Simple Exercises to Get Back to Getting Active
Exercise can be a difficult habit to start, especially when dealing with chronic pain. At the Neuropathy Treatment Clinic of Oklahoma, we understand that keeping an active life can help prevent the challenge of Neuropathy.
There are four things to remember when starting to exercise: aerobics, flexibility, strength, and balance.
Aerobic exercises are commonly known as cardio. The purpose of cardio is to get your heart rate up, work your muscles and create a better circulation of oxygen throughout the body. Taking a quick walk around the neighborhood, swimming, biking, and taking a fitness class is a great way to integrate cardio into your everyday routine! These are simple low-impact exercises to get you feeling stronger and healthier.
Flexibility is key to exercise, muscle recovery, and blood circulation. Incorporating stretching before exercise or even before you start your day can generate blood flow to your muscles and get you ready to be active throughout the day. Daily stretching can improve your range of motion, so you are less likely to strain or pull a muscle throughout your everyday activities.
Strength Training Exercises
Strength training and muscle growth are important because they can reduce falls and the risk of injury. Practicing these exercises will also increase your endurance and get you back you doing the things you love! An advantage to strength training is that it will help manage your blood sugar level by removing glucose from your blood and sending it into the muscles instead.
By improving your balance, you can prevent falls and accidents from instability. It can also get you feeling more confident when climbing stairs, taking walks, and even playing with the grandkids. One exercise you can try is holding onto the counter and standing on one foot for 10 seconds each, you will be surprised with the results you see!
Creating the habit of exercising can be difficult, but it will be incredibly rewarding in the long run.
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