Making the case for Physical Therapy and Fitness
Our body is like an engine and akin to a car that needs regular supply of fuel and greasing for better mobility. While food is fuel for our body, constant motion of hands and limbs enhance body flexibility and reduce friction between moving parts, just as a lubricant would. It is therefore, imperative that we keep our bodies active and mobile so as to ensure optimum functioning of all the parts.
When it comes to fitness though, everything has been said and done. Fitness experts have repeatedly stressed the importance of working out regularly. However, we all have such tight schedules and long working hours that most of us give up on our bodies after the very first day of workout. It is not that we are unaware of the importance of health and fitness; but mostly wonder as to how we are going to incorporate a regular fitness regimen into our busy lives.
In this matter, the best policy one can adopt is ‘step-wise progression’. This term is self-explanatory and assures our daily commitment towards a healthy lifestyle, but in stages. Try sitting up straight and stretching your chest wide enough so that your shoulder blades come together. This is a ‘chest stretch’ and helps release the tension in your back. See how easy it is? You can repeat this at intervals while seated at your desk or being engaged in a chore. This routine, while correcting your posture and easing the tension in your muscles, also ascertains that you do not need to take extraordinary time out of your schedules to get fit.
Physical therapy and fitness can and should be achieved in stages. If rigorous workouts are not your thing, always start with a few warm-up exercises; you can create your own rhythm and fall into a momentum by repeatedly following an exercise throughout the day. This practice will not only correct your posture but also help make your body more agile and active.
There are several less demanding routines that all of us can follow instead of working out vigorously one day and giving up on our resolutions for the rest of the year. Because most of us are physically illiterate, it helps that we access medically-guided tutorials on optimal body function and motion. You do not necessarily have to hit the gym for this! Fitness can be achieved from the comfort of your home as well. Try a few online exercise tutorials; Phyxable is a good place to start! The app features several video tutorials for pain management and regular fitness. You need to simply download the app and begin your journey to a lifetime of fitness and well-being!
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