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Activities That Support Lifetime Health Are Great

By Tom Herrin

As we graduate out of school and begin to pursue other things, it can be easy to forget how much we may have enjoyed participating in some sport.  That feeling of a good workout that may be accomplished by vigorous activity is pretty hard to beat.  Getting busy with other things can really get in the way of our personal efforts to remain healthy.  If we do not have something that carried over from our younger days, it may be difficult to get started.  This is why most states have requirements for the introduction of some kinds of lifetime sports beginning at pretty young ages in schools.  They don't have to be intense but just something that can keep us physically active.  If we can take advantage of some of these, we will likely be much better off.

Consider Current Condition

It is really important for us to recognize just what kind of shape we are in.  If we have not been active for quite a while, jumping into some kind of activity that requires heavy participation can do more harm than good.  Too many times, we hear about someone who has gone full blast in something that is physically stressful, we may risk serious injury.  If we have been too sedentary, our heart may not be ready for such a test either.  It is better to begin slowly and work up as we are able.

Determine Your Needs

It is a good idea to do some kind of personal inventory regarding just what your overall condition looks like.  Can you keep up a faster pace right off the bat?  Do you need to consider some kind of weakness or prior injury before you get started?  What do you expect to achieve with your activity?  Deciding what level of activity you want to reach and what pace you need to follow is a big part of developing a successful plan.

Lifetime Sports Includes a Lot

When you look for some kind of sport to begin, it is a good idea to look at a list.  Finding the one that can fit you is important.  Whether it is tennis, golf, swimming, dancing, or any of a large number of activities, there is something out there that can fit your own personal preferences and limits.  It is most critical to choose something that you can stay with and enjoy.  Finding something that you can share with others may be a big factor as well.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Lone Tree, Colo.

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