Working out is, like most things in life, best when balanced
Many people sabotage themselves by working out with the wrong motives in mind; only focusing on one muscle group (especially mirror muscles), over or underestimating themselves and adjusting their workout accordingly; listening to every new fitness fad that comes along. At Family Chiropractic & Natural Healing Center, we believe that conventional wisdom is the best wisdom, especially when it comes to people who are only maintaining a tepid relationship with exercise. Let's look at some standardized advice for people looking to add more workout into their life.
A balanced workout routine in Milpitas
- Focus on variety: mixing up your exercises ensures that you will get a well-rounded body. It also helps to combat the monotony of exercise that often makes working out feel like a chore.
- Strength training one day, cardio the next: cardio can sap your energy reserves for weight training and vice versa. Alternating them between days can keep exercise interesting and prevent you from burning out.
- Focusing on the whole core: did you know that there are 29 core muscles in your back, abdomen and pelvis. Most people think of the core as just the abs, but this region is crucial for stability and injury prevention.
- Choosing exercise you like: if you are doing an activity you like, it can hardly feel like a chore.
- Stretching: helps improve circulation and elasticity of muscle joints which preserves your range of motion and prevents injury!
- Fully warming up: if you are pushed for time, don't short cut the warm up. This is the most important part of your exercise!
Your workout support team in Milpitas, CA
We support every effort you make at improving your health. If you have long-standing pain or issues that prevent you from enjoying exercise, give our office a call to schedule an appointment. Many people don't know that an unbalanced spine can create uneven growth of muscle and lead to problems down the line. We ensure that your spine is in line, so your body can take the most out of every exercise session.
Dr. Gregory Lind, D.C.