If you are someone who doesn't like to exercise, or you don't have enough time. This post is for you. Here are a few suggestions you can work into your lifestyle.
We live in a movement starved society. Quote from Pete Egoscue, founder of the The Egoscue Method for Postural Therapy.
When I began my journey is chronic pain reduction for myself, I never thought of movement could be the solution to my pain. I came from many years working in western medicine and addressed my painful neck, back and hips with rest and occasional non-steroidal over the counter drugs.
What if you are someone who doesn’t like to exercise, or you feel you don’t have enough time.
I am solution person, so here are a few suggestions you can work into your lifestyle.
- You might do15 minutes housework every day, this will get you up and moving.
- Park your car further away when going to the store or shopping.
- Gardening, watering plants, weeding. Anything that increases movement.
- Join a gym and workout three or more times a week.
- Invite friends for a walking challenge, have fun while getting healthier.
- Hiking with friends. I have one client who lost 40 pounds doing this.
- Postural therapy for your joints, chronic pains, and muscle imbalances.
- Walk around a mall and window shop.
- Walk on the beach.
- Purchase a step counter. You will be amazed how this motivates you to get up and move. You can set it up to remind you to move more often.
My husband and I purchased OuraRings back in November. They will help you with getting your circadian rhythms balanced with your body. This has been very helpful, and especially when you might be catching something, the ring lets you know there are changes that need to be looked at. We get up every morning and compare our sleep to
each other. The ring is very informative and will help you with improving your health and activity levels.
One thing I have learned personally and watched clients learn the same thing. Get started, even if it’s a small change. Unless you up and quit, my guess is you will increase your time and exercise once you get into a groove.
For more information about Postural Therapy, you can contact my office or schedule a complimentary assessment in person or Zoom.