Monday, March 12, 2012

Daylight Saving == Spring Into Action

If you enjoy your sleep as much as I do, I am sure you cringed yesterday as you set your clock ahead an hour for Daylight Savings Time. Thankfully, springing forward allows us an extra hour of daylight that we can use to enjoy the outdoors and make the most of our days. Here at Duffy and Bracken we encourage everyone to use this time to 'Spring Into Action'. We know that keeping active and moving can have a positive impact on our overall health.

A little can go a long way, so here are some simple tips to keep you moving

  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator
  • Get up and walk around your office
  • Enjoy a leisure walk for lunch
  • On the weekends spend a half hour outdoors
  • Safely diet by combining good nutrition and exercise
Here's some tips from the women at Duffy and Bracken on how to keep healthy and active outdoors:

Renuka: ‘Run outdoors! Use body weight exercises to stay in shape instead of a closed gym environment.’

Sara: ‘Now that it's not so cold, get off the train one stop early and walk ten more blocks. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city by walking in the park.’

Ann: ‘People who walk after dinner live longer, so go out for a 20 minute walk or walk-run on your own for some peace or with family or friends.’

Helen: ‘Transition to outdoor activities after being sedentary all winter! If resuming an outdoors-only sport that hasn't been touched for months (golf, baseball, tennis) to prevent injuries a proper, supervised pre-hab is necessary.’

By the Therapists at Duffy and Bracken Physical Therapy:

Ann Duffy
Renuka Pinto
Helen Nam
Sara Lewis

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