Use it or Lose it – Part 4

Use it or Lose it – Part 4Hello and welcome to this week’s blog – Use it or Lose it – Part 4. Continuing on from last week, discussing mobility and why you need to USE IT OR LOSE IT.

Have you ever woken up and your first movements of the day are jerky and creaky? Do you get asked to sit on your workout mat by your PT and there are lots of noises of discomfort getting yourself down there?

Do you sit down for a little while and when you get up, you find need to exclaim, ‘oooh achey’, or some other description to explain why your body is juddering its way along?

Yep. Most people do. However, are you feeling this creakiness and experiencing aches or other discomfort with it? Do you find yourself actively avoiding doing something because it hurts or is uncomfortable? Most people do experience this from time to time, but it shouldn’t be the status quo of your daily life.

There is always a way out of feeling like this. The answer is mobility work.

If you missed last week’s blog, I shared some useful information about what mobility work is, how to use it and not lose it, and where to find some great movement and mobility workouts to get you started.

Most people cringe at the thought of exercise and more activity, especially when you feel like it is getting in the way of your working life. And boy, doesn’t working life look so different right now? A lot of people have switched from working in an office, requiring a commute, to stumbling onto their sofa and beginning work.

Movement you are missing out on

Think about all the movement you are missing out on by not attending your office.  That’s the commute, the walking to the water tap, going out to buy your lunch and gossip with friends, and then the journey home.

You could try to aim to get up at your previous time and go for a circuitous walk that lasts the length of your previous commute. Even if it is only a five-minute walk around the corner, those five minutes could be the kickstart that your brain and body needs. And yes, it is ok to leave your house for exercise during lockdown, as long as your journey begins and ends at home. Still feeling nervous? Wear your mask and avoid busy routes.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog today – Use it or Lose it – Part 4. I hope that you found some of the information useful. Remember that I do offer Personal Training services, taking place in a Hinckley park at a safe social distance, and this is a great way to get started with increasing your muscles, tendon, and ligaments strength, as well as naturally increase your mobility. If you’re not sure about taking time to train with me, or why, pop over to www.facebook.com/astralsportsmassage and look at my reviews.

Remember, use it or lose it.

Chloe

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