Updated: Jun 19
We have all heard about the importance of keeping active for your health and overall well-being.
And for lots of our patients who visit us with injuries and health conditions that make exercise difficult, getting back to pain-free activities is part of their goal.
So we understand it is important for you to keep active.
Because keeping active means you can stay happy, healthy, and feel great!
Here is some important advice that you should remember, which is often overlooked.
One of the most important things when trying to lead an active life is to find something you enjoy doing.
A lot of people spend years, and make themselves miserable by forcing themselves to go to the gym on weight machines, or walk in the morning even though they hate it.
Instead, we recommend that you try a variety of activities.
For you, you might love playing golf on a weekend with your friends, walking the dog during the afternoon and evening, and swimming twice during the week.
For others, it might be lifting weights in the gym with their partner and doing exercise classes.
The point is that anything that gets your heart pumping, your body moving, and brings you joy is a great form of exercise.
So if you don't enjoy exercise, consider switching it up and trying something different!
What Should You Do If Your Favorite Type Of Exercise Leads To Pain?
A challenge that many people struggle with, is that their favorite type of exercise means that they suffer from aches and pains, like lower back pain, shoulder pain, or knee pain during, or after they exercise.
This is a big problem.
Because first of all, it spoils your fun, doesn't it?
It's hard to enjoy a game of pickleball if your shoulder pain flares up after 5 minutes.
Secondly, the pain will often lead people to reduce the amount of time they spend exercising or stop them entirely.
And as we know, being inactive leads us to feel sluggish, harms our health, and means we miss out on something that we enjoy.
Finally, exercise usually has a social aspect to it.
Even solo activities like running can lead to friendships with people in local running clubs, or through online communities.
So, if you can't exercise, you can also start to feel lonely and isolated from the people you love to spend time with.
Stay Active By Treating Your Aches And Pains
If you suffer from stiff joints, sore muscles, or pain when you are trying to exercise, play sports and keep active, you don't have to put up with it...
Despite what your doctor or your family tells you.
It's not a part of growing older, and it's not something you have to mask with painkillers or fix with risky surgery.
At Titan Physical Therapy in Lexington, we deliver the fast, natural pain relief that you are desperately wishing for!
And to help you learn more about our proven treatment options, we offer Free Discovery Visits where you can speak 1 on 1 with an expert physical therapist who will listen to your story, and give your tailored advice on the quickest way to an active and pain-free life!
Prefer to speak to us from the comfort of your own home?
Then arrange a Free Telephone Consultation
More Free Advice To Get Active, Pain-Free, and Feel Healthier
Discover 5 expert tips to treat your back pain with our Free Back Pain Report written by founder and leading physical therapist, Avery Schroyer.
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