Elements of Health · Stretch

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SusanT has a question about the Stretch rule.

Heart.full.16 11 · 514 pts

Kinda sorta related to stretching, but not physical stretching. You cat people on here: my comfort zone is being way too stretched by my kitty. She has peed several places in the basement outside of her litter box. I could Google it, I suppose, but thought I’d ask here. Why is she doing that? Does it mean anything in particular?

:) MaryAnn
over 4 years ago

Hi Susan, nice to see you back. That’s an adorable photo! Is that Kepler’s “fierce” face?

As for cat-pee outside the litter box, geez, that’s a tough one. It could be a number of things. I’ve been very lucky with any cat I’ve had – and our current 3 are very well-behaved, including peeing where they’re supposed to pee. Good luck to you. It’s a big pain, to have to deal with that!

Starfevre has more experience with cats, and may have some wisdom to share about it.

Okay, some brainstorm questions to consider….

- Did anything change in her life, or to do with the litterbox, shortly before she started mis-peeing?
- Have you switched the brand or type of litter recently?
- Do you scoop the box at least once a day, and replace the whole litter with fresh stuff periodically?
- Is the litter box near something that could be aversive to the cat? (e.g. noise, human foot-traffic, other pets hanging out near the box?)
- Could she have a urinary tract infection?

:) Kim Lindsey
over 4 years ago

2nd all those brainstorm questions Mary Ann suggested. I’ve had cats that peed outside their boxes in response to the majority of those problems. Good luck finding out what’s bothering kitty!

:) jinfie
over 4 years ago

Yes, it could be any of those issues mentioned above. I have a blind cat who consistently pees outside the box and has been doing so for going on three years. I think she does it to mark her territory,which is pretty much everywhere, and because she seems to enjoy it. I just clean up after her.

:) CynthiaR
over 4 years ago

I’m having a chuckle: Susan posted this comment in MY thread and when I read it, I wondered how she knew I had been complaining about my litterbox! She wrote:

“Well, Lady Cat Pros, I believe the answer may lie in the frequency her litter box gets scooped (not currently my job, btw). Will see if we can make an adjustment there and make a place she’ll love to go … and go.”

Love and meows,
Miss Kitty

:) Kelly Haynes
over 4 years ago

That is the WORST! I had one cat who refused to pee in the box for every single reason under the sun. If you have multiple cats, they apparently prefer having their own box. Also, if they get pissed off at you, they will pee outside of the box. Some health problems encourage outside the box peeing as well including UTI’s. They also want the box completely cleaned, as in old litter dumped, not just scopped out and if I don’t do that as often as they like, they will pee outside of the box. I think a novel could be written on all of the reasons why cats pee on the floor. They are obnoxious creatures at times (yes, I love them, but they are peeheads sometimes).

over 4 years ago

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Hanna_Kirillovskaya has a question about the Stretch rule.

Heart.half.16 3 · 1,249 pts

Занимаясь пилатесом (по видеоуроку), при выполнении упражнения лежа на боку больно бедру. Самому суставу, не мышцам. Это с непривычки, или сустав выражает протест? Они у меня вывернутые, травмированные в юношестве спортивными танцами. Я тяжелая.
Стоит ли продолжать и это меня оздоровит? или я могу усугубить ситуацию (при быстрой ходьбе иногда заедают и болят)?

:) Zabolotnaya
over 7 years ago

Я думаю, любому упражнению, особенно базовому (который делают дома без тренера в рамках простой физкультуры), можно найти адекватную замену по нагрузке на мышцы, но в другом положении. Я обычно гуглю название мышц, которые используются при этом упражнении, а потом ищу другие сеты для них же.

:) Hanna_Kirillovskaya
over 7 years ago

о, хитро!
т.е. не стоит терпеть Вы считаете?

:) Zabolotnaya
over 7 years ago

А зачем? :) Если есть задача прокачать определённую группу мышц или приучить себя к получасу занятий в день как норме, начинать с боли и преодоления — так себе мотиватор. Даже если это «правильная» боль, в которую я не верю.

:) Hanna_Kirillovskaya
over 7 years ago

спасибо за мнение!

over 7 years ago

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nell has a tip for the Stretch rule.

