Finding Calm Amidst Chaos: Blocking In Activity
- Feeling stressed just looking at the calendar?
- Worried about how to juggle the holiday activities on top of everything else?
- Challenged to sleep well?
If this describes the anxiety of this season keep reading. We are here to help.
Making Time for Activity
Keep everyone healthy and sane by blocking in time for activity.
Research shows consistently that exercise and activity is one of the best strategies to maintain physical and mental health. (See resources below.)
Schedule time into the day for you and the family to be active. It will keep you all more sane!
When It’s Just Too Hard to Move to be Active…
You know the benefits but it’s just too hard. You have pain, stiffness, fear of another injury or plain old anxiety. But you haven’t given up!
At Kinetic Konnections we find that people often feel frustrated in their attempts to stay active because pain, stiffness and lack of ease make it hard,
Our process uniquely identifies reasons why your movement got off track making things harder than they should be. Once we gather information and assess your movement fundamentals, we use the Bridging technique to restore symmetry to the fabric of how you move which reduces the barriers to being active.
Reducing the underlying motor system stress gives you more reserve for getting though the chaos of the season!
From one of our clients whose active lifestyle keeps him calm –
“It’s been over 15 months since I’ve run that far or that fast; an 8:25/mile pace at one point. But the best part was I felt great after the workout, which was another 1K farther than last week. Last week, the same workout took me down for a couple days.”
Client, who is a triathlete, three days after his third appointment. (Multiple injuries over many years had left him sidelined.)
What do we do differently?
- Understand that the challenges with exercise aren’t always a mental game
- Assess fundamental movement organization of core, arms, legs and head
- Analyze injury and developmental history for their impacts to your movement foundation
- Use gentle movements of the Bridging Technique to re-organize your movement foundation so being active becomes easy and fluent
- No home program other than be as active as possible
- Spaced out follow-up period of 4-6 weeks
Here are some insights on the role of exercise and stress reduction:
- Harvard Health discusses benefits of exercise on stress. Also included are meditative breathing and relaxation tips.
- The ADAA has insight more specific to the role of exercise to help anxiety.