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The number one consideration with exercise – WHY. This is the idea behind this article to give you a better understanding of what is your why.
Exercise is activity that you exert physical effort. It is undertaken for a variety of reasons, to either look, feel or function better. Exercises are commonly used to improve or maintain physical fitness or looks, and overall health and wellness. It is undertaken for different goals, including strengthening your body, improving the cardiovascular system, improving athletic skills, weight loss/gain, physical appearance, mental clarity and lastly, enjoyment.
Like other lifestyle tasks, such as eating thinking and responding better; we categorise exercise generally as moving better, a key factor in your wellbeing/health. As with the other tasks, its purpose, design and implementation are based on your needs and goals. This is based upon who you are, your health status and what you need/want, which makes up the WHY to exercise. Your particular program needs to be designed for you, performed the correct way and at the best timing for you. If you are ready to do it.
Our community has been conditioned to believe more is better, so if you want to increase the benefit from exercise, do it harder/longer and complete it more times. This can be seen with the military type training, where people push through their limits, in the aim of a new personal best. While the initial thrill of being a winner is exhilarating, the regret of “I wish I hadn’t pushed so hard” later, is based on a short term gain, in opposition to a long term – sustainable health benefit. It is unfortunate that we have seen many past elite athletes end up with lifelong suffering from their earlier athletic pursuits.
Like our approach to Chiropractic, healthcare involves gentle precise adjustments to basically reprogram your nervous system; carefully guided intelligent movement of the spine and joints can also contain powerful and effective health benefits and outcomes. Often small changes to exercise technique results in disproportionately impressive results. As with all professions and in particular health practitioners like Total Health Chiropractic, you need to find a coach that shares your values and goals, as well as having the knowledge in the area.