The choice of exercise has to be according to the temperament of the individual.
Whilst there are many different types of physical exercises and sporting activities to choose from, Tibb focuses on exercises that you could do at home. It is vitally important to warm up before and cool down after any form of exercise.
The Tibb Walking Exercise
This is a gentle exercise recommended for all temperamental types. It can be done anywhere – in a small room or outdoors. If safety or space concerns exist, as may be the case with elderly people, then you may ‘walk on the spot’ for the same periods of time.
- Warm up by walking normally, swinging the arms gently for about 2 minutes.
- Then walk briskly, raising the legs and swinging the arms firmly for about 5 minutes.
- Then cool down by walking normally, as in the warmup for about 2 minutes.
- Do these exercises daily but increasing the time for each session weekly to a maximum of 25 minutes per session.
The Tibb Jogging Exercise
Jogging is more intense than walking. It will therefore produce more heat (and dryness) than walking. This exercise is more suited to Phlegmatic and Sanguinous temperaments.
- Jog on the spot, lifting the knees as high as possible, putting the weight only on the balls of the feet (prancing). At the same time swing arms in a full circular motion.
- Start by doing this for 30 seconds building up to 5 minutes.
- Increase gradually by 30 seconds, to a maximum of 10 minutes per session.