The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4111163
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
23-Jun-21 - 11:38 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
I've completed 2 weeks of the short daily exercise sessions using strap-on sensors (thigh and calf) as part of the Hinge Health program made available through my insurance program (the BC/BS part from the university - I don't know if any Medicare support companies use it). I can feel a difference, and it is easy enough to operate. I use their app on my phone most often but the kit comes with an 8" tablet (this one by Lenovo) that has the app pre-loaded. I guess I have a new tablet since I generally do it with the phone. The exercises address already problematic joints - knees, hips, elbows, shoulders (hence the name "hinge.") I joined because of the hip above the replaced knee. I don't really want to have to do another big surgery like that if I can avoid it. Anyway, I give more detail because for all of is it might be worth looking into. The sensors calibrate to the phone each time they start up, everything is rechargeable with standard micro-USB (phone type) plugs. You connect with a PT who monitors your work and have monthly conversations, more if needed.

Meanwhile, the newly repaired and laid-out hoses worked as needed in the garden this evening, the tomatoes, eggplant, okra, and peppers are set for a few more days of heat. I still haven't mowed the front yard, I will eventually.

I still need to take down the tattered patio cover and put something else up. And who knows - I'll look into the cost of a new insulated sliding glass door. That would be a total joy, and make the rest of the work go faster to enjoy the restored look of the patio. I'm thinking this project can come next after one I hope to finish by fall. Ducks lined up and all of that.

Linn has been posting almost daily photos out of her back window for several months, and I have to admit that her current summer shots are the most lush and happy to look at. If I fix the patio, it will have a better look, should I choose to adopt a project like that. (Every time I look at her woods I think about how my woods compare out my back door.)