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Can You Really Regain that Strength that Seems Gone?

By Tom Herrin

Do you ever feel like something’s missing?  I mean, you feel like you could do a lot more lifting and physical work a few years ago than you can now.  Somehow it seems like you woke up one day and it was just gone.  It may be gone, but not forever.  A good workout plan can retrieve a lot more of your old self than you might think.  If you are willing to make a small regular commitment, you can find some of that physical ability you feel like you’ve lost.

It’s Never Too Late To Start

A lot of times people seem to think that exercise is just for young people.  That couldn’t be more wrong.  Even if someone has never been an active type, they can start moving and exercising.  The increased activity will increase blood flow and improve muscle function.  Balance, reaction time, endurance, and general health will all become better.  Older people may find themselves having better control of balance and fine skills which can help them to function more efficiently.  It can also help to manage weight that may seem out of control.  Improved endurance is always something that can be attained.  

Exercise Can Prevent Other Health Problems

Anytime I find myself a little depressed, I do some kind of exercise.  It is great for improving your mood.  There have been several studies that indicate exercise can boost immunities, help manage pain and stress, make us more mentally alert, and improve sleep.  I know it can boost confidence.  I’ve seen that first-hand.  It is also known to improve bone density.  Of course being in better condition can reduce the incidence of injuries from accidents.

The Grind Of Exercise May Seem Unpleasant

It is always a little tough trying to start doing something when we’ve been doing nothing.  Exercise may sound like a chore.  It doesn’t have to be.  A lot of people listen to music when they walk, run, or just work out.  Finding music you enjoy makes it much more pleasant.  I have one friend who listens to classical music while walking.  That’s his thing.  The good thing is, each person can choose their own favorite with all the tools we have today.  If you do something like a treadmill or exercise bike, you can even watch television.  It won’t be long before you get in a groove and look forward to doing something active.  Today will be a good time to start something new to get back some of that strength and conditioning.  You are sure to feel stronger in no time.

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

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