Chiropractic is not just about correcting pain, it is also about recognizing potential causes of future pain and helping patients to avoid these situations. Our bodies were made for an environment where calories are scarce and exercise is unavoidable. However, we live in an environment where exercise is scarce and calories are unavoidable. Our bodies were meant to move for the majority of the day – gathering food, hunting for food, out-running predators, travelling from one place to another. This is a drastic change from the life we lead today. Most of us are almost completely sedentary compliments of computers, cars, phones, etc. All the technology around us is great and makes life easier for the most part, but because of this, we just have work harder at getting physical activity.
Ideally we’d be active throughout the day, but most people’s jobs do not allow for that. Setting aside time before throughout the day to be active is needed. Below are some ideas from Dr. David Orlando of Innovative Health and Wellness in Woodstock for getting more activity throughout the day.
Driving to work
Park your car in one of the spaces farthest from the door to get in a few more steps.
During the day at your desk
Look for opportunities to stand. Some employers are starting to install desks that can be adjusted to a standing position. If this is not the case, try standing on your next conference call.
Go to the bathroom on another floor or at the other end of the building.
Walk over to a co-workers desk to chat instead of using the phone or email.
Coffee break? Use this time to do some stretches or to go for a brisk walk. Organizing a lunch walking group will help keep you and other motivated.
When traveling out of town for work
Before booking your hotel go online or call to see what kind of exercise facility they have. Walking paths in the area might also be an option.
Carry a resistance band in your suitcase. Wake up and do some toning exercises to wake up your mind and muscles.
While walking through the airport walk briskly. Remember to stand tall, and keep your shoulders relaxed.
Whether you use the tips above to get started being more active or to supplement your exercise routine, remember every little bit helps in keeping your body mobile and in proper condition.
For an overall evaluation of your body alignment condition due to a sedentary lifestyle, schedule an appointment at our Chiropractic office in Woodstock as soon as possible. We will evaluate your condition and develop a plan to help you achieve optimum health.
You can reach our office by phone at 770-926-4646 or by using the convenient “Contact Us” feature on our website.
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