Exercise/Movement

  • Exercise is defined as movement. The more you move, the healthier you may be (within reason). Focused exercise is purposeful movement.
  • Get involeved in a Focused Exercise practice for 15-30 minutes, five days per week. This is our goal.
  • We do NOT want to aim for exhaustive exercise (often called a ‘cardio-workout’). This will produce too much lactic acid that can drive cancer.
  • We want to aim for relaxing, enjoyable exercise. Weights can be a good choice as well. Start slow and continue to progress.
  • Another helpful hint: Avoid sitting for long periods. For each hour of sitting, stand up and walk for 5 minutes.
  • Incorporate movement into your daily routine by getting a step monitor that counts your steps. This can make a ‘game’ out of ‘getting your steps in’ and can make you aware of your habits.

New To Exercise

  • Walking, swimming, or yoga is a good way to introduce your body to movement.

Regular Exerciser

If you have been working out regularly, aim for at least 30 minutes daily and again, don’t push your workouts to exhaustion.  A weekly routine that involves 2-3 days of resistance training plus 3-4 days of aerobic exercise provides essential endurance and strength conditioning.
Incorporate yoga, flexibility, and mobility exercises several days per week.