Cherokee Dance

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INDONESIAN  CUISINES  - Soytempeh

 


 





 


  Tempeh Man, unlike Mr. Donald Trump, our current President, does not trump or trample on political opponents. He is not a politician, and he has no political opponents. In fact, he is never trained to be a politician and is not interested in politics.
  Since the early 1980's, his primary interest is in the health fields. He began his career as a Nurse Aid. Soon after that, he took the Psychiatric Technician education and was licensed by the State of California as an LPT. After working for a few years as a Psych Tech, Tempeh Man decided to go back to school and become a Registered Nurse. As an RN, he has worked as a Medical-Surgical Nurse, trained and worked as a Dialysis Nurse and Drug Addiction nurse, trained and worked in ICU, CCU, Rehab, Occupational Injuries and numerous other specialties. In 1991, Tempeh Man went back to school to attend Western Health Sciences University and completed his Physician Assistant training. In 1994, the California Board of Registered Nursing granted Tempeh Man a license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner.
  Tempeh Man's primary interest, as you can see, is always in the health fields. Currently, he wants to stomp and trample various symptoms that often plague people who are of old age, the elderly, especially their decreasing mobility problems. He wants to reduce, flatten and get rid of their symptoms altogether as best as he knows how.
  Many, if not most, people who are over 70 years of age have problems with balance and walking. Their legs are weak, and their balance is poor. These symptoms occur gradually but surely. Habits such as sitting for long hours consistently each day in the office or at home can contribute to the weakening of the leg muscles.
  People say "sitting" and "lying" are part of our culture.  In the morning we sit at the breakfast table. While other Asian cultures squat on the toilet, we sit. We sit and drive for hours in our car to work. At work, we sit at our desk for eight or more hours. After work, we sit again in our car on our way home. At home, we sit while we eat our dinner. After dinner, we sit on our soft couch watching sports or movies on television. Finally, when we go to bed at night, we lie down. You see, that's all that most of us do in our lifetime - sit or lie down.  
  When the large leg muscles are weak, people lose the strength and balance to support the body while standing or walking. And that's when they begin to lose their balance when they stand up and walk. Eventually, they can and will end up in a wheelchair permanently if nothing is done to correct the problem - the bad habit of sitting.
  What can these people do? Walk for miles each day? Take protein supplements and vitamins? Although these are not bad choices, they are not adequate to strengthen the large muscles of the legs.
 First, what they should do is get off the couch and SQUAT on the floor for 10-15 minutes while they watch the television. Repeat two or three more times during the show. Don't sit on the ground. Also, don't sit on the toilet. Instead, SQUAT on the toilet seat. Don't sit continuously in your chair for hours at a time. Get up and sit down, get up and sit down. Get up again, and sit down again. And stand up again. Do this exercise for 15 - 30 times while you are in your chair. Repeat when you can. Don't say you don't give squat if you don't want people to push you in a wheelchair, or if you don't want to crawl on the floor for the rest of your senior life. You can look forward that someday you will stand and walk like 
this if all you do you is sit most of the time. Don't sit, but stand up. In fact, stand up until your knees can no longer hold you up - and then you may sit. Stand up until your whole body sweats, and not only your arm pits. And you will find that you will sleep like a baby at night without your sleeping pills.
  Then, do the "Cherokee Dance" with one hand holding to the back of a chair as support to start, if you still can stand. You should repeatedly stomp hard and trample with your feet on the floor in one place. Stomping and trampling in one area.  Or you can stomp hard in semi-circular direction, forward and backward, sideways to the left and right five to ten steps until your leg muscles are tired, take a rest, and repeat. There is no need to walk around the block for miles.
  The strengthening effect of the "Cherokee Dance" on the large and small muscles of the legs is similar to running a mini marathon. And you don't have to run too far or too long either. Five to ten minutes each day two or three times a day should be adequate. But make sure you stomp and trample hard like Mr. Donald Trump does to his political opponents who attack him.
  In short, as people get older, they should stand on their feet longer than just sit as when they were a teenager. Also, jogging, forceful walking or stomping, and dancing is an excellent way to keep the leg muscles strong.
  Hmmm, did I hear someone say that he doesn't like to dance? No problem. Use your old office chair, stack it with heavy weight from Home Depot or Lowe's as you see in this picture, and push it around on its wheels on your carpeted floor in your living room. Carpeted floor would give you the resistance friction that you need. You can add more heavy bricks later.


Finally, add this mini-stepper from Gold's Gym. It's a good investment!


​That's all. You don't need my good luck, just persistence, and hard work, and I wish you all the best!