The Power of Variety in Exercise
I recommend variety in exercise for several reasons, one of the main ones being that this causes us to move different muscles and different joints in different ways. This is important because if we do not do this, if we move the same way all the time for many years we actually can wear joints out. This is why we have so many knee, hip, and shoulder replacements happening. So as everyone who knows me knows, I am partial to yoga for this very reason - it moves your body in a thousand different ways (probably not an exaggeration). Yoga invites your joints to move in ways they normally would not in day to day living. But some people do not like yoga which I understand. Pilates is also good. Or just doing a variety of things like running and basketball or touch football or ballet or body weight exercise or lifting weights or boxing. Just mix it up some.
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Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond