Your body was not designed to be sedentary. It's important to work your muscles regularly as exercising improves your mood, increase your flexibility and mobility and keeps your heart and lungs strong. Everyone faces the same obstacle regarding exercise - Motivation. Set yourself up so that you can start to incorporate exercise into your daily routine.
Here are some tips:
- If you have a Latex allergy, always check the exercise equipment beforehand, most Equipment manufacturers offer latex-free versions of their products.
- Breathing - Remember to breathe normally while performing exercises, you should be able to maintain a normal conversation.
- Posture - Sit up tall with both feet planted firmly on the floor.
- Back Support - Make sure your lower back is supported, roll up a small towel and place it behind your back.
- Rest - Give your muscles a day's rest between strength training sessions.
Remember to Stretch
Before you do any type of exercise, be sure to stretch your upper body and arms. Stretch for 10 minutes before and after every workout. Regular stretching can help prevent the risk of injuries.
Regular exercise can improve your health and quality of life but it is important to develop an exercise program that is right for you. Talk with a member of your health care team if you have questions or need additional advice on how to get started.