Before we dive in, let's be clear and acknowledge that if you've been advised by a medical professional to avoid certain things, it's best to follow that advice.
That being said....
One of our prevailing ideologies here at The Peoples Gym is that movement is medicine (or magic if you prefer that).
In terms of health, one of the lowest hanging fruits to start improving your health and feeling better is to simply start moving more. There’s no need to overcomplicate it, just move more often!
Walk, run, swim, hike, stretch, play sport, shoot some hoops, the options are endless!
Nine times out of ten, if you’re feeling stiff and sore and you just begin to move more frequently, you’ll start to feel better already!
Simply because movement variability is good for you!
What is movement variability?
It's exactly what it sounds like, moving into different positions often. Perfect posture doesn't exist, if you sit in any position for 8 hours a day it's going to get sore because you're not moving at all. Movement is good for the body, it's an easy step into feeling less stiff and sore.
It really can be that simple. You don’t need a 10 step plan or complex diet structure, just start doing simple things each day and grow as you go.
A lot of people never actualise their health goals, simply because they wait for the perfect green light. It’s not going to happen like that. Just start to move, and day by day you’ll see the changes you’re looking for!
If it helps you, we even made a short movement series that you can do for 5 minutes at your desk to keep you joints feeling healthy and good!
Check that out here. (excuse the quality, this was from our early start up days in the garage!)
If this has helped you out and you're keen to know more, click the button below and chat to our team and we'll help you find a way forward to being stronger, healthier and happier!
- Coach Sam