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|In one sense, it doesn't matter what kind of exercise you're doing, as long as you're doing something. The key thing, the bottom line, is to be physically active in some way, every day or almost every day.
Exercise is relative. If you're 20 years old, walking four or five blocks isn't going to do much for you. But if you're 80 years old, that same four or five blocks might be terrific exercise. The important thing is to start being active.
The immediate hurdle is getting started. This is a choice, and it's a choice we make every day. Do I choose to spend some time taking care of myself, or do I choose to put it off for another day and spend today feeling badly because I didn't do what I'd promised myself I'd do? It's much easier on oneself to choose the path of action.
The bonus is that exercise makes you feel good mentally because your brain produces endorphins in response to physical activity, so you get a double bonus of feeling good!
If you haven't exercised in a few months or a few years, start slowly. The purpose is not to look like a supermodel. The purpose is to be healthy and well. This takes time. Work gradually, paying attention to what you're doing. The more you can focus clearly on your activity, the more you'll get out of it, both mentally and physically.
Yes, exercise is work. And it's also fun. It really becomes fun when you start noticing your clothes don't quite fit anymore. It's really fun when your friends say, "you look great!" It's really fun when you find you have much more energy than you used to and you're enjoy your life so much more!
Since 1990, Advanced Health Professionals [AHP] has helped thousands of patients recover from pain and injury.
AHP is the Norwalk CT area's leading provider of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Acupuncture services.
Did you know that most of us experience joint and/or muscle pain either chronically or occasionally? Living in pain is unnecessary and unhealthy.
At AHP, we fight this type of pain every day. Dynamic Rehabilitation attacks the cause of your pain making you stronger and able to move through your life in the best possible way!
AHP Physical Therapy: Occupational Health Services, FCE Evaluations, Worker's Compensation Case Management, Personal Injury Therapy and Rehabilitation
Banish sore, tight muscles and boost flexibility and athletic performance with The Vital Stretch™. This unique stretching program uses assisted stretching combined with isolated stabilization to target your body’s specific needs, ensuring long-lasting results.
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Norwalk Office Hours
|Monday||9 AM||7 PM|
|Tuesday||9 AM||7 PM|
|Wednesday||9 AM||7 PM|
|Thursday||3 PM||7 PM|
|Friday||9 AM||2 PM|
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