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Exercise the cure
Posted 5 months ago
Damon Albarn claimed it years ago...Cut down on your pork life and get some exercise.
The miracle pill that everyone is waiting for -
If you could put the benefits of exercise in a pill you would be a very very rich man or woman for certain.
Who has seen that statistic that says we should all be taking 30 - 60 mins of exercise a day to stay healthy?
Yes, that’s right a minimum of 30 mins a day just to be healthy. I’m not sure that too many of us can claim we exercise that much. Sure a good few of you that we have met along the way at Straight Back will be able to claim that.
But I would bet that a lot more couldn’t lay claim to taking that much exercise every week, day or month.
Check out these ways in which you could hit your target of that much exercise in a week -
As an example the NHS suggests you try the following:
At least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or brisk walking every week and
Strength exercises on 2 or more days a week that work all the major muscles (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms)
There are other ways to get the combination of exercise right but the point is… Just do something.
If you aren’t doing an awful lot at the moment then the best thing to do do something and the one thing that couldn’t be much simpler is to take a brisk walk.
I can’t recommend the benefits a brisk walk enough. Whether it be for starting an exercise programme or because you have an injury or have just had surgery. It’s got to be right up there as the top exercise that we prescribe here especially when it comes to rehabilitation. Forget the back stretches, the hamstring stretches or the core strengthening.
Without a doubt, the number 1 rehab drill we ask patients to do is a daily walking regime.
There really isn’t a better way to get going again. It's free, simple and only requires a pair of shoes - no tight fluoro lycra required - unless you really have to :-)
So go on get out there and get walking - or any other combination of exercise you enjoy that means you are going to take 30 mins of decent exercise a day.
Sometimes it's not that easy I know…
One complaint I receive from a large number of people is that they have an injury that gets in the way of the very exercise that they want to be doing. It might be every time they try running, cycling, swimming or even walking again that the injury recurs.
Peoples great frustration is that they don’t know what the injury is or what they should be doing for the best to look after it and get over it.
That’s why we created the super popular Diagnosis session - where you can come in and find out how and what you should be doing to get over your injury -
A full 45min Physio session for Half price - Bargain - and if it means you can get out and start your health benefiting exercise programme then we’re only too pleased to be able to help.
Check out the Link below that will take you straight to the form where you can book your own half-price Diagnosis session.
Any issues or questions please give us a shout. From the Team at Straight Back
To Recap... If you want more info on how you can ease your injury, you can come for a ‘diagnosis session' - we’d love to help you out and give you 50% OFF the price of your first session with us.
That means you can come and see us for £24 instead of the usual £48 and you can leave the session safe in the knowledge of what's wrong and what you need to do to get things going again.
Go here to request your diagnosis session: HERE DIAGNOSIS SESSION
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