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    A video worth watching....

    I know everyone knows this stuff, but just in case you didnt......

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUaInS6HIGo

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 55, the new 45...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    A/P T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    Awesome video!

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    Loved it. Will share it around.
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    It seems that all have a good side.. even scoliosis.. it lead to need of doing exercices all the life..

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    There are times that we might not feel all that great, but the most important thing is to get up, and do something. (Walk) This is important in our recoveries.

    At least go for a walk....out of the house, a nice thing.

    I wonder if writing as fast as that lady does counts as a cardio workout?

    He he just kidding.

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 55, the new 45...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    A/P T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    Great video. I've seen a few others, I'm assuming it's the same guy but maybe not. It's a really neat and effective way to get a point across. Love that it's about exercise. the American College of Sports Medicine has had a push for the last several years called "Exercise is Medicine". It really really really is. The hard part is getting the correct message out about what 'exercise' actually is. Or better yet, what 'exercise' isn't. I've given a few talks about this issue as it relates to weight loss and management. It's amazing what altering a few things throughout your day can do for your health. He mentioned a couple like getting off a stop earlier or taking the stairs. But these little things really do add up. Park further away wherever you go. If you're able, take the stairs. Certainly if it's just one flight. Stand up to eat lunch. Or at least go for a 10 minute walk after lunch. etc... There are endless ways you can 'exercise' throughout the day that isn't actually exercising, but does pretty much the same thing.

    I could go on and on about this. There are so many cool studies about this type of thing. Google "non-exercise activity thermogenesis" (NEAT). The health benefits are incredible.

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    Kevin

    Thanks so much for the (NEAT) info....we all need to keep moving in one way or another. Recovering scoli patients can apply this to help circulate blood in legs by tapping feet to music.

    I didn’t think that eating standing up was a good idea.....I guess that is just something that many people just assume.

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 55, the new 45...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    A/P T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    Quote Originally Posted by titaniumed View Post
    Kevin

    Thanks so much for the (NEAT) info....we all need to keep moving in one way or another. Recovering scoli patients can apply this to help circulate blood in legs by tapping feet to music.

    I didn’t think that eating standing up was a good idea.....I guess that is just something that many people just assume.

    Ed
    I've been looking for this one study that I saw at the ACSM conference a few years back. Or rather, I've been looking for this picture from a presentation I saw. It had to do with blood lipid levels after a meal in diabetes patients. If you draw a vial of blood and then spin it down it separates into two very distinct layers. The bottom layer are the blood cells and the top layer is this sort of yellowish colored stuff, plasma or serum. When you are fasted the serum is transparent. After you eat it can be kind of cloudy because of the lipids (fat) in the blood stream. In this study they fed the group of diabetic patients a meal while seated and then drew some blood. Then several days later, the same thing. Same exact meal but they ate it while standing. Just visually there was a difference in plasma lipids. The seated meal serum was cloudy and the standing meal serum was clear. It was unbelievable. The activity necessary for standing was enough to improve the lipid profile levels. I need to find that study again. I reference anecdotal all the time. I'm probably spreading mis-information. :>

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    Kevin

    This video kind of shows what you are talking about and I’m glad you responded to my statement. I didn’t realize.

    Patients in recovery after scoliosis surgery have problems sitting. I couldn’t sit and stay comfortable for more than a few minutes at a time. The meals that I did force down while on opoid’s were standing up at my kitchen counter. I also lost 40# in 40 days, while on Percoset. After I quit, I was making whey protein powder smoothies, but still it took me a long time (6-9 months) to gain that weight back.

    I have a position at work where I can break away from my desk at any time for a walk. I think I have that set-up pretty well. This is a pretty good situation for the fused patient, to be able to walk around and work in a standing position.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2...our_health.htm

    Since we are on the subject of lipids (fat) we need your help. One of the things that we need is a diet. A diet for recovering from scoliosis surgery. If you glance through, you will see people eating all sorts of highly toxic substances like salami for example! He he. You have to admit that it is hilarious but we just don’t know.....There are foods that are downright dangerous for a persons health, I have googled “the worst foods” and it seems that these foods cross our paths while “blitzed” on meds. If we had a specific daily diet, THAT would be an extremely valuable thing to post here. Many of us here are headed into surgeries.

    Would a gall bladder diet be of value? I went on one while having gall attacks, as I was afraid the fat would act as a catalyst. I lost 18# in 2 months, but eventually had to have my gall bladder removed.
    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 55, the new 45...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    A/P T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    Quote Originally Posted by titaniumed View Post
    Since we are on the subject of lipids (fat) we need your help. One of the things that we need is a diet. A diet for recovering from scoliosis surgery. If you glance through, you will see people eating all sorts of highly toxic substances like salami for example! He he. You have to admit that it is hilarious but we just don’t know.....There are foods that are downright dangerous for a persons health, I have googled “the worst foods” and it seems that these foods cross our paths while “blitzed” on meds. If we had a specific daily diet, THAT would be an extremely valuable thing to post here. Many of us here are headed into surgeries.

    Would a gall bladder diet be of value? I went on one while having gall attacks, as I was afraid the fat would act as a catalyst. I lost 18# in 2 months, but eventually had to have my gall bladder removed.
    Ed
    Nice.. I love this board sometimes. It's posts like this that help me justify coming here during work hours. :>

    My postdoc (which is transitioning into an actual scientist position) is looking at muscle wasting during acute care. Specifically during acute kidney injury. We also do some work on chronic kidney failure as well. At any rate, looking at how the body responds to inflammation and inactivity (muscle wasting), and looking for ways to counter-act that wasting from happening. Similarly, what's the best way to recover from that during the recovery/rehab stage? The body becomes very catabolic in the post-op/acute phase. During that time it's unclear whether the body even responds to nutrients, i.e. you give nutrition but the body doesn't really use it very well. However, taking anti-oxidants combined with good sources of proteins (with high branched-chain amino acids, specifically leucine) might be a good strategy during the immediate post-op phase. I actually just submitted for funding to look at this exact question in acute kidney injury. Now, this is primarily for ICU level patients. But I'm wondering how much it would overlap for non-ICU post-op recovery as well.

    Let me think about it and look at a few things.

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