Becoming More Active

Mostof us know that regular consistent exercise is a key aspect of our overall health and wellness.Unfortunately, many of us also fall short of a consistent exercise routine and lack direction.
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Becoming More Active

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You may not be aware that May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month. With that in mind,

I’d like to provide you with some information that can assist you in becoming more active. Most

of us know that regular consistent exercise is a key aspect of our overall health and wellness.

Unfortunately, many of us also fall short of a consistent exercise routine and lack direction. As a

family and primary care sports medicine physician, I try to have a discussion with patients who

come in for yearly preventive visits regarding their activity level. Most patients who are not in the

habit of exercising regularly refer to time constraints as the reason for inactivity. When this is the

case, I like to counsel my patients regarding some of the proven benefits of regular exercise and

also introduce them to a simple exercise program that can be completed in only 7 minutes.

There are numerous known benefits to regular exercise including improved blood pressure,

lower blood sugar, lower cholesterol, weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight, improved

emotional well being, enhanced cognitive function and better perceived quality of life. The

effects of regular exercise can result in less anxiety, depression, heart disease, diabetes and

cancer.

Introducing The Scientific 7 Minute Workout:

Become more active

I was first introduced to the Scientific 7 Minute Workout during my sports medicine fellowship

training. It is a simple, but effective daily exercise routine that can be completed in 7 minutes

per day. It consists of 12 simple exercises (as seen above) that are performed for 30 seconds

each. There is no fancy or expensive exercise equipment required or gym membership to be

paid. Doing the exercises will help you break a sweat and increase your heart rate each day,

helping you get closer to better health and wellness with each workout. Everyone has 7

minutes to spare. I challenge you to try out the Scientific 7 Minute Workout today and start

enjoying the benefits of regular consistent exercise…and while you’re at it, invite your spouse or

a friend to join you along the way!

 

Andrew Barclay, DO

Canyon View Family Medicine


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