Book - Modern Science of Biomechanics & Weight Gain and Weight Loss

Part 1 - Contents

 

Introduction______________________________________________________________________15

 

Part 1, Chapter 1 - Weight Gain and Weight Loss Pseudoscience_________________________________

Misconception about Counting Calories and

Weight Management___________________________________________________________17

Misconception about Energy Balance and Weight Gain-

Weight Loss_______________________________________________________________________30

 

Part 1, Chapter 2 - Obesity and the Musculoskeletal System_____________________________________

Adverse Musculoskeletal Changes and Weight Gain_____________________40

Positive Musculoskeletal Changes and Weight Loss______________________42

Adverse Musculoskeletal Changes, Neck Length, Neck

Circumference and Weight Gain______________________________________________44

Positive Musculoskeletal Changes, Neck Length, Neck

Circumference and Weight Loss_______________________________________________46

Adverse Musculoskeletal Changes, Body Height

and Obesity________________________________________________________________________48

Adverse Musculoskeletal Changes and Gynecomastia

(excessive development of breast tissue in males) _______________________50

 

Part 1, Chapter 3 - Occupational Obesity_____________________________________________________

Occupational Obesity - Sumo Wrestler______________________________________55

Occupational Obesity - Housewives, Nurses and

Manual Workers__________________________________________________________________58

 

Part 1, Chapter 4 - Living Environment and Obesity____________________________________________

Geographical Environment and Obesity_____________________________________63

The Reasons for the Geographical Disparity in

the Prevalence of Obesity_______________________________________________________65

Living Environment and Obesity in Pets

(The Facts and Myths about Obesity in Pets) _______________________________67

 

Part 1, Chapter 5 - Modern Living Environment and Obesity__      _________________________________

The Man-Made Environment and Obesity__________________________________70 

Modern Sitting Furniture and the Obesity Epidemic______________________74

The Causes for Infant and Early Childhood Obesity_______________________79

Couch, Sofa, Armchair and Type 1 Diabetes and

Type 2 Diabetes____________________________________________________________________81

Cancer, Brain Diseases and Modern Sitting Furniture    _________________    83

 

Part 1, Chapter 6 - Sitting Posture, Skeletal Muscles, Sitting Biomechanics                                                             

Sitting Posture and

Modern Upholstered Sitting Furniture________________________________________88

Skeletal Muscles and

Body Posture in Sitting Position________________________________________________97

Sitting Biomechanics and the Sense of Balance____________________________103

 

Part 1, Chapter 7 - Biological Basis and Underlining Mechanisms of Weight Gain/Weight Loss____________

Food, Water, Air, Physical Activity and

Weight Gain/Weight Loss_______________________________________________________108

The Biological Basis and the Mechanisms

Underlining Weight Gain/Weight Loss  ______________________________________125

The Mechanism Underlining Excessive Skin_________________________________135

The Mechanisms Underlining Weight Loss Induced by

Anorexia or Running a Marathon__________________________________________ _138

Hollywood Stories – Weight Gain/Weight Loss_ ___________________________140

Post Pregnancy Weight Loss____________________________________________________144

 

Part 1, Chapter 8 - Sitting Biomechanics and Sitting Posture________________________________________

Sitting Biomechanics on a Firm Seat_________________________________________146

Sitting Biomechanics on a Soft Seat__________________________________________150

Bad Posture – Sitting on a Firm Seat_________________________________________152

Good Posture – Sitting on a Firm Seat_______________________________________155

 

Part 1, Chapter 9 - Static Mechanical Stimulations and  Abdominal Weight Gain________________________

The Shape of Modern Upholstered Sitting Furniture and

Abdominal Weight Gain_________________________________________________________160

Sitting Posture, Firmness/Softness of the Seat and

Static Mechanical Stimulations________________________________________________163

How to Counteract the Adverse Consequences of

Prolonged Sitting__________________________________________________________________167

 

Part 1, Chapter 10 - Ancient and Medieval Weight Loss Surgery_____________________________________

Ancient Weight Loss Surgery (Long Neck Women) _______________________170

Chinese Medieval Weight Loss Surgery (Foot Binding) __________________201

European Medieval Weight Loss Surgery (Wearing a Corset) __________202

 

Part 1, Chapter 11 - Bariatric Surgery, Weight Loss, Excessive Skin, Osteoporosis and Remission/Cure of Type 2 Diabetes_

The Underlining Mechanism of Weight Loss Induced by

Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) ____________________________________203

Weight Loss after Bariatric Surgery and the

Underlining Mechanism of Excessive Skin__________________________________210 

Underlining Mechanism of Osteoporosis Induced by

Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) ____________________________________215

The Underlining Mechanism of Remission/Cure of

Type 2 Diabetes Induced by Bariatric Surgery_____________________________217
 

 

Part 2 - Contents (Postural and Motor Skill Exercises)

 

Introduction_______________________________________________________________________227

 

Part 2, Chapter 1 - Walking Skill _____________________________________________________________

Walking_____________________________________________________________________________233

Habitual Walk_____________________________________________________________________237

Slow Walk  _________________________________________________________________________239

Extreme Slow Walk_______________________________________________________________241

Walking with Folded Arms in Front of the Chest__________________________244

Brisk Walk__________________________________________________________________________248

 

Part 2, Chapter 2 - Advanced Walking Skill ______________________________________________________

Frequently Changing Walking Speed and Direction_______________________250

Walking Up and Down a Hill____________________________________________________255

Walking Diagonally Up and Down a Hill______________________________________259

Balanced Walking – Advanced Level__________________________________________264

Walking on Rocky Ground_______________________________________________________268

 

Part 2, Chapter 3 - Barefoot Exercises _________________________________________________________

Barefoot Exercises_________________________________________________________________271

 

Part 2, Chapter 4 - Physical Activity and Gravity _________________________________________________

Stretching in the Direction Opposite to the Pull of Gravity_______________275

Pushing an Object in the Direction Opposite to the Pull of Gravity_____278

 

Part 2, Chapter 5 - Physical Activity and the Sense of Balance ________________________________________

Standing on One Leg______________________________________________________________282

Balanced Stretching_______________________________________________________________287

Balanced Stretching – Advanced Level________________________________________289

 

Part 2, Chapter 6 - Jumping Skills______________________________________________________________

Jumping_____________________________________________________________________________292

Vertical Jump ___________________________________________________________________ __294

Horizontal Jump __________________________________________________________________296

Jump in Height and Distance __________________________________________________297

Jump to Catch, Grab or Touch an Object ___________________________________300

Jumping Up a Slope _____________________________________________________________302

Jumping Down a Slope__________________________________________________________304

 

Part 2, Chapter 7 - Landing Skill_____________________________________________________________

Jumping and Landing Skills – Advanced Level _____________________________306

Landing Skill – Advanced Level________________________________________________310

 

Part 2, Chapter 8 - Weight Carrying Activity and the Sense of Balance  ______________________________

Weight Carrying Activity ________________________________ __314

Extremely Balanced Walking while Carrying Weight __________ __318

 

Appendix

Calisthenics (Beauty and Strength Exercises) _____________________________323
Important Notices about Physical Activities and Weight Loss  ________328