Dr Bret Wilson

Move To Health

Move to Health

Dr Bret WilsonExercise and movement are important to your health.  Move it or lose it.  A body at rest tends to stay at rest, a body in motion stays in motion.  If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, change your mantra and move.  Here are three things you can do to move more and therefore be healthier.

Schedule Movement.  Movement does not just happen, you have to plan for it.  Put a 10 minute walk on your lunch calendar; schedule an appointment with your dog for a walk.  Make Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays exercise days with your partner or a friend, commit the time to yourself and each other.   If you wait for time to suddenly be available for exercise, it will not happen, you must schedule it.  Then commit to the schedule and 30 to 60 days later it will become a healthy habit.

Start where you are in your fitness and movement, but at least start.  Step one will help, but the other thing to keep in mind is that you should start small and easy with the goal of increasing gradually over time.   Set small short term goals to get you started.  Small changes eventually make a big difference.  Little acts of physical activity like 5 minutes on the bike, 10 pushups, dance (move to music) for 5 minutes.  Then do it consistently over the next week, than add or modify to the routine, but keep at it.

Set a goal of finding physical activity that you enjoy.  This is important if you have not traditionally been into exercise, or participated in sports.  It can also apply if you have had an injury or other health changes that no longer permit you to participate in an activity that you enjoyed in the past but can no longer do.  I don’t exercise and I can’t play basketball with my bad knee are only excuses to not do the work to become fit.  If you hate to exercise, you are choosing the wrong form of physical activity.

Use steps one and two to get started, explore possibilities and abilities.  Step three helps you choose a physical activity that you enjoy and keeps you moving.  The result is that you more active and alive.  These will get your momentum heading in a healthy direction.

Yours in Health,


Dr. Bret Wilson, DC