Anything is better than nothing, ladies and gentlemen. I'm referring to exercise. We've all had days where we're so overwhelmed that the thought of adding one extra thing into your schedule could make the sky come crashing down. Everyone has been there. Everyone will probably be there again at one point or another. What's important is that you remember this simple principle whenever the time comes: anything really is better than nothing.
Often, when we feel overwhelmed or don't have the time to do a full workout, we give up entirely and do nothing instead. This is an easy trap to fall into. Our brains sneakily try to rationalize that if we can't do everything we were supposed to then it's not worth doing any of it. This is not the truth and many times this can even make us feel worse or more stressed. You start thinking "There's so many things I still haven't gotten done and now I feel even lazier because I didn't get a workout in". There's a simple way to combat this. Take a 10 minute walk. Like I said, anything is better than nothing. A recent study showed that just 10 minutes of walking improved the mood of participants compared to those who did nothing at all. This improvement in mood may just be the game changer that allows you to power through the rest of your day.
It's easy to take for granted how well our body responds to exercise, even in small doses. So take a walk, no matter how much you have going on. Make the time and reap the rewards. Better yet take your dog for a walk, that's a double stress reliever in my book! If you have any pain or discomfort making it difficult for you to perform your normal routine please don't hesitate to call and find out if we can help you.