Exercise...just do it!

Exercise seems to be one of those things that most people know can add a tremendous health benefit to their life, yet many people avoid it.  Many chiropractors recommend regular exercise to their patients.

According to the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute 52% of Canadian adults (aged 20 and older) are inactive.  When Canadians were asked specifically about their beliefs regarding certain lifelong benefits to physical acitivity, a majoriy strongly believe that physical activity helps to:  1. prevent heart disease (78%), maintain ability with everyday tasks in older age (73%) and 3. reduce stress (67%).

There are 3 ways that Back To Health Chiropractic Centre helps motivate patients to exercise:  1.  Exercise Wellness Workshops, 2. Fitness Bootcamps, and 3. Run Walk Club.  Each of these programs are free and are also available to people in Maple and Vaughan who are not members of our clinic.

Here are more benefits to regular exercise …

  • Gets you energized.
  • Helps you lose weight and stay in shape.
  • Builds endurance.
  • Keeps you flexible.
  • Strengthens your heart and improve blood circulation.
  • Improves sleeping.
  • Improves control of blood sugar.
  • Better mental well-being.

So my advice is this … Just do it! Find some sort of physical activity that you find enjoyable and you know you will commit to.  Some options can include walking, jogging, martial arts, rock climbing, weight lifting, yoga, pilates, or dance. 

The key is doing something that is fun for you and that you have a passion for.  This will help you stay motivated and commited to exercising regularly.

Also, ask yourself … “What’s my reason for exercising regularly?”  This is a very important question to answer.  Everyone has a different motivation that is personal to them.  You ask 100 people and you will get a 100 different reasons, each specific to that person. 

 Know your specific purpose and reasons for exercising, write them out on a blank sheet of paper, choose a physical activity you enjoy and … go do it!