Are you Moving?  

Our spine is made for movement. This helps in a better flow of nerve and blood throughout the body system.

However, we are all guilty of putting exercise to the bottom of our never ending to-do list…

While you may not be able to reduce time for other daily commitments, it is worth trying to squeeze exercise into your routine! Every bit helps - Think of it as setting yourself up for better long-term health. 

Here are some benefits of being active:

  • reduce your risk of heart attack
  • gives you more energy & boost your concentration and alertness
  • help you manage your weight
  • lower your blood pressure
  • make your bones and muscles stronger
  • help you sleep better
  • improve your mood and help give you a positive outlook on life

How to fit activities into your life?

Prefer exercising in a block session?
  • Try exercising early in the morning before you get busy. 
  • Schedule your exercise session in your calendar. (you are more likely to plan other things around it!)
  • Exercise with someone else (It is much harder to cancel when you feel that you are letting someone down)
  • Choose an exercise that you really enjoy - this is the key motivation to keep you going
Prefer short burst of exercises without messing up your day?
  • Consider walking or ride your bike to go somewhere.
  • Get off the bus one or two stops earlier, or park a little further and walk briskly to your destination.
  • Instead of calling or emailing a colleague at work, walk to their workstation.
  • If you’re stuck at your work desk, stretch your legs out in front of you, raise your arms or roll those shoulders
  • Organise to have a sit-stand desk
  • Take the stairs whenever you can, instead of the lift or escalator.

 

If multi-tasking is your thing…
  • While waiting in line, balance on one foot for a few seconds, then the other.
  • While talking on the phone, stand up and do a few leg raises or toe stands.
  • While waiting for the kettle to boil, do a few wall push-ups or calf stretches.
  • When you brush your teeth, do 10 squats.
  • While watching television, do stretches and core exercises, or pedal a stationary bike. 

*Disclosure: Not all tips will work for everyone, so choose a few things that suits your body and your routine.

Remember…

Sometimes, the first step to take is to get in touch with a healthcare professional to discuss your health goals and ways to achieve them.  

Don’t put up with pain any longer.

Let the team at Capital Chiropractic Centre help you today.

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