Balance is best when it comes to working out
It begins with your motives: are you working out just to look good? Or to feel good as well. Are you adhering to every new fitness fad that comes along, or pursuing a custom made workout plan that works for your body? At Hayes Family Chiropractic, we believe that when it comes to working out, a balanced mindset is the best place to begin: it helps you guard against burning out and prevents the workout phase of your day from becoming a dreadful monotony. If you are looking to add more workout into your life, check out our tips for keeping it balanced
The elements of a balanced workout
- Maintain variety: most health professionals agree that mixing up your exercise is the best way to get a well-rounded healthy body. For example, you could try weight training one day and cardio the next as opposed to both on the same day.
- Use the core as a model: there are up to 35 different muscle groups in the core and their health can affect just about every motion you make. Rather than just targeting the abs, consider an exercise that targets the core as a whole, such as yoga or pilates.
- Choose exercise that makes you happy: it's always worth repeating- if you don't like running, you don't have to run. Choosing exercise that you like keeps you invested and coming back for more.
- Warm up fully: cutting corners on the warm up leaves you vulnerable to injury.
- Stretch on off days: on days when you can't make it to the gym, or those when you are taking a break, try to work in some stretching to maintain elasticity of the muscles and boost your circulation.
Getting the most out of each workout with the help of Hayes Family Chiropractic
Many people are unaware that working out with a misaligned spine contributes to less than efficient muscle building and leaves them vulnerable to injury. At our office in Dunedin, we ensure your body is in the right shape to reap all the benefits of your workout routine; give us a call to schedule an appointment today.
Dr. Chris Hayes, D.C.