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Daily Ways To Stay Active: EP’s Chiropractic Functional Clinic

Learning how to stay active with busy lives and schedules takes practice. There are daily ways to incorporate physical movement into the everyday routine and shed sedentary habits in favor of more active ones resulting in improved overall health, elevated mood, and better energy levels. Regular movement lowers body weight and reduces the risk of medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and arthritis. And regularly incorporating small physical activities throughout the day can make the exercise more fun and not like a chore that begins to become second nature.

Daily Ways To Stay Active: EP's Chiropractic Functional Clinic

Daily Ways To Stay Active

Like most individuals, much time is spent sitting in the car, workstation/desk, or couch. Research has found that maintaining physical activity can reduce the risk of colon and breast cancer.

Movement

Everyone is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all daily or weekly movement plan. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults ages 18 to 64 get around 150 minutes of moderate-intensity weekly exercise combined with functional strength training. This can seem like a lot, but still, some activity is better than none. Wherever an individual is in physical fitness, it is never too late to make incremental adjustments and rebuild health one step at a time.

  • Brisk walking is an example of moderate-intensity exercise.
  • Individuals with busy schedules can break up their daily movement into smaller chunks.
  • 5 or 10 minutes here and there add up to significant health benefits.

Start With Stretching

  • A quick morning stretch of 10 minutes can help limber up the muscles, get circulation pumping, and reduce stress.
  • A study found that a regular 10-minute stretching plan helped reduce anxiety and physical pain and increase flexibility.

Stand Up and Walking Around More

  • Standing up every 20-30 minutes at home or work is recommended during seated activities.
  • Walking and thinking increases creative output.
  • Mobility gets the blood pumping and increases caloric output.
  • With regular practice, individuals learn to feel their muscles tensing from too much sitting and know it’s time to get up and move.
  • One way to stand and move is to pace the room during a phone call.

Take the Long Way

  • Take the stairs or park farther from the store to increase walking steps.
  • Physical activity in small bursts creates a mindset of an added challenge.
  •  Choosing to go the long way does make a difference and can significantly affect other areas of life.

Move to Music

  • Research shows that music has amazing effects on physical activity.
  • It distracts from pain and fatigue.
  • It increases endurance.
  • Makes physical activity and exercise feel like less of an effort.
  • Playing moving music around the office, if possible/headphones and house can get the body naturally moving more.

House Tasks

  • Cleaning the house and doing chores from a fitness perspective can be a refreshing way to get the work done and work out.
  • This could be washing dishes after dinner, using the whole body
  • Vacuuming the house can work the muscles and elevate the heart rate.
  • A 150-pound person can burn serious calories from a full hour of cleaning and chores.
  • Added mental health benefits from the work reduce anxiety, depression, and negative mood.

Get Up When Commercials Come On

  • Get up and move during commercial breaks.
  • But with streaming services, commercials aren’t the same.
  • When watching shows or movies without built-in commercials, make a habit of getting up.
  • For shows or movies with no commercials, pause and take a quick stretch, do a quick round of jumping jacks, or walk to the other end of the house or twice in an apartment and back.
  • A brief break is not an actual workout, but it will get the heart pumping more than staying sedentary.
  • The more you do it, the more natural it will become.

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References

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Hotta, Kazuki, et al. “Daily muscle stretching enhances blood flow, endothelial function, capillarity, vascular volume and connectivity in aged skeletal muscle.” The Journal of Physiology vol. 596,10 (2018): 1903-1917. doi:10.1113/JP275459

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The information herein on "Daily Ways To Stay Active: EP's Chiropractic Functional Clinic" is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional or licensed physician and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make healthcare decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.

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Disclaimer *

The information herein is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional. Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.* Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

phone: 915-850-0900

Licensed in Texas & New Mexico *

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Professional Scope of Practice *

The information herein on "Create a Fitness Mindset: Overcome Mental Blocks" is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional or licensed physician and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make healthcare decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.

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Our information scope is limited to Chiropractic, musculoskeletal, acupuncture, physical medicines, wellness, contributing etiological viscerosomatic disturbances within clinical presentations, associated somatovisceral reflex clinical dynamics, subluxation complexes, sensitive health issues, and/or functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions.

We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from various disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and directly or indirectly support our clinical scope of practice.*

Our office has reasonably attempted to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez, DC, or contact us at 915-850-0900.

We are here to help you and your family.

Blessings

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, RN*, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

Licensed as a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) in Texas & New Mexico*
Texas DC License # TX5807, New Mexico DC License # NM-DC2182

Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN*) in Florida
Florida License RN License # RN9617241 (Control No. 3558029)
Compact Status: Multi-State License: Authorized to Practice in 40 States*

Presently Matriculated: ICHS: MSN* FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner Program)

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, RN* CIFM*, IFMCP*, ATN*, CCST
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