Do you feel sluggish or fatigued, as if it’s difficult to motivate yourself to get moving? Do your sore muscles or achy joints just add to that lack of motivation? If so, your body may be experiencing some physical problems.
Living a sedentary life is one of the main reasons why people report having low energy or feeling chronic day-to-day aches. Long car commutes, desk jobs, watching T.V. once you get home from work… many people live their lives this way, with very little physical activity. While it may not seem like it is making an impact at the time, this type of sedentary lifestyle can damage your body over time.
Contact Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy today to figure out how a consistent exercise plan can increase your energy and help you live a healthier life!
WHY IS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY SO IMPORTANT?
When you don’t participate in frequent physical activity, your muscles begin to weaken and over time they can even begin to atrophy. Inactive lifestyles also cause joints to become stiff and can alter the
physiological chemical processes within your body. In fact, your circulation and lymphatic systems
can slow down, which can pose harmful risks. These systems work in producing and excreting toxic
wastes (such as cholesterol) and these wastes can build up when the systems aren’t functioning as
efficiently as they should.
Lack of movement and poor posture are the causes of several types of pain, including lower back pain, neck pain, hip pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, and headaches. A slumped posture can even change the shape of your spine over time, in addition to closing your shoulder joints and tightening up the tissues around your hips. These consequences can cause severe pain and may result in a host of other problems if lifestyle changes are not made.
For more information on functional nutrition, or to make an appointment with Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy today. We can’t wait to hear from you!
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