Dr. Blessyl Buan, DC

If you feel like you never have energy to go work out, then ask yourself what time of the day you have the most energy.

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Fitness for breakfast (roll out of bed and jump into your running shoes)

If you are morning person like myself, then going for a quick run or resistance training before a big breakfast is a great way to start the day. Not only that, you’ve already ticked off fitness off your list, so you no longer have to deal with the guilt when you get home from a busy day.

Fitness for lunch

If you have a long commute to work or school, morning workouts will cut into your sleep time! So the lunch hour is a great time to squeeze in some physical activity. Pop into your local gym for a class, take a nice walk or run around the block! You can probably eat your lunch at your desk afterwards…

Fitness for dessert

If you have more energy in the late afternoon or evening, working out is a great way to blow off some steam from work, school or taking care of the house or kids.

Once you find out your prime time for activity, you can get rid of the excuses!

Start moving!

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runner-stretchDid you know that your muscles adapt to the level of activity that you do? The heavier you lift, the bigger your muscles become.  Likewise, the more you stretch the longer your muscles become.

For example, when you sit for most of the day, your hip flexor muscles shorten. You may think that this is not be a big deal , but when you want to start to become physically active, you become more prone to injury because your body is not used to being lengthened, especially if the range of motion is ballistic (quick spurts).

To prevent injury, stretch once a day and hold the stretch for at least 30 seconds.