We are busy people! Our daily pace, packed schedules and things that come up can make it difficult to take the time to exercise. Our daily life can require a lot of our time and energy and making time to exercise can be even harder to find the time. Many of us exercise in a way that does little more than exhaust us and we don’t see results that are worthy enough to keep going. Whether you have little time or exercise is difficult to complete or you are just looking for a better way to see great results, here are the best three types of exercise that are easy to adjust to any level and provide great results.
Swimming is a low impact, cardiovascular exercise that has a so many benefits. This activity does not add extra pressure to the body’s joints and is excellent for anybody that may experience arthritis or other similar conditions. Water is heavy and more difficult to move through, than say, air. Therefore, swimming also helps to tone the body, burn calories and fat! There are so many different forms of activities that you can do in the water such as walking, aqua form and doing lengths. Swimming also works as a great cardio workout. If given a consistent workout, the heart will become stronger, more versatile and healthier!
- Strength Training
Strength Training doesn’t have to mean building up bulky, intense muscle masses! In fact, using light weights to lift will help keep the muscle that already exists strong and functioning at its highest level. Not lifting will present more opportunity for the muscles to become weak and to deteriorate. Do you count calories? If so, you most definitely want to know that the more muscle a body has, the more calories will be burned, making it easier to set a target weight and keep it! There has also been evidence arising stating that strength training may have a positive impact on the brain and its ability to function, which has been found to be especially useful as the brain ages. Want to work on some preventive medicine? Strength training could be a really useful tool to staying healthy.
Walking is by far the most effective and easy exercise out there. The body was designed to walk, it is a natural activity. You don’t need any equipment, just lace up those runners! Walking everyday can have a great impact on the body’s health and mind. It can even help with personal goals for fitness and aesthetics, as walking everyday can have significant impact on the body’s ability to stay slender and fit. Walking uses muscles in many different areas of the body, allowing the body as a whole to lose weight and build necessary muscles, many of these muscles are in areas that we strive to build up. If you don’t currently do any exercise, just lace up your runners and start by walking down your street for 5 minutes then come straight back home. Start to take walks a couple of times a week and slowly build up to everyday and you’ll be feeling awesome!
If you are interested in getting and staying healthy, chiropractic care is for you! Give us a call at 519-966-7880 to find out how we can help you achieve your goals!