Fit-in 15 is designed to give you simple choices that will put you on the path to fitting fitness activities into your lifestyle. Build your own 15 minutes of activity from the three categories below that allow you to focus on different aspects of fitness and try new things. After all - it’s your 15 minutes!
Cardio-vascular fitness includes heart and lung health. A fit person maintains a steady heartbeat and breathes easily when undertaking moderate physical activity.
Strength is about muscle health. Stronger muscles improve joint health by providing better support to the joints of your body. When your muscles and joints are fit, you can perform many kinds of tasks with greater ease.
Flexibility is about the movement of your body. When your flexibility is good, you feel less stiff and movements such as bending, reaching and turning are easier.
Feeling energetic? Canada’s Physical Activity Guide recommends working up to 30 minutes of moderate activity each day. Click here for more ideas on how to fit physical activity into your day.
Have you heard the phrase “no pain, no gain”? Not true. A little soreness is normal after you start becoming more active, but pain is not. If you hurt, stop and consult your chiropractor or other health care provider.
Fit-In 15 has been developed by Canada’s Doctors of Chiropractic, experts in muscle and joint function and champions of healthy living. A chiropractor can evaluate your strength and flexibility, and screen for anything that may limit your physical activities. Ask your chiropractor for an evaluation or visit www.ccachiro.org
to find a chiropractor in your area.
Keep track of your progress with your own personal calendar. Click here
to register and record your daily 15 minutes of activity. You will be asked to create a password so only you can access your log.