The weather is warmer, the evenings are lighter and excuses for staying indoors are getting thinner. It must be spring.
Evidence shows just regular simple movements like standing up while at work can help reduce the risk of health issues like obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and even cancer.
Something physios see a lot of this time of year is people presenting with pain from a lack of movement in the winter months. Intensive exercises do not have to be the key to keeping your body healthy and active. This is what we hope to do this Move-ember (pun intended) by encouraging people to make little changes in their movement for a better life. Our physios can advise you about improving your level of activity and lifestyle. Unfortunately, many people these days spend their working lives at a desk sitting down, then get in their car to drive home where they sit in front of the television.
Don't be afraid to be active. Doing any physical activity is better than doing none. If you currently do no physical activity, start by doing some, and gradually build up to be active on most, preferably all, days every week.
Kids are naturally active, so stick with them! Playing with your children or grandchildren is a great way to not only build on your health but your relationship as well.