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    Oh, we have four levels of classes. Bob, who was doing the Bosu Ball, is in the "Blue Class" I got bumped into "Orange Class" and like the chart implies, some days I feel like I'm maxed out on 10. The cardiologist has approved my intense workouts, with a bpm hitting 161! Normally I hit 145 bpm. The irony is my resting heart rate is now down to 52 with the working out. Hitting the 6 0 this year, so 161 is considered 100% cardio effort. A definite "9" on the chart. My MDS, PCP, Cardio, Pulmanory, Oncology all have one comment "You look great!" The exercise is a huge part of my medical treatment! I have some other odd stuff going on [ Eosinophils off the chart] but love the new doc. Stuck his head into the office, excused himself, came back a few minutes later and apologized but after reading my chart and meeting me thought he had gone into the wrong room!
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    Hi NCFred, Key is to keep exercising. HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) is good! Cross-fit is good! Key, as pointed out, is not to hurt yourself but work up to those levels. I had blown out my lower lumbar disc. Think squished jelly donut. Found a great neuro/spine surgeon who explained if I felt OK to walk, keep walking! That helps the spine pump fluid and gives room for those "squished donuts" to come back together. In my case, no sit-ups. I do a modified crunches for ab workouts while the rest of the class is doing sit-ups! Thankfully our coach is great and has different instructors rotate our workouts, all geared for Parkinson's. I found starting the day with 10 Sun Salutations (yoga - google is your friend) gets me moving first thing after I've had my morning espresso. Working out, core exercises (yes planks and pushups with head-shoulders-butt inline have helped the back issues! Bob is rocking the Bosu ball. His rear should be lower, but what a way to celebrate your 80th birthday! Yes that is our class.
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    TURNING POINT with Dr. David Jeremiah--March 18 Peace, Be Still! Then [Jesus] arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. Mark 4:39 In ancient literature, water often represents chaos. In Genesis 1:1, water covered the formless, empty, dark earth. God used a flood of waters to judge the earth in Noah’s day. In Exodus, the Red Sea threatened to destroy the escaping Hebrew slaves. And during the ministry of Jesus, storms on the Sea of Galilee threatened the well-being of His disciples. In each case, God brought order out of chaos; God was bigger and more powerful than the disorder. Recommended Reading: Psalm 89:8-9 There is a lesson there: Whenever chaos or danger appears imminent, our concern is not how big the problem seems but whether God is with us or not. The disciples learned this lesson when a storm threatened to take their lives on the Sea of Galilee. Jesus commanded the storm (the chaos) to be still and peace was restored (Mark 4:35-41). They learned that having Jesus with them was more important than the storm that was against them. If chaos is threatening your peace, let Jesus be your ark of safety in the storm. He can bring peace in any storm. Jesus Christ is no security against life’s storms, but He is perfect security in life’s storms. Wendell Loveless
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    Thanks for posting, NC.
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    Hi NCFred - My routine is varied but I try to move for one hour a day minimum - including mat pilates, a bicycle HIIT routine, and 30 min on cross country ski machine 3 x per week, walking (outdoors if possible) for at least 30 minutes daily, free weights lifting 2 x per week. I don't participate regularly (yet) in any PWP classes as I don't find they push me enough but I do like the support aspect. I have found that the nutrition and sleep aspects of my life also hugely impact my symptoms so I follow the biohackers and alt medicine doctors for other ideas. Good luck. LindaG
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    Hi, DB. Thank you for your post, which clearly explains what we learn through the Bible of why it is necessary and how someone becomes a Christian. I had a hard time understanding the concept of Christ dying for us (even early on in Bible college). I think what made it clearest to me is in reference to #1, above. I heard that God is so holy that anything sinful cannot be in His presence. For some reason, that made it clear to me. It's interesting how some of the simplest things can be made clear by just a certain turn of phrase. I turned to Christ as a young girl through a Christian Bible Camp ministry here in Maryland. I've always been amazed when looking back and seeing all of the influences the Lord brought into my life to draw me to him. My little 7-year-old neighborhood friend and my dad were very early-on influences. A Christian friend of my aunt offered to send me to the camp. I remember in my older years at the camp asking why prayer is said to God and to Jesus, but I was perplexed when someone prayed to the Lord. I asked who the Lord is. A friend explained that that covers all three--God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. We laughed together at the way she explained it. Such simple things that I didn't know and more things I am still learning as I go along. It never gets boring. I remember how grateful I was to learn of the Lord's love for each and every one of us and how He longs for us to love Him. His desire is that everyone would come to Him. "No greater love hath a man than to lay down his life for a friend." Jesus said that, and He did just that, out of love for us. He took our sins upon Himself and suffered the punishment for them. For us. And all He asks is that we come to Him--into His loving arms--asking His forgiveness for our sins and committing to following Him. I'd love to hear from others about their coming to Christ. I find it so interesting as to what pulled/lead them to believing in and determining to follow Him.
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    Today's Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah Four Burning Questions—For What Will It Profit a Man… March 10, 2018 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Mark 8:36 Two brothers in Wichita, Kansas, won the lottery, netting $75,000. They celebrated by purchasing narcotics. While using a butane lighter with their drugs, the vapors reached the pilot light of their furnace, causing an explosion that destroyed their house. One of the brothers was rushed to the hospital, and the other to jail. In the literal flash of a moment, the luckiest moment of their lives became a nightmare. Recommended Reading: Mark 8:34-38 Millions of people feel they have won life’s lottery. They’ve accumulated homes and clothes and vehicles and sufficient financial reserves to pay their bills and ensure their futures. Some have become rich. But sooner or later, it will all disappear in the flash of a moment, for without Christ there’s no hope of eternal wealth or everlasting life. The Lord provides for the needs of His children, and He gives us the wisdom to be wise stewards over what He entrusts to us. Our long-term well-being is found exclusively in God’s mercy toward us in Christ Jesus, which is why in all things He must be preeminent. When I put God first, God takes care of me and energizes me to do what really needs to be done. David Jeremiah http://www.davidjeremiah.org/site/magazine/daily_devotional.aspx?display=devoprod&tid=email_edevo-wknd-0310&_zs=tPmw91&_zl=JuhL4
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    Today's Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah Thursday, March 8 No Secrets But immediately, when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they reasoned thus within themselves, He said to them, “Why do you reason about these things in your hearts?” Mark 2:8 When children are very small, they develop a predictable short list of answers to some of their parents’ routine questions: “Did you eat the cookies?” “No.” “Will you go and pick up your toys?” “I’m too tired.” “Please come and help me set the table for supper.” “Okay—in just a minute.” Parents understand these responses because they are childish versions of their own (occasional) responses to their own responsibilities. Recommended Reading: Psalm 44:21 Sanctification involves learning to think and act honestly and righteously before God. And one of the primary motivations for righteous acts and thoughts is that God knows what we think, and what we think about doing, all the time. We have no secrets before God. When a group of men brought their friend to be healed by Jesus, a group of Pharisees took exception—silently—to Jesus’ compassion on the man. Jesus called them out on their self-centered and non-compassionate thoughts (Mark 2:1-12). Jesus knows the human heart like parents know their child’s heart. Rather than be “called out,” far better to have thoughts we are willing for God and man to know. When anger was in Cain’s heart, murder was not far off. Matthew Henry
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    Awesome! Let me know if you need help. I'm going to be in MD Quite a bit over the next few months. message me.... LAD
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    Thanks for saring this web site, Ginger LAD. Just what I've been looking for, and I plan to start it soon. Linda
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