The forward slant

it might be beneficial for my knee that this exercise bike I bought has a forward slanting cycle mechanism. Normally, the cycling pedals are straight underneath the seat, leaving legs and knees to put the weight and muscle action towards the feet pressing down.

With this cycle the legs point forward and not downward, but it’s between a conventional and a recumbent cycle.

This is quite beneficial for my dodgy knee.

I developed knee problems in my left knee, with a torn ligament – at one point – and constant pain, when I do a lot of walking in foot hugging glove like trainers. I then also get foot ligament inflammation, which might be due to my gout.

I now changed my footwear to broad fitting larger trainers and use this exercise cycle, which I assembled slightly wrongly, so that the arm rest points into the wrong direction but helps me to rest forward onto it.

The type of footwear you use, has an incredibly important effect on your health. If you suffer foot, leg, knee problems, try other shoes and perhaps an exercise bike.

A lot of discoveries were made by accident and I accidentally wrongly assembled this cycle’s armrest and didn’t notice that the position of the pedals is slanted forward quite a bit but it works well for me.

I notice that my calf muscles get well exercised within only a short period of time. I feel it when I walk off after only a 15 mins exercise period.

Since I use this cycle, I have lost all pains in my left knee.

A day out

It’s a day out for many families and individuals who just can’t do much travel or go anywhere. A day out demonstrating seems the perfect solution. And compliments of HM Government, people can just come out, hold demos, sit in streets and enjoy the day.

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A lot of young people and also older ones, find the theatrical appeal of going against the grain fascinating. Sitting in busy roads, stopping traffic, showing the government that all power lies in those who sit-in, gives a sense of purpose I suppose.

It also provides cash-strapped and bored families a way to spend the day, it costing nothing.

I compare that with the young Afghan mother who sits in the street with her child, complaining of a lack of food, water and money, waiting for a Taliban fighter to chose her as new mate.

I suppose it would be only the people rich enough and full fridges to afford the time to stop food deliveries, holding police from fighting criminals.

I don’t see such demos to stop crime, I want to see the same amount of people who waste working time to actually report crime and take part in their community, talking to their neighbours.

I don’t suppose it’s whole communities who turn out for the demos in London. It seems to be some individuals who do not know their neighbours where they live who come to demonstrate to connect with somebody.

Instead of connecting to their local communities they just go out into the streets, demonstrating against the very people who provide for their plentiful lifestyles.

I think people need to invest more into their local communities to stop crime and anti-social behaviour to develop to the extent as it has develop in counties like Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq.

It seems logical that the people organising such demos – to save the planet – do that with an agenda to keep our law enforcement busy looking after demos instead of fighting criminals.

That seems a circular equation.

Good old NHS

The whole threats from HM Government to withdraw benefits from British Citizens who come from European countries can easily be circumvented in respect of NHS treatment.

Not for the NHS Covid App but for the main NHS App, you need to upload your passport to be accepted onto the platform. That is ample proof of citizenship. So the NHS cannot withhold treatment on the basis of notices that you are not British, if you up-loaded a valid British passport.

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I am currently contacting service providers and also send a copy of my British passport to them in case they get notice from HM Government to stop services, despite all the phone calls.

There is no excuse for this. What government cannot keep their records up-to-date?

Or is it that somebody who has a strong hate for all Europeans, has meddled with the data and destroyed it? It really reeks of hate of Europeans and trying to make their life hard.

Britain has a not so proud tradition of racism towards migrants. The European example shows it has nothing to do with colour.

Just wonder what will happen to the new immigrants from Afghanistan in a few years times. Make sure you keep your paperwork and old passports.

Not so revolutionary

Just saw this very interesting statistic on BBC, which show that the percentage of money we used on food sank from 65 – 28%. We would have cooked all our own food and lived healthily. Now we almost live solely on highly processed food with higher obesity and worsening health.

In my view that is also a considerable reason why we have climate change.

So why do I know that Extinction Rebellion are lip service show people? Because they do not have a concept of cooking fresh food. They merely provide processed food to have enough time to demonstrate. I can see it from their weekend program, cooking has no place, only ‘food’ is mentioned. Not worth getting out for.

The truly organic lifestyle evolved around 100% self-sustaining food production.

XR are just creating possibilities for people to meet, as demonstrations are the new lifestyle, a fashion.

