We all try to find time to work out, ideally five times a week. You know you should be working out, but how do you know what activity you should be doing? There are so many classes and pieces of equipment to choose from that it can feel almost overwhelming. Some people choose to do certain classes because they’re fun—and that’s so important because working out should be fun. But what if the exercise you choose is far from what your body craves?
We want to create balance in the body. Let’s look at our workouts as something therapeutic for our mind and body. As a physical therapist, I design workout programs for patients that will help them undo the negative consequences of the day. For example, sitting all day long can lead to poor posture, stiffness, and a compressed spine. And standing all day long can lead to swelling and poor circulation in your lower legs. Why not choose a workout that'll counteract any problematic physical effects you built up over the day? Here's how.