Staying fit can be difficult when we lead the busy lives that the majority of us do. The proximity of nearby amenities such as a gym can be a benefit in most cities, but we still need to find the time for squeezing in a workout at least a few times a week. Chiropractic doctor Bryan Lawrence (Lawrence Health & Wellness) recommends a brisk 10 minute walk each day to help maintain your spine health. Here's a few tips on how to stay fit no matter where you live or how much free time you have.
1) Get outside!
Enjoy your hometown's parks and greenspaces and trails waiting for you. Whether you want to walk, run, bike, or rollerblade, you'll love the trails available. On poor weather days, opt for a treadmill or mall walking instead. Go for a swim in a local pool, play a game on nearby tennis courts or play a game at a baseball diamond. There are plenty of outdoor activities, just choose one you like and get out there!
2) Take a class!
If you aren't the type to just lace up your shoes and head for the trails, the commitment and group atmosphere of a fitness class may be just what you're looking for. Many classes offer lots of flexibility in terms of when and for how long you choose to participate. Community centres offer a variety of registered sports and fitness programs, as well as art classes, cooking classes, and children's camps, and you can try skating at an indoor skating rink and various Learn to Skate programs.
Life can be pretty hectic, and staying healthy isn't limited to your body. Your mind is just as important, and taking chances to reduce stress helps keep it healthy. Tai Chi and Yoga can teach you complete breathing and the relaxation of both mind and body. By simply eliminating stress you can improve your overall health and mental well being!