Hi, I am Bhawna! Welcome to My First Blog Post!
I always wanted to share my knowledge with people and help them stay fit and live healthy. As I devoted my couple of years in volunteering to help people in need. I thought, it would be a great idea to write a blog where being a Health Care Provider, I can share my knowledge to make people aware of their health.
First, Let me share about myself, My name is Bhawna, and I’m married to my love sunny. We live in Edmonton, Canada and have one daughter who is turning one.We are really excited for her first birthday. Professionally, I am a Physiotherapist, have done Masters in orthopaedics, along with that, I am a certified Nutritionist. I am going to write my first blog…….
Physical activity is the first and foremost an opportunity to keep good health. Indulge yourself with these special moments to relax, forget about work, think about something else and change your mood.
Being physically active means you:
- Have more vitality
- Are in better shape
- have better mental health
- Can manage stress better
- Have more self-esteem
Many of us find it difficult to dwell to some form of exercise , others don’t know where to get under way. The key to taking up or keeping to any form of physical activity is to have fun. Get off the couch, Take these few simple steps and enjoy getting fit.
Embrace Your Inner Child
What type of activities did you enjoy when you were kid? Did you participated in any team sport? Give them a try again. Take time out to discover what suits your physical,emotional and social needs or Walking is the best fit for everyone.
Find An Exercise Buddy
Let’s confront it, we’re more likely to endure to the physical activity if we do it with friends or family. It’s a great way to catch up and great motivator.
Explore Your Local Community
Join a club or community group. You will be surprised how many opportunities there, sports club to parks,trails,swimming pools and classes.
Be Kind To Yourself
Make sure you have medical check up before starting any form of physical activity if:
- You are aged over 45 years
- You are overweight.
- Physical activity causes pain in your chest.
- You often faint or have spells of severe dizziness.
- You are at higher risk of heart disease.
- You are pregnant.
Increase your activity time and intensity gradually. Start out gently and build your endurance little by little to avoid overdoing or injuring yourself! It’s a good idea to start with 10 minutes each day at first and then eventually work up to 30 minutes or more.
Try A Mantra
Replace ‘ no pain no gain’ with ‘no fun no future’ if you are not enjoying yourself with activities, you won’t be able to sustain it.
Set a mixture of short and long term goals that are achievable and you can measure. Keep a log of your exercise sessions. Review your progress regularly and focus on what you have achieved.
- Doing any of the physical activities is better than doing none. If you are one of those who is not involved in any physical activity, start by doing some, and gradually build up to the recommended amount.
- Be active on most, preferably all, days every week. Aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day or 150 minutes per week.
- Break up long periods of sitting as often as possible and Minimize the amount of time spent in prolonged sitting.
- Try to find the time some regular, vigorous exercise for extra health and fitness benefits.