gradually, over a two-year period worked himself through it and over it. Aaron’s asthma is long gone and he teaches exercise, Mission Ready’ Energy and Movement’ to Navy and Marine men and women.
NOW I understand how my young Norwegian cousin, Malin managed to get over her exercise-induced asthma – she exercised through it!
Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely –
I failed to meet the SMART Principle. My goal of beginning a self-supported recumbent trike tour for COPD – 5 June – two weeks before the 2011 American Lung Association’s Big Ride Across American began didn’t get off the ground..no left foot to the pedal rotation..
The Big Ride Cyclists left Seattle today.
I was Specific, the intense water workouts beginning 1 February showed Measurable improvement in my left hip and leg and whole body. Attainable – Yes! (Most people do not believe I can or will make this ride) Realistic -Yes. (The issue is that my left hip will still not do a full forward pedal stroke. The issue is that my bone on bone left hip joint will not let my leg fully rotate – yet. Timely – No. The fact is I cannot pedal my regular trikes. I can get on them now, can lift my left foot on the pedal and can do a half rotation with the pedal pendulum, but cannot carry it over. Yet. Now I have a trike to use – the recumbent hand cycle trike - and will work toward leaving here on it NEXT 5 June 2012 – NEXT year..a heartfelt thanks to a great recumbent trike shop in Florida for the pedal pendulum tip ..more later.
Thank you, Aaron! It was a shock to see my personal physical goal predicament easily explained right there on the screen.
…Part 3 of 3 tomorrow… thanks for reading…Sharon O’Hara
Sorry for the poor photos…
Part 3 of 3 tomorrow… thanks for reading… Sharon O’Hara