Think back to the days of your youth. When you walked everywhere
or rode your bicycle all around. It wasn’t only fun. It was
healthy. You may have enjoyed swimming also. If any of those
memories hold feelings of a healthier and happier you, there is
hope. Ponder one or two activities you can safely try? Pick the
one that’s the most fun and start out… slowly. If it sounds
risky in any way, talk it over with your doctor first.
Another way to begin moving more is to offer help to someone
else. Yard or house work for an elderly neighbor for example, or
any number of other tasks. It doesn’t take much to get the spark
started and the reward of helping others is not only physical,
but also heart-felt. Offer to help a friend with one or more of
their long overdue projects or needs. They may be also waiting
for some motivation. A seemingly small help can sometimes make a
big difference in one’s life and once you get started, it’s even
easier to take on your own projects like…cleaning out your
garage or something. Working for others can actually become
income producing should you desire.
For those already serious about a structured program, make sure
you’ve got a certified trainer and chiropractor on your team. If
your spine houses any pre-existing asymmetries, doing
symmetrical exercises may just be strengthening your
asymmetrical pattern. This could actually hasten the
degenerative process and hamper progress, whether you’re feeling
stronger or not.
Remember, “movement is a good thing”. It is actually one of the
signs of life.
Street Clinic of Chiropractic, PLLC
Donald W. Olson, DC, FASBE, DACS
1020 A St. SE, Suite 4
Auburn, WA. 98002
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