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Ready Set Go! What To Do Next

By Sandy Schroeder

Most of us are out of practice after a very long year, but we are ready to pick up speed and get back on track with life.  If you are considering what to do first, it might be time to ask some questions. 

  • Looking for new exercise choices? 
  • Need to drop a few pounds? 
  • Searching for new inspirations? 

Whatever your goals are now, Mayo Clinic encourages you to put your health first and stay as active as possible. Most of us have been sitting way too much, and now it's time to get moving and keep moving. 

Why Exercise Counts So Much 

Mayo Clinic says we may not realize just how much good exercise does. A healthy weight, an up mood, and good health numbers all depend on regular physical activity. Check all of the benefits.  

Use the time you have to fit exercise in wherever it works. Schedule exercise as part of the day, and then back it up with extra walks, simple household tasks and extra stretching or yoga sessions in the evening. If you are moving, it all counts. 

Exercise fights disease - Staying active will help you lower the risk for heart disease and keep blood pressure normal. Exercise can help you keep weight down and boost good cholesterol while cutting unhealthy triglycerides. Exercise makes the difference in key areas. 

  • High blood pressure 
  • Stroke 
  • Metabolic syndrome 
  • Type 2 diabetes 
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Arthritis 
  • Falls 

Exercise lifts the spirit - On the mornings that I walk I always feel more positive as the day rolls ahead. On the days that I work late, a short run or walk to the park can make the evening better. Exercise smooths out the day's bumps to make you more confident and relaxed. 

Exercise helps you sleep better - Get outdoors for a short walk or bike ride and rest better at night. Releasing some of the day's tensions and burning up excess energy helps me wind down more easily at night.  

Exercise burns off extra calories - Start slowly and make sure you get at least 30 minutes of exercise every day to drop those extra pounds. Once you develop an exercise rhythm and start dropping pounds, it will become easier and easier. Nothing tastes as good as being thin. 

Exercise generates energy - Keep your heart and lungs strong with daily biking, brisk walks or regular runs. As you build muscle strength and improve endurance, all of your regular tasks may go faster and seem easier.  

Exercise makes life more fun - Reach out to connect with friends. Bike rides, barbecues and pool parties work to get the whole family involved.  However exercise works for you, count on it to make life better. 

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

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