Fitting in Fitness!

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Fitting in Fitness! For many of us, our important appointments go into our calendar to ensure we do not miss them. But, if our calendar helps us not to miss the dentist appointment or helps us to remember that lunch with a friend, maybe it can help us get healthier. And, for all of us, exercise is vital for our health.

Finding the time for fitness can be challenging. However, with a little planning and a focus on activities you enjoy, you can easily incorporate fitness into your daily routine.

So, how much physical activity do adults need? According to the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines, adults (18 to 64 years) should perform a variety of types and intensities of physical activity, which includes:

• Moderate to vigorous aerobic physical activities such that there is an accumulation of at least 150 minutes per week

• Muscle strengthening activities using major muscle groups at least twice a week

Are you ready to get started? A key strategy is to schedule your workouts. Just like any other important appointment, block out time in your calendar for exercise and prioritize it. Break it down into smaller sessions if needed and commit to making it happen.

See below for a few tips on how you can “fit in fitness “during your day.

Fitness Tips for Aerobic Activity:

• Take a walk during your lunch break.

• Turn your meetings into “walking meetings.”

• Catch up with a friend while walking and sipping your favorite coffee.

• Squeeze in a quick 10-minute aerobic workout video.

• Find What Works for You: Choose activities that you enjoy and fit your lifestyle. Whether it is hitting the gym, exercising at home, working out solo, or with a friend, make it something you look forward to. Experiment with different times of day and types of exercise until you find what works best for you.

Fitness Tips for Strength and Flexibility:

• Keep weights or resistance bands handy for quick upper body workouts.

• Sneak in leg exercises while waiting for everyday tasks like boiling water.
• Incorporate core exercises into your bedtime routine.

• Use downtime, like waiting in line or cooking, for quick strength-building exercises.

• Stretch for a few seconds before tackling stairs or other activities.

When you might consult with a Physiotherapist about your exercise program

Is pain or a past injury holding you back from exercise? Are you unsure which exercises are suitable for your condition? If so, do not hesitate to reach out. Our team is dedicated to helping you create a personalized, safe, and enjoyable exercise program based on the latest research. Whether you are a fitness enthusiast or just getting started, we are here to support you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle. Let’s lace up those sneakers and get moving together!

Helping your health is the appointment you do not want to miss!


Want to Talk to a Physiotherapist?
Call us at 905.731.1991 for your free 15 minute phone consultation.

Pro Motion Physiotherapy
301F – One Promenade Circle Thornhill, On L4J4P8 Canada