7 Ways To Add More Physical Activity To Your Routine
Get Moving Again with These Helpful Tips!
Millions of Americans are risking serious health consequences simply because they do too much sitting and not enough moving around. As a matter of fact, 80 percent of the U.S. population falls short of the Physical Activity Guidelines recommended by the Department of Health and Human Services?
This detail may not come as a surprise to you, particularly if you’re one of the 80 percent! What can impress you, though, is how quickly and effortlessly you can increase your everyday activity level.
Here are seven easy suggestions from our physical therapist for getting more exercise in your life. If you’re dealing with persistent pain that is keeping you from comfortably participating in any of these, be sure to call our clinic today for an appointment!
1. Go for a bike ride.
Maybe it’s time you remembered how to ride a bicycle if the trip to the corner store takes too long on foot.
Cycling works with different muscles than walking, so it’s a great way to supplement walking anytime you decide to go a bit further and quicker. It even gives you a good cardiovascular workout.
2. Try a new sport out.
It doesn’t have to be a hassle to get the extra activity; it could just as easily take the form of new fun activity!
Have you ever considered playing basketball, golf, sailing, diving, running, or a competitive sport like soccer or softball? These sports have a variety of physical advantages while also getting you up and running.
3. Give yoga a try!
Running or jumping around at a fast pace isn’t necessarily the best way to stay in shape. Yoga relieves tension, stretches muscles, increases freedom of motion, and aids in respiratory control, all of which are beneficial to the body and mind.
Yoga classes have both organized instruction and a supportive social atmosphere. Look for a local yoga class or studio in your area and break out that mat!
4. Invest in a standing desk.
Standing desks have been very popular in offices, and for good cause.
Standing instead of sitting at your desk will help you lose weight, control blood sugar levels after meals, relieve back pain, improve your mood and stamina, lower your risk of heart disease, and add years to your life expectancy. You might also discover that you are able to complete more work in a day!
5. Take your dog for a walk.
Have you ever marveled at the sheer energy and endurance displayed by your dog? Dogs love to walk, run, play catch and explore.
Join in these activities, and you’ll find that your dog gives you one heck of a workout.
6. Walk instead of drive (when you can!)
Many people automatically get into their cars even for a brief trip to the mailbox or corner store. What if you spent an extra few minutes each day walking instead of driving?
It might not sound like much of a workout, but walking increases your blood flow and circulation, exercises your legs and feet, sheds excess pounds, keeps your joints limber, and helps to release stress.
7. Exercise while watching TV.
There’s nothing wrong with spending some quality time enjoying your favorite television shows or movies, so you don’t have to do it while sprawled on your sofa.
Consider investing in a stationary bike or treadmill to use when keeping up with your favorite shows.
Consider athletic training!
When suffering from a chronic illness, a majority of people seek physical treatment. You’re in pain, desperate for help and healing, and unable to find the strength to keep going…of course you’re going to end up turning to an expert for help!
Physical trainers are qualified to help you recover from the injuries at the same level of intensity (if not more!) as before. They are committed to assisting you in reaching your full potential, whatever that might be.
With the help of our physical trainers, you will learn about the advantages of sports fitness. Among them are, but are not limited to:
- Healing from an injury. Physical rehabilitation therapies are one of the most effective ways to recover from an accident and find pain relief. Each care is tailored to the individual’s needs and the severity of their injury and includes targeted exercises, workouts, and strength-building measures that are relevant to their rehabilitation.
- Refocusing strengths. A physical therapist can help you focus on improving your strength in areas that you may not have considered. Many parts of the body influence each other, and strengthening one can help with the function of another. Rather than jumping directly into a new form of activity, it makes sense to train your body to react to the new form of stimulation by improving your muscular strength and range of motion.
- Developing healthy habits. While a physical trainer can assist you in achieving physical goals, they can also assist you in achieving general fitness goals.
Regular exercise, a balanced diet, and a firm emphasis on hydration, for example, are all important for enhancing your physical fitness. When it comes to increasing stamina and muscle functionality, a physical trainer is a wonderful opportunity to have because they can help you progress in all facets of your fitness and wellbeing.
Call our clinic today for an appointment
Are there activities on this list that you’d love to try — if only your body would let you? Physical therapy could get you back in shape to get into better shape.