and the answer is "walk"
we are built to be active humans
I finally got to meet my surgeon. Six weeks after first talking to him over the phone for the pre-surgery consult and two weeks after my surgery (I never got to meet him while at the hospital). Some of my wounds have been healing slowly and he wanted to have a look. His advice is one that is true for all humans today as a race need to imbibe - “Be active”.
The wounds are slow to heal, have some pus and serum coming out, so what to do?
Walk more, the more you walk, the more the circulation, the quicker it will heal
What about the bruises, the hematoma around the wounds?
Walk more, these blood clots will slowly dissolve, so walk some more.
What about my heart rate being elevated? Do I need additional beta-blockers to slow it down?
No, walk more, walk and the resting heart rate will come down so you may not even need the beta-blockers.
What about being tired all day?
Walk-in bits and pieces, walk some more. It will help energize…
I am struggling with my sleep?
Walk. Be active during the day, you will be tired at night and then sleep better.
How about digestion, constipation, bowel movements?
Again, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk around… walk up, walk down.
So, the net of being human. Be active. Move. Walk. Climb down some stairs. Climb up some stairs. Fight the body. Eat less. Feel tired and tire yourself to sleep when you have to.
Treat your body as to how the body was meant to be treated. 10,000 years ago!
PS: My body does want to eat more. Over the last two days, it says “Bring it on!”. It is a craving for comfort from food. This is what led to many of my problems in the first place!