Heart.half.16 9 · 1,895 pts

@ErgoBot (http://twitter.com/ErgoBot) is a twitter bot that reminds you hourly to stretch, correct your posture, rest your eyes, etc. Very useful for those of us stuck behind a desk all day.

:) webgoddess
over 7 years ago

Great tip. Thanks! Followed it…

:) sperose
over 7 years ago

That’s neat!

over 7 years ago

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Dorobozaru has a question about the Stretch rule.

Heart.full.16 12 · 5,282 pts

Can anyone recommend a good reference for stretching? I can remember some basic stretches I learned a long time ago, but I never feel like I’m really getting an effective stretch. I’m also certain my form is off. I could really use a good base to start from but I’m struggling to find a reliable internet source! Any advice would be much appreciated.

:) lostamongtrees
almost 8 years ago

Expand and contract your body in every way possible! Reach for the stars, curl up in a ball.

:) Dorobozaru
almost 8 years ago

Thanks for the reply! I like the way you think. I’ll try to be a little more creative and a little less worried about being perfect :3

:) lostamongtrees
almost 8 years ago

:D Yay! Also, it’s fun to make every day things harder for yourself. Don’t just pour a bowl of cereal, NINJA pour a bowl of cereal!

:) Dorobozaru
almost 8 years ago

Haha I like the way you think! I’m in the right country to be ninja-ing daily tasks!

almost 8 years ago

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corazon has a tip for the Stretch rule.

Heart.full.16 11 · 3,100 pts

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about 8 years ago

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maliora has a question about the Stretch rule.

Heart.full.16 11 · 2,081 pts

Anybody have some good links or suggestions on stretches? I put it in my rules for this month but I don’t even know what to do!

:) dg_
about 8 years ago

It really depends what you are stretching and why. The #1 rule, though, is to take it slowly – don’t ‘bounce’ or do any rapid stretching – slow and steady pressure is the key.

:) maliora
about 8 years ago

I am stretching, um . . . for the sake of stretching! I tend to accumulate stress in my shoulders, and so that is one of the things that I’d like to work on, otherwise I am more interested in generally increasing flexibility.

:) snoogles
about 8 years ago

Here’s where I learned everything I know about stretching: http://www.cmcrossroads.com/bradapp/docs/rec/stretching/stretching_toc.html

You might want to look on some yoga sites for more specific shoulder stretches.

:) pazazygeek
about 8 years ago

This is what I try to do every morning, I learned it from this “stretch center” thing we have at my gym, but I can do it at home:

I grab the top of the door jam and pull down, stretching my shoulders and lats.

I grab the left side of the door jam with my right hand and then lean to the right, then repeat that with the other side, to stretch my shoulders.

I grab one side of the door jam and then pull back into a squat and stretch my lower back.

I press my right arm against the door jam and lean forward and stretch my chest, then I do the same thing with my left arm.

I stand forward, and grab my foot behind my back and stretch my thighs, I do this for both feet.

I put my foot up on my desk (which is at about hip height) and I lean forward.

Then I sit on the floor with my feet in a V and lean forward.

I hold each stretch for about 15 seconds!

:) maliora
about 8 years ago

Thanks for the info everyone!

:) lostamongtrees
almost 8 years ago

You know that feeling you get when you stretch? Aim for that, all over!

:) secretlysweet
almost 8 years ago

http://www.mobilitywod.com/
This guy is great. He posts videos daily focusing on one area of the body. Most of the stretches take less than 10 minutes. Hope that helps!

:) secretlysweet
almost 8 years ago

http://www.mobilitywod.com/
This guy is great. He posts videos daily focusing on one area of the body. Most of the stretches take less than 10 minutes. Hope that helps!

:) thefifth
over 7 years ago

dynamic stretching activates your muscles – i don’t know a good resource, but this video shows lots a nice warm-up routine. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfEFc7hN4Dk&feature=related

:) thefifth
over 7 years ago

dynamic stretching activates your muscles – i don’t know a good resource, but this video shows lots a nice warm-up routine. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfEFc7hN4Dk&feature=related

about 8 years ago