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  • How Is Whiplash Treated By A Chiropractor?

    April 3rd, 2014

    One of the unfortunate injuries that you can incur from a car accident is whiplash, which usually results when you are involved in a rear-end accident. A chiropractor, like those at Vanderloo Chiropractic, can treat you for the symptoms that you [...]

  • Respite Care Helps Relieve A Caretaker’s Burden

    February 26th, 2014

    Ask almost anyone who has done long term care for an elderly parent or ailing child, and you’ll learn that they needed a break to avoid complete burn out. Taking care of someone who is temporarily bedridden for even a [...]

10 Ways to Get Active

...without Going to a Gym

Healthy Lifestyles - Skateboarding Is A Good Way To Be Active

Getting active doesn’t have to be boring, and it certainly doesn’t have to happen inside the confines of a gym. You are far more likely to maintain a healthy lifestyle if you incorporate fitness into your daily living. So do the things you enjoy—if it doesn’t feel like work, then maybe you won’t hate it so much!

Hobbies: Not a Waste of Time

Healthy Lifestyles - Racquetball is a fun and active activity!

Living a balanced life can seem overwhelming. There just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day to do everything. Well, that’s probably true. But to live a balanced life doesn’t mean you have to do everything. Even though you may be exhausted from a long day or week at work, taking time to do something you enjoy, like a hobby, is not a waste of time. Hobbies make us feel better and give our minds and bodies a chance to relax from the mundane responsibilities of the week. Hobbies enhance creativity, stimulate the mind, and sharpen focus. This positive reaction provides motivation and energy that otherwise would have remained untapped. As you take time for yourself and do what you love, you will be happier, healthier, and more productive. Your health will improve, and so will your work. That’s the nice thing about a balanced life: when you nurture one area of your life, the others benefit too.

Here are 10 ways you can adopt a more active lifestyle without buying a gym membership.
  1. Play with your kids
  2. Join a community sport team
  3. Hike
  4. Walk during breaks at work or after meals
  5. Go dancing
  6. Go for a bike ride and explore your town
  7. Garden
  8. Clean your house
  9. Take the stairs
  10. Run outdoors