Have you heard the phrase, "Sitting is the new smoking?" Not to diminish the benefits of smoking cessation; but bursts of activity throughout the day seem to go a long way toward preventing chronic debilitating diseases as discussed in this brief MBG article, which not only cites scientific evidence but also provides a link to some cheesy (but effective) videos about how to add bursts of activity to your day.
Personally, I do five reps each of lunges, squats, jumping jacks, push-ups, and crunches (it takes about 1-2 minutes) in between patients whenever I get the chance even though I'm lucky enough to belong to a pretty physically active profession. I also get adjusted 1-2 times per week since my job is so physically demanding. What about you? How do you add fitness to your day? Have you found the right chiropractor for you yet?
Dr. Jaimie L. McCormick
Dr. McCormick is the chiropractor for OM Chiropractic, which is conveniently located in Kansas City's Crossroads District.