Blaschko’s Lines are an extremely rare and unexplained phenomenon of human anatomy first presented in 1901 by German dermatologist Alfred Blaschko. Neither a specific disease nor a predictable symptom of a disease, Blaschko’s lines are an invisible pattern built into human DNA. Many inherited and acquired diseases of the skin or mucosa manifest themselves according to these patterns, creating the visual appearance of stripes. The cause of the stripes is thought to result from mosaicism; they do not correspond to nervous, muscular, or lymphatic systems. What makes them more remarkable is that they correspond quite closely from patient to patient, usually forming a “V” shape over the spine and “S” shapes over the chest, stomach, and sides.
If you want I can show you what I’ve been doing that doesn’t hurt my back. Also I’m thinking of taking Tai Chi through the school. Its pretty low intensity but good for muscles.
I think I’d mostlylean towards ellipticals or cycles just as overall calorie burners.
The thing is that I’m not overly unhappy with my fat arms or thighs or whatever, I’m just never going to hear the end of it from my doctors unless I lower my weight even though everything appears to be going fine. Whatever.
Finding some kind of back strengthening routine probably wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world though.
w00t! I’m a big fan of aerobic exercises- and bikes are so good for people with back problems like us. Really though, I didn’t even seriously start venturing out toward machines until recently because I’ve always been afraid of hurting my back. I could still learn some stuff but there are machines and moves I can show you that I definitely avoid if you decide to start those in the future.
That being said; In all actualityonly about 5% of exercising for me is about maintaining my weight so that I can eat crap, 15% is about surviving a hypothetical apocalypse and80% is about staying healthy— Mostly because even though my mom is a stick, she has a lot of health problems that probably could have been prevented if she got in the habit of working out.