So, lets talk about keeping you active, healthy and full of energy this autumn.
With those long summer days almost behind us, it’s easy to let the cooler temperatures put you off from spending time outside… so it’s easy to stop exercising completely, and spend more time indoors doing things like watching TV, and sitting for long periods of time.
And lets be honest, you and I both know that a lack of movement can lead to stiffness and unwanted pain, which can get in the way of your day-to-day life.
So, with that in mind lets look at what you could possibly do keep moving and reduce the risk of experiencing stiffness this season – here’s some of the tips I give my patients:
Embrace Gentle Movements:
One way you can keep moving now that it’s cooler outside, is to bring your activities indoors.
Go for a swim, take up yoga, peddle away gently on an exercise bike whilst watching your favourite program – seriously you’ll love just how easy that one is to do..
In fact one of my patients Diane absolutely dreaded using her exercise bike, until I told just her how easy it is to make it a healthy habit if she used it whilst watching her favourite programme Eastenders, and now she doesn’t mind using the exercise bike at all!
The key is to find something that you enjoy, to get your body moving gently so that you keep yourself fit and healthy, which brings me onto my next point…
Boost Your Immune System:
Here’s an important one, especially to keep you from visiting the Doctor’s surgery.
Whenever the seasons change, and I feel a need to boost my immune system, I first look to mother nature. Some of my favourite immune-boosters are to drink plenty of fresh water and eat plenty of foods packed with nutrients – such as Manuka honey, garlic and root veggies. You could even make some delicious pumpkin dishes this Autumn, espeically if you’ve had to take part in carving them!
As the days will soon become shorter, now is the perfect excuse to take time to really look after yourself. Use this Autumn as an ideal time to relax at home, enjoy early nights, cook nutritious food, and maybe even find a new activity to enjoy.
I might even start Yoga again 😉
For more health tips like this, simply visit here where you can go to the website of my new book: www.thehealthyhabitbook.com dedicated to helping you live a life that is NOT dictated to by regular trips to the doctor, or coping with any kind of pain, or stiffness.
You might know Paul as an expert Columnist who writes weekly health articles for TWO of the North East's biggest daily Newspapers, The Northern Echo And The Hartlepool Mail, he is a regular Speaker at Industry Seminars around the globe and a Radio Personality, often heard on the BBC. Paul has been an expert guest on dozens of Radio shows and regularly interviewed in newspapers, magazines and trade journals all over the world, including the Guardian.
Paul’s background included working extensively in the Premier League with a Top Professional Football Team, and since quitting his job in Professional Football in 2007, his Physio Practice has become the fastest growing in the UK and biggest in the North East. So successful, that companies like BUPA, ASDA, The Vela Group And Coast & Country, repeatedly retain his Physio company's services to keep healthy their own staff and workforce. Paul Gough Physio Rooms is now a large multi-physio, multi clinic speciality practice in Darlington, Durham, Guisborough and Hartlepool.
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