There is nothing rebellious about X-R, they are conformist fashion icons.

human size

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Quite interesting to read today that the size of humans depends on the weather, the climate and temperature. Humans are larger the colder the climate is and earth warming may lead to a smaller species.

Obviously it would be harder to maintain lifestyle, the hotter it is. If we were smaller, we would need less food, less fabric for clothes.

This is how nature responds to the extraordinary demand on earthly resources that not only increases in populations but also bigger people cause.

What I find astonishing that previously we had been told humans got bigger because of better food quality and health provision and not temperature.

Every day is an amazing day on this world, we always learn something new. Source: Microsoft News

Dentist shortage

I think the demand on dentists has risen considerably with the higher use of social media. There are much more pictures taken, published, shown and those pictures must have perfect teeth.

Hence, dentists are one of the most needed professions today.

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You simply can’t show your face without good teeth and those who can pay the most to get the teeth fixed get the fastest service.

Whilst those wanting NHS services won’t be able to find a dentist easily because dentists find it much easier to make money selling their services.

The perfect smile has become one of the biggest selling points of the cosmetic industry, of which dentistry has become the latest gravy train.

See the protruding tooth on one side, that is a NHS denture that is slanted to one side and affects my facial expression.

Looking at my own pictures with my old denture, I wondered why it is that so many people with NHS dentures seem to have imperfect dentures whilst the paid for ones always look better. I was told that NHS services cannot access the full variety of tools required to make dentures perfect.

Of course that greatly disadvantages NHS dentist users from getting well paid jobs because I reckon you won’t even get an extras job as actor unless your teeth are perfect. And who is paying for it?

I am now waiting since a year to get a new denture and have to attend fortnightly fittings to just get a new denture. It takes a long time.

Yes and No Ronaldo

It’s just a symptom of today’s reliance on icons, that every gesture is taken as total truth. Ronaldo’s pushing away of coke bottles, has supposedly wiped billions of the coca cola value, reports Microsoft News.

Of course for constantly upping your fluid levels, water should be the main source of liquid. However when it comes to protecting the body from germs, Coke can help.

Especially when you are exposed to elements and unknown germs, like in Open Water swimming for example, it is a known cure for unwanted ailments to have a bottle or can of coke afterwards.

Football pitches are very clean these days. Ronaldo probably can’t remember the times when footballers had to wade and sometimes slide through muddy pitches. In those days, Coke could have been a lifesaver.

Going against the norm

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I’m born to be different. Going against accepted beauty norms is the biggest challenge anybody could face.

Currently, I have developed an aversion against artificial teeth. I am toothless so to speak. Anybody meeting with me, please note, I have become allergic against tooth implants.

What a shame, just as dentists had convinced us all that our lives need to be completed with the most perfect set of gnashers available, I cannot even tolerate any insertion of dentures or imprints.

This does not stop me and I have given up trying.

Please note, perfect teeth do not make a person actually more clever, they just appear intelligent if their teeth are nice.

New shoes

A GP advised me some time ago to purchase an expensive pair of trainers to help my ailing tendons in my feet.

So far I’ve been diagnosed with Plantar fasciitis, tendon damage in the left knee and a funny bending right foot.

Apparently the strength of tendons around the ankle can weaken, which then makes the foot appear to slant inwards mostly when walking.

I bought myself those trainers, which fit like gloves around the foot and provide no support for ankles. They are very comfortable with soft, bendy soles and thin fabric material around the foot, but when I walk in them, my left knee and hip start to hurt after only a 3 mile walk. The softer the trainers, the stronger the pain.

I’ve now ordered myself a pair of trainers, which are much stronger made and harder in material. The sole is very rigid.

Just when I started to walk, I felt a different sensation in my right foot, the foot with the weak tendon around the ankle. It seemed quite uncomfortable on the right foot to start with but when walking along, and afterwards, I did not feel any pain in my left knee and hip.

I think that weight distribution and walking technique are responsible for the pain in my left knee because my right foot has a tendon weakness.

Self-service

Just gotten my first self-service Covid test delivered and didn’t hesitate to do it.

The thick stripe next to the C appeared after 2 minutes. A record time negative result. How long did it take for your result to appear? If anything changes after 30 minutes, I’ll let you know

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