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The Jane Seymour Interview (Page 3 of 4)
An Interview with Jane Seymour
I think youíve got to
take care of your bones, and youíve got
to take care of your joints. And I
think you have to eat healthily and find
time to exercise. So you need to
get your own blood pressure checked and
your own heart beating. You need
to certainly stretch and strengthen.
I think light weights. I think
isometrics. You donít need to go to a
gym to do it. Most of the workout
that I do doesnít need a gym. You
can do it anywhere. You can do it
on the carpet in your bedroom. It
helps if you have a ball. It helps
if you have some elastic bands for the
strengthening or some light weights.
But I think itís really a question of
building yourself up to have strength in
your core, strength in your back muscle
and strength in your arms. I think
itís standing and having good
deportment, not slouching over.
And I think itís being able to have
flexibility. You can only do that if you
are taking a supplement that will allow
you to want to work out. So when you do
work out, itís not too painful.
And because Iím an ex-dancer from when I
was a kid, I think itís really important
to learn the technique and do it very,
very carefully and well. A lot of people
will jump into the gym or jump into a
dance class and throw themselves in
funny positionsówithout really paying
attention to the alignment of the body,
and then they get injuries.
Gary Barg: I have
a friend who wanted to lose a good deal
of weight. But it all seemed like
such a huge thing to tackle. I
said, ďJust start walking around the
block. Just see how you do with
that.Ē And that started the weight
coming off. He started feeling
better about himself and he did about
two months of just walking around the
block. Then he was able to step up to
the next thing, and now he has a trainer
and heís eating well. I think the
point is that if you donít do it right,
if you jump in too quickly, you could
hurt yourself to the point where youíll
never feel better.
Jane Seymour: I
think people want instant satisfaction.
So they will instantly take something or
do too much and then they injure
themselves. Then they say, oh I
canít because of this and that and my
back and whatever. What Iím saying
is take it slow, work into it and then
keep up the regimen. Take the
supplement and stretch every day and
just warm yourself up slowly.
Listen to your body. My
mother was 92 when she eventually
passed. But nothing stopped her
from getting up and moving around.
Gary Barg: I
know you were her caregiver.
Didnít she have a stroke before she