About a week ago, we were asked what health tips we recommend across the board to everyone. This prompted us to count down our Top 10 Health Tips for Everyone here on our blog. Today, Health Tip #5: Exercise!
It’s so easy NOT to move a lot during the day. Most of us have jobs that require a car ride to get to work and hours of sedentary desk or computer work – followed by a home lifestyle that includes more computer and/or television time. When we are inactive, our energy, or Qi, becomes stagnant, or blocked. Qi stagnation can lead to a plethora of symptoms, including feeling irritable and stressed, headaches, digestive woes, aches and pains, etc. One of the easiest things we can do to combat these symptoms is to exercise.
And by exercise we mean moderate exercise (too much exercise can seriously deplete Qi), not running marathons: for example, walk briskly for an hour, go for a jog, find an indoor pool and swim, sign up for a yoga class, dance, dust off your bicycle and go for a ride… Find an activity that you enjoy and make it part of your daily or weekly schedule.
If you have severe time constraints, break it up throughout the day – walk for 15 minutes before work, 15 minutes at lunch, and 15 minutes at the end of the day (one tip for being successful at doing this is to always carry comfy walking/jogging shoes with you). You will quickly see that a lot of your ailments will significantly improve once you are able to move your Qi!