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No time to exercise?

What if I told you a little secret? It’s by fitness trainer and motivator Lucy Wyndham-Read and called the 7-minute fitness challenge.

We all struggle to find time to exercise trying to fitting it into our crammed scheduled. I was in a similar situation until I came across this YouTube channel. This happens to be my favourite and you might find something similar that you prefer to use. It’s my go-to video when I need to break a sweat between my yoga practice.

With all exercise, you should never go from zero to turbo in one go. Listen to your body! Work within what feels comfortable and build up gradually. We often see injuries from over-rotation of the ribcage such as in a deep spinal twist if you have recently taken up yoga. Do not go where it feels good at the time but will hurt afterwards.

If you have any questions about your exercise regime or if you would like to take up exercise but don’t know where to start, speak to us. We offer a free 15-minute phone consultation where we can advice you on a plan. A lot of people are needlessly fearful of exercise because they believe they won’t be able to do it or that it will be painful. We can help you build trust in your body again. That’s part of our job as osteopaths.

 

 

 

 

Author Info

Maria Larrain

Registered osteopath and paediatric osteopath. MSc in Medical Anthropology with a special interest in tongue-tie and infant feeding. Trainer of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction.