Being active and taking moderate levels of exercise is good for our overall health including the health of our spines. As chiropractors in our busy chiropractic clinic in Fareham we encourage our patients to be active, if it’s appropriate for their condition.
When people hear “active” and “take some exercise” they’re first thoughts often turn to “go to the gym”. However, our chiropractors are keen to stress that taking exercise does not necessarily mean joining up to your nearest gym or pounding the pavements running or jogging. Of course if these activities interest you and you enjoy them then go for it. However, for many, they seem to have the opposite effect.
Our chiropractors at Homewood Chiropractic Clinic are keen to stress that there are many options to get you active and it’s beneficial to find activities that you enjoy and are more likely to do than take out a gym membership that for many people never get used.
Here our chiropractors share their top three activities for getting active and having fun at the same time:
Walking – it’s free, simple to do and accessible to most people. All you need is a good pair of shoes and you’re off. Walking can also be a very social activity and many areas have walking groups that organise walks which you can join.
Swimming – is a great all-round exercise whatever your age or ability. Whilst you do need access to a pool, there is usually a local pool accessible to most. Many pools offer swimming classes which are a great way to learn and improve your technique. Some pools offer aqua aerobic classes which is great form of low impact exercise on the joints.
Dancing – is a great fun way to take some exercise. Programmes such as Strictly Come Dancing have really created a new interest in dancing. You will probably find dance classes in your local area for many different styles of dancing.
There’s no excuse now to get out there and find a fun activity that you will enjoy. If you’ve putting off taking regular exercise why not consider one of these options. Remember before starting on any form of exercise regime to seek advice from your chiropractor or other health care professional.
Our chiropractors at Homewood are here to offer you advice or if you are suffering with back pain or discomfort then our team is here to help. Why not call us on 01329 280 283 and make an appointment now.