Just Get Moving
It’s easy to feel run down and get out of your routine with all the holiday madness. Being consistent with your wellness routine while being realistic with your time management is the key to success during the holiday routine.🔑
The less barriers you have to exercise the more likely your are going to do it. This means choosing an exercise that is accessible and can be done easily most places. We want to avoid getting in the funk of the holidays and saying we'll catch up in the new year. Doing consistent moderate intensity exercise will help us stay in shape and get ready to conquer more difficult exercises if that is our goal. Rather the working out for 1-2 hours 3 days of the week try to tone down the intensity and increase the frequency to avoid injury, stay fit, and make exercise part of your routine. For example, the excerpt below lays out some recent recommendations.
New England Journal of Medicine writes, “Federal guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Sports Medicine,as well as the Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health,endorse at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most, and preferably all, days of the week, in contrast to earlier guidelines that recommended vigorous endurance exercise for at least 20 minutes three or more times per week.”📜
TO FIND YOUR PACE: Walk at a pace that is challenging for you but still allows you to carry a light conversation.
If exercise causes you pain or you unable to perform the way you would like, seek out a chiropractor or other health care provider to develop a plan to get you back on track.
Dr. David Satterfield, D.C.