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Living proof that you shouldn’t :
‘Don’t take life too seriously’
Rippling his muscles and flashing a toothless grin a former Mr Universe known as the ‘Pocket Hercules’ celebrates his 100th birthday.
And what has been the key to long life for the super-fit centenarian who has battled poverty, a stint in prison and a minor stroke – not taking life too seriously.
The diminutive Manohar Aich, who is 4ft 11ins tall, overcame many hurdles to achieve his body building glory.
Born in the small town of Comilla in Bengal, he was attracted to exercising and building his muscles when as a schoolboy he saw a group of wrestlers in action.
After leaving school in 1942, he joined the Royal air force under India’s British colonial rulers and it was there that he began his relentless pursuit of body building.
Encouraged by a British officer named Reub Martin, who introduced him to weight training, Aich earned praise for his physique from his peers in the air force.
Some years later, however, he was thrown into prison when he protested against colonial oppression.
He said: ‘It was in that jail that I began weight training seriously. This helped me prepare myself for the world championship.
‘In jail I used to practice on my own, without any equipment, sometimes for 12 hours in a day.’ Continue reading
I’m not sure about you, but I hear more complaints about back stress and injuries than any other. Sounds like a no brainer then to strengthen that area and learn pain coping skills if needed.
A guide to a strong and flexible back. Includes 5 tips for an ergonomic work station, 10 back exercises, and suggestions for coping with back pain.
You or someone you know has a bad back. More than 80 million Americans suffer from some form of back pain, spending billions of dollars every year seeking help and relief. Most back troubles are mechanical – that is, related to the arrangement of muscles, ligaments, disks, and bones that make up the spine. There is a lot you can do to keep your back strong and supple and avoid debilitating pain.
How to have a healthy back
Watch how you work. If you spend a lot of time at a desk or keyboard, you can take simple steps to work more comfortably and keep your back healthy. Here are some basic guidelines for an ergonomic office work station.
1. Keep good posture. Your back should be straight, with your arms and shoulders relaxed. Don’t rest the telephone on your shoulder.
2. Use a proper chair. Find one that is stable and adjustable, with a seat at least 15 inches deep and 18 inches wide. When you sit at the keyboard, your thighs and forearms should be parallel to the floor. Make sure you have lower back support, starting about 6 inches above the seat. Continue reading
When ticking off the benefits of physical activity, few of us would include intracellular housecleaning. But a new study suggests that the ability of exercise to speed the removal of garbage from inside our body’s cells may be one of its most valuable, if least visible, effects.
In the new research, which was published last month in Nature, scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas gathered two groups of mice. One set was normal, with a finely tuned cellular scrubbing system. The other had been bred to have a blunted cleaning system.
It’s long been known that cells accumulate flotsam from the wear and tear of everyday living. Broken or misshapen proteins, shreds of cellular membranes, invasive viruses or bacteria, and worn-out, broken-down cellular components, like aged mitochondria, the tiny organelles within cells that produce energy, form a kind of trash heap inside the cell. Continue reading