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Embrace the Health-Boosting Effects of Exercise

couple running in the parkEvery day we’re thrilled to hear amazing stories of how our patients elevate their health differently, from shedding massive amounts of weight to sleeping better. It’s so rewarding when our patients embrace healthy lifestyle changes with great gusto! And amid this journey, it’s crucial to understand the distinction between movement and exercise.

Let’s break it down.

Movement: The Essence of Life

Think about the simple acts of getting out of bed in the morning, walking to your car or across the parking lot, or cleaning your house. These are the essential movements that sustain us daily. They aren’t necessarily exercise, but they form the foundation of our physical activity.

Exercise: A Dedicated Commitment

“Exercise is a dedicated amount of time that you have committed to creating an energetic change in the body,” said Dr. Jerod. It’s a dynamic way to change what your body is stuck in.

Here are some key aspects to consider:

Calorie Burn and Energy Regulation: Exercise is a potent tool for burning excess calories and regulating energy levels. It jump-starts our metabolism and ensures that we maintain a healthy balance.

Generating Energy: Just like rolling a snowball down a hill gathers momentum, exercising charges our body’s energy reserves. “You have to charge the battery to burn the battery throughout the day,” said Dr. Jerod. We often hear from patients that they’re too tired to exercise. More often than not, they’re tired because they don’t exercise.

Self-Care and Service: Prioritizing exercise is an act of selflessness, not selfishness. We enhance our capacity to serve others effectively by dedicating time to our well-being. It’s about nurturing ourselves so we can continue to give abundantly.

Longevity and Vitality: Research underscores the profound impact of exercise on longevity. It’s not solely about genetic predispositions; it’s about actively engaging in movement to optimize our health and vitality.

Embracing the Challenge

As we navigate this journey, Dr. Jerod encourages patients to increase their exercise regimen gradually. “Aim for 45 minutes to an hour of exercise six days a week,” he said. This dedicated time isn’t just about physical exertion; it’s an investment in your long-term health and well-being.

With Dawson Chiropractic on your side, we can help you stay motivated and dedicated and keep moving forward. Give us a call today to book an appointment!

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