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Higher Adventure May Have You Exercising More

By Tom Herrin

Sometimes we want to do something a little different.  With all of the convenience available today, it is pretty easy to find yourself sitting back and working with electronics all day.  This does almost nothing for our bodies with the exception of our mind and fingers.  Once we recognize our need to get more exercise, it is a good idea to get moving, and the sooner, the better.  If you wonder how you will ever find something that sparks your interest, all you need to do is look around.  There are plenty of things out there to do.

Swimming Is Low Stress

If you are wanting an exercise that can allow you to work up slowly, swimming may be your thing.  It is really good for those who are recovering from injuries or need to protect body parts that are prone to problems.  The water is a very good way to support weight so that you are able to work the muscles without placing too much weight on the body.  There are indoor pools all around, so you can probably find a place easily.  Swimming is also something that you can do for years without worrying about age being a factor.

Ride a Bicycle

I thoroughly enjoy riding a bicycle.  It provides a feeling of freedom and independence that is rewarding.  It is another low-stress activity, yet it provides an opportunity for us to work our muscles and build up endurance.  Anytime I feel that my blood pressure is creeping up more than I would like, I get on my bike and ride.  It seems to get it checked fast.  And with a bicycle, you can go almost any distance you want, depending upon the circumstances.  Unless you are really into riding and require something especially fancy, you can pick up a bicycle for a pretty small and fair price.

Try Rock Climbing

Chances are that when you hear about rock climbing, you think about someone scaling a high mountain.  Simple recreational rock climbing is much simpler than that.  There are places designated for climbing in various parks and natural areas.  Many of them also offer equipment rentals and lessons.  It is a bit different, but it can be fun.  You just need to dress accordingly and have good shoes.  You may want to have gloves.  While you won't risk life and limb, you will be working a lot of body parts.  I have done some of it, and it can be surprisingly easy and enjoyable.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Tucson, Ariz.

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