Holistic Family Health – Herndon
459A Carlisle Drive
Herndon, VA 20170
Holistic Family Health – Winchester
153 Creekside Lane
Winchester, VA 22601
Make a Plan To Get In Shape
Did you know that exercising is extremely beneficial in controlling many health conditions? Some people will go it alone and start an exercise plan that may or may not get the desired results. Others will find a convenient gym and still others will seek a work out buddy or personal trainer. Talk to your doctor about what kind of an exercise plan would be best for you.
The plan that you and your health care provider choose may be different than someone else’s plan depending on your health. This includes the condition of your heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, feet and central nervous system. In some cases your doctor may recommend that you take a stress test prior to any physical exercise plan. Knowing what your limitations are and how to work around them can be tricky, especially if you have not exercised in many years.
Take it slow and devise a plan with your health care professional. Set realistic goals in realistic time frames. I like to determine my main goal and then set mini goals on how to get there. So I might have a weight loss goal to reach in six months and then have weekly goals to get there one step at a time.
On thing you may consider when deciding on an exercise plan is a full body thermography. The images produced show heat differences in your body and may help you identify your limitations. The heat differences may be an indication of spinal dysfunction, or problems with your knees or feet.
The heat changes seen on a thermography may also indicate thyroid dysfunction or digestive disorders that might be limiting your body’s ability to lose weight effectively. Address these conditions with your health care provider so that you can take charge of your health maintenance and reach your personal health and wellness goals.
Choose what type of exercise would be most beneficial for you and see what equipment is available for strength training. When you increase your muscle strength it helps your body burn more calories.
Walking is my favorite type of exercise. You can walk and listen to books on an Mp3 player or find a walking buddy. It’s a great way to catch up with friends.
You could start a walking club. Purchase a simple step pedometer and start out slowly. Set weekly goals to walk more frequently, longer distances and faster.
It’s never too late and you’re never too out of shape or too old to get back into exercising. You will feel better and you should have fun doing it.