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Can Lifetime Sports Support Good Health?

By Tom Herrin

When it comes to maintaining health, a lot of us take more notice as we get older.  At that point, the thought of getting involved in a regular exercise routine may not sound real appealing.  Fortunately there are other ways to accomplish the goal of supporting health without dreading the time.  Most people have had some experience with lifetime sports in school, but many have likely forgotten just what they enjoyed.  Lifetime sports can be a great means of improving physical condition while participating in something enjoyable.  For many, a little competition can put a lot more spice in getting in shape.

Check Yourself Over

Anytime you get ready to begin some kind of a new routine of activity, it is best to determine what kinds of issues you may have.  A good self-assessment may allow you the opportunity to prevent potential problems before they arise.  This should allow you to review your overall condition and note any potential problems.  Getting into a heavy running routine if you have pain in your feet or knees.  Doing something that largely involves your arms could be bad is you have shoulder pain.

What Is a Reasonable Goal?

Many people recommend that you should shoot for 30 minutes per day of activity five days per week.  This will still allow you the opportunity to have a break.  Regular schedules for exercise is usually best.  It allows your body to get into a mode of burning calories and having the right kind of break.  An erratic schedule may lead to too many sugar highs and lows.  This may end up leaving you feeling ill and unable to follow through with whatever you begin resulting in failure of the very program you are attempting to put in place.

The Choice Is Yours

You really have no limit on just what you can do.  There is an increasingly large number of lifetime sports available.  You will just need to sort through and find one or two that fits you.  The heavier ones may include running clubs or basketball, soccer, softball, or volleyball leagues.  Some of the more passive ones may be the standards of golf, tennis, bowling, etc.  Find one that sounds appealing and give it a try.  If that one doesn't do what you need, go to another one.  In the end, you will likely be healthier and in better shape.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Baton Rouge, La.

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