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Keeping your body active is the first step to starting this new year on the right foot. I’m sure you have once felt that you don’t have enough time for an active lifestyle. You’re not alone in trying to find out how to squeeze exercise into an already hectic schedule, whether you work the night shift, are busy with your kid’s activities, or are pursuing a degree.

To keep your body moving today and every day, you must find ways to do so that don’t force you to take extra time out of your already busy schedule. It is easier than you may think!

Why You Should Keep Moving

After a hard day, it’s easy to collapse onto the couch and binge-watch your favorite series until it’s time to go to bed. That is why, if you make the conscious choice to move more, you must understand why.

The following are just a few benefits of movement:

Stronger Muscles

There are more than 600 different muscles in your body. By moving more, you strengthen those muscles, which improves your balance, stability, and coordination. Additionally, stretching promotes the health of your muscles!

Stronger Bones

You might not think there is a method to exercise your bones, but in reality, movement aids in the development of denser and more resilient bones. Walking and other simple weight-bearing exercises can support your bones.

Increased Range of Motion

The increased movement will promote joint flexibility and increase your range of motion, which will ultimately improve joint function.

Improved Cognition

Your brain will benefit from more movement throughout the day. It has been shown that exercise can support the parts of the brain that deteriorate as we age.

How You Can Move More

You can increase your everyday movement by making a variety of small decisions. Some of the simplest decisions you can make to increase your daily step count include:

Use the Stairs

A simple and convenient approach to include extra movement is to take the stairs instead of the elevator.

Park Further Away

By simply choosing a location further from the door — provided the area is well-lit and secure, of course — you can easily add additional movement to your day.

Clean Your House

Cleaning up around the house counts as exercise! Think of tasks like vacuuming, mopping, sorting clothes, and putting out the trash as opportunities to move more throughout the day rather than as chores.

Stand Up

Standing is one of the simplest methods to increase your daily mobility without you realizing it because it uses more muscles than sitting does.

More movement can be added to your day in a variety of easy ways. It’s important to keep in mind that even tiny changes can greatly impact your health and well-being. Decide to make small changes to move more and improve your overall health as we settle into this new year.

What We Do

The main goal of Atlas Injury to Health is to give each patient personalized, functional care. Dr. Michael St. Louis’ is a chiropractor in Winter Garden, FL that specializes in atlas orthogonal chiropractic and upper cervical chiropractic to improve spine function. If you think that chiropractic care would be beneficial for you, contact us to schedule a consultation. Call 407-656-0390 or send an email to info@atlasinjurytohealth.com for more information.