What kind of exercise should I do?

The short answer to this question is, any that you can! Consider the big picture. Movement in any capacity is better for you than not moving. In addition, the more variety you have usually the better! Having a healthy lifestyle means that you can bring high intensity to a workout at times and it also means that you know when to stretch, breathe deeply, and bring the impact down.

No matter where you are starting or restarting in your fitness journey, there is a spot for you. Building the rhythm of activity can start several ways; walking outside for a certain amount of time, a few minutes of stretching each day, practicing functional movements, weightlifting, learning a new sport, swimming, water aerobics, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), yoga, Pilates, barre or any of the other types of movement. When you are starting out, the goal is to find something you enjoy and to cultivate curiosity. The goal is not to find a sport or class that you will commit to for the rest of your life, but instead to understand what works for you in this season and learn to make space for it in your life.

You know what you are capable of right now, and if you’re not sure then try something and see how it works. One specific thing I would like to mention is the benefits of lifting weights. This stimulus will serve you in every capacity and extend the wellbeing of your muscles and bones for years to come. For those who are nervous about weightlifting, finding a coach/trainer or group class to help you along is always a good idea! For questions about how to start and what precautions to take, reach out to one of our doctors of chiropractic.

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