Chiropractic Tip: 4 Easy Ways to Start Exercising Now
By Sandy Schroeder
Most of us are already busy as the New Year rolls ahead, but we still need to make exercise happen. Some easy exercises backed up with chiropractic support may be a way to make it all work.
Harvard Health suggests four ways to get in shape and improve health while you maintain your daily schedule. See if these work for you.
Strength training - Create a simple home routine with small weights or talk with your gym coach about your goals and the proper form. Do two or more sessions each week. Use one or two pounds to start and increase by a pound or two each week afterwards. Gradually increase the weights when you can lift the weights through the whole range of motion.
Walk everywhere every day - Start with a 15-minute walk in the morning or afternoon. Increase it to 30 or more minutes as it feels comfortable. See if you can enlist a workout buddy to make walking a daily lunchtime or evening activity. You just need comfortable supportive sneakers to make walking a priority in your life.
Dive right in - Water aerobics may be an inviting way to get back in shape. Make it a family project at your local community pool with swimming classes for individual age groups. If you are having any aches and pains, the buoyancy of water makes exercise a lot easier.
Balance everything with tai chi - Check out a local community class in your area, and you may be hooked. The gentle standing swaying motions of this ancient Chinese practice may give you an hour of moving meditation, along with more muscle strength and better balance. You can also check classes online to see what it looks like. Classes are available at beginner and advanced levels.
How Chiropractic Support Helps
As you line up the exercises that work for you, your chiropractor can help you select the right ones. Get the approval of your doctor and your chiropractor before starting new ones.
Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to get started. The Joint Chiropractic's licensed chiropractors focus on health, wellness and fitness solutions every day.
Bring in your goals and questions as you review your daily schedule and health history with your chiropractor. Your chiropractor will explain how your spinal health influences your overall health. A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may relieve aches and pains and generate an overall sense of wellness that gives you more energy, better sleep, and improved alertness. Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may keep the benefits coming as you dip into your new exercise schedule.
When you are ready to get started, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Affordable personal healthcare plans eliminate the hassle of insurance. Evening and weekend hours make visits simple and no appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nev.