TAIJI MASTER PIN-YIN LI 杨式太极拳的第五代传人–李品银老師

Taiji Master Pin-yin Li lives in Fair Lawn, Bergen County, New Jersey. Members of Taiji Quan Research Association (TJQRA) have been learning Yang Style Taiji for years in New Jersey. AnBen Huang is one of Master Li’s students, probable the best one. Master Li is not only a Taiji Master but also a Tuina and Acupuncture Master. Because of his Taiji Gongfu, Master Li’s Tuina often has outstanding results on the patients. If you live in central Jersey area, you have owned a treasure  that others envy. That is the opportunity to learn Taiji from Master Li and TJQRA, and possess a skill for healthy and long life. For more details, please visit TJQRA website.

李品银老师现居住于新泽西洲博根郡(Bergen County)的费而良(Fair Lawn)市,师从濮冰如,是正宗杨式太极拳的第五代传人,李老师不仅练就一身太极功夫,内气内劲远超常人,而且还有一手神奇的针灸推拿功夫(师从王子平的高足吴诚德、庄元民医师),由于自身的太极功力,他的推拿常有不同寻常的疗效。李品银老师是藏龙卧虎的旅美华人之一。如果你有幸生活在新洲,你就拥有一份让人羡慕的学习正宗太极拳的机会,好好把握吧!详情请看太极拳研究协会的网址。

THE SCIENTIFIC 7-MINUTE WORKOUT 七分钟健身操

Recently I read an article in New York Times: the scientific 7-minute workout. It includes jumping jacks, wall sit, push-up, abdominal crunch, step-up onto chair, squat, triceps dip on chair, plank, high knees running in place, lunge, push-up and rotation, side plank. Do each for 30 seconds with 5 seconds in between. If you are using a smartphone, there is the scientific 7-minute workout app, which shows the exercise in order with time-counting for you. The order of the exercises is important. It seems simple enough but scientifically proved effectiveness. If you think it’s easy to do, try it and you will find out. The most important thing is the persistence to do the exercise every day to have a positive effect in your health.

In TCM practice, I can not emphasize more how important to do some kind of exercise every day. It is one of most important thing to keep your body young and reduce your chances to get sick. Now here it is the 7-minute workout. No more excuse of no time.

Although this 7-minute workout sounds short, its intensity is high, and it might be categorized as high-intensity interval training (HIIT), which has been studied as a treatment for preventing or reversing the deficits associated with many chronic illnesses, and sometimes can be as effective as medication for many people with chronic health problems. So go for it!

References:

New York Times article about 7-minute workout

A lunch hour walk

最近在纽约时报上看到一个7分钟科学健身的短文,似乎比微信上流传的那个15分钟健身要容易做到,至少对我是这样的,15分钟那个至今我还有几个做不到。有兴趣的朋友可以试试这个。中医里养生很重要,俗话说,最好的治病方法是不生病。每天都抽时间锻炼锻炼,日积月累效果就显出来了。所以亲们,动起来吧!

WORKOUT FOR EYES 眼保健操

宫老师介绍了一个眼保健操,按照下列穴位按摩,可以预防近视,延缓眼睛衰老,预防白内障,每天做几次,好处多多。

按压揉内眼角上方,眼眶内侧(预防白内障穴);

按揉UB1睛明穴(目内角稍上方凹陷处),鱼腰穴(眉毛中间),丝竹空穴(眉毛末端),GB1童子髎(外眼角旁,当眶外侧缘处),ST1承泣,ST2四白,球后穴。

轮刮左右眼眶;

按摩下眼脸;

按揉风池穴;

闭目转眼球,左右回转各36次。

另外,最新研究表明,多多户外运动,有助于保护眼睛,预防近视。如果条件允许,研究结果建议每天至少3小时户外活动 (See Nature article on myopia). 任务艰巨啊!

RUNNING: THE SIMPLE YET EFFECTIVE WAY TO STAY YOUNG AND HEALTHY 跑步健身保持年轻

A classmate from college shared his experience and thoughts on running in our classmates WeChat group. He started running as a way of exercise a few year ago, and has trained to be able to run marathon now. He told us that running changed his energy level and health level, and his life in so many positive ways. He is promoting running in our group now. Quite a few of my classmates are encouraged and motivated by him to start this simple yet effective way to exercise and stay healthy.

There are numerous sites and articles to promote running: why and how to run. Running is easy and simple to learn and start. Yet it is a sport using all parts of your body, which is what your body need. Every day 30 to 40 minutes running, even just slow and keep moving, is good for your bone, muscle strength, body flexibility, mitochondria increase, and improves the functions of your lung, heart, liver, kidney and other organs. It also can help us prevent and fight many chronic diseases, e.g. diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high fat level in blood etc. Let’s start running today for the benefit of our health!

My classmate recommended the following books for those who are interested in starting running:

The complete guide to running by Earl Fee

Daniels’ Running Formula,3rd Edition by Jack Daniels

Convict Conditioning by Paul Wade  囚徒健身(保罗·威德)徒手健身的书籍

《有氧耐力训练》讲义;主要内容是长跑的有氧耐力训练原理和方法,值得阅读。

长跑基础训练与提高-磨房: 前人的总结,很好。

核心肌群训练的相关文档,需要仔细阅读和加以适当练习,不仅是跑步,对于颈椎、腰椎不好的同学,均需要加以练习。

《运动医学-骨科核心知识》各种运动损伤的原因分析和治疗方法。

无痛一身轻++戴维斯身体放松与疼痛自疗法:   自我按摩放松和恢复的方法。

New York Times article:

Run to stay young

How exercise keeps us young