Friday, September 21

More oxygen, please!

For the whole week, I feel dizziness and lightheadedness that never happen before. After 3 days of uncomfortable feeling, I decided to seek for doctor advice. And as what I expect, it is low blood pressure (my family history is more to high blood pressure, that makes me wondering where this 'low' comes from,huhu).

So, after some reading, I realized that my heart and lung do not work hard enough to pump all the 'essential things' (blood, oxygen etc) needed for my brain, kidney and all to work as normal as it is. "Now you know brain why you feel dizzy all the time, because you don't get enough oxygen. Go and find them!" said me to my brain...hehe

Ok,ok let us ask this heart and lung to be more productive. It is to ensure I can focus on my work and my life. But how?

1. Eat salty food - checked, I will eat salty egg, salty fish and ikan pekasam in every meal.
2. Drink some caffeine - checked, I have a coffee in my pantry, I will make sure I finished it.
3. Exercise more - checked too, still looking for my skipping rope. Huhu or else I can do these exercises :

Walking: Beginners should start by walking 5 to 10 minutes at a time gradually increase up to at least 30 minutes per session.
Squats - Low BP exercise
Keep the feet shoulder-width apart and the back straight. Bend the knees and lower the rear as if sitting down in a chair, keeping the knees over the ankles. Tips: Practice squats with a chair to master this move. First, sit all the way down in the chair and stand up. Next, do not sit on the chair; barely touch the chair's seat before standing back up. Finally, graduate to doing squats without a chair.
Lunges - Low BP exercise
Take a big step forward, keeping the spine straight. Bend the front knee to approximately 90 degrees. Keep weight on the back toes and drop the back knee toward the floor - but do not let it touch the floor.
Push-ups - Low BP exercise
Face down, place hands slightly wider than a shoulder-width apart. Place toes or knees on the floor, creating a smooth line with the body, from shoulders to knees or feet. Keeping rear-end muscles and abdominals engaged, lower and lift the body by bending and straightening the elbows, keeping the torso stable throughout the move.
Abdominal Crunches
Abdominal crunches - Low BP exercise
Begin by lying on your back with feet flat on the floor and palms supporting your head. Press your low back down. Contract abdominals and raise first your head (tucking your chin slightly), then your neck, shoulders, and upper back off the floor. Tips: Perform crunches with your feet off the floor and knees bent. This technique may help you avoid arching your back; it also engages your hip flexors.

Simplified pushups for beginners

Wall push-up
Wall push-up Low BP exercise
It dramatically reduces the pressure on the arms, upper back and abs. Stand closer to the wall, it is easier to perform, but remember; it's still important to be aware of the body alignment. As once gain strength and confidence, move the feet slightly further away from the walls to make the workout more challenging. Feel free to consider moving knee style push-ups once the initial strength has increased.
Knee push up
Knee push up - Low BP exercise
Reduce the lifting load by about 50% for the same exercise, but do it on the knees. Keeping a straight line from neck to torso is still important, so please pay attention to correct body alignment when performing a workout. Feel free to consider moving to actual push-ups once strength and confidence have increased.
These low blood pressure exercises can strengthen muscles and nerves, which in turn helps to prevent sudden blood pressure variations. However, be cautious when practicing to do not change positions suddenly does everything slowly.
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So, brain, are you feel more  comfortable now? It is time to chase the oxygen, daaaa