The second week of back to school.
Another good year is on the horizon with fresh faces, and motivated young people, starting off on their life adventures.
I too, have been trying to make a comeback, of sorts.
When the cycling roads become completely free of snow and ice, it is WALKING TIME.
Any time of the day or night.
The so called Metabolic Syndrome, is just a slowing down of a human being's metabolism.
And it is not just human beings.
Horses and other large animals also develop メタボ.
When I tried to do some research into the causes and remedies for Metabolic
Syndrome on the World Wide Web, I was NOT able to find any consensual conclusion, as to the reason why some animals get obese, and others don't.
I have thought about this topic for many years, and the only thing I can say with certainty, is that in modern society people tend to become sedentary.
They sit at a desk or table, and use their mouths for speaking and their hands for gestures, to do their daily work, and get a paycheck.
People who use their physical bodies, to do their jobs, from day to day, are much less likely to develop metabolic syndrome.
I am a professional language teacher, and I spend most of my working hours sitting in a chair, or standing in the front of a classroom talking.
I do not get anywhere near enough physical exercise, especially during the winter months when there is a lot of snow everywhere.
Starting last Sunday, I pledged to myself, to go for a walk 5 or 6 times a week, for between 30 minutes and 120 minutes, each and every time.
I must do this in order to speed up my metabolism again, so that I can lose weight, and get back to my normal body size of a 34 to 36 inch waist.
I have many pairs of Levi 501 Jeans sitting in boxes, just waiting to be worn again.
To increase the effectiveness of my time spent walking, I also wear weights on my wrists of between 1.0 kilograms and 2.0 kilograms.
In this way, by moving my arms around while I am walking, I burn more calories and strengthen my upper body muscles at the same time.
The only time I have to go for these long walks on weekdays, is after all of my classes for the day are finished, which is at 20:00 or sometimes 21:30.
Nonetheless, I need to do this on a consistent basis, or I will obtain no useful results for my health.
I mean, walking is such a natural and easy exercise to perform, I have no excuses for not doing it.
On Sunday, I drove out to Shibinai to visit with Charles Hamel and Family.
The weather was warm and sunny, with a high temp. of about 20 degrees C.
We went for a short bicycle ride to a river bank of the nearby Chubetsu River and enjoyed the fresh air.
I met more of his new neighbors also.
A lot of very nice people live in Shibinai.
This is country living, away from the big city.
I myself would enjoy living there, but I couldn't get enough students to come to my classroom if I did.
Oh well, at least I can go out and visit the place from time to time.