Preventative care is almost always the best solution, says Dr. Theresa Dale in recent comments about health and wellness. Her speaking engagement covered how important it is to get into active motion for fitness. As a natural medicine practitioner, Dr. Theresa Dale encourages patients to seek out unconventional ways to heal the body. She says that conventional medicine as we currently know it often ignores the building blocks that help avoid many issues in the first place.
“Getting in shape is about so much more than losing weight or getting that endorphin high (though those are both great benefits),” she stated. “No, getting in shape is crucial to our health because it strengthens our heart and lungs. Exercise empowers our bodies to be strong, balanced, and flexible. Immobility is a death sentence; we need quite a bit of movement in our routines. But for many, getting back into the rhythm of regular workouts can be daunting.”
Start Slow: Dr. Theresa Dale recommends that those just starting out take things a little slow. “There is often this motivation to get in and really do some work,” she says. “But, it’s important to remember: your fitness level right now didn’t just happen overnight. In the same way, you need to spend months, years, or decades building these new habits. Usually, if people start off at a moderate speed, then they are able to keep up with the program and start to push harder as they go.”
Work the Right Equipment Into Your Routine: When it comes to working out, says Dr. Theresa Dale, the right equipment can make a world of difference. Incorporating basic machines like a spinning bike, elliptical and rebounder (trampoline) into your workout can help simplify the process, as well as to provide a level of intensity needed to support and strengthen bodily systems. This is particularly true for the rebounder, says Dr. Dale, which can provide a much-needed boost to your lymphatic system. Five-to-ten minutes on the rebounder each day is usually enough to supplement your daily workout goals.
Know Your Limits: She says when people try to start at a breakneck speed from the beginning, they often get hurt due to muscle atrophy and stiffness. “People get into the gym or at-home regimen for all kinds of great reasons, but an injury is going to knock them off track quickly. You have to know your own body and avoid causing pain or pushing too fast. Never cause pain in your body—only the discomfort of a strong stretch or last set when your muscles are starting to fatigue. You need to know when the discomfort is pain and warning you injury is near at hand if you don’t stop pushing.”
Warm-Up: Don’t just jump into a workout, explains Dr. Dale. It’s important to get the muscles and joints moving slowly before you start using them to do difficult tasks. Stretching, slow-flow yoga, and starting reps with much lighter weights are all examples of how you can warm up.
Supplement Your Nutrition: Dr. Dale also noted that the right supplements boost strength, endurance, and energy. She says a high-quality supplement can help boost your desire to stay focused on fitness while protecting you from certain viral attacks.
Complete a Detoxification Program: Completing a quality detoxification program, says Dr. Dale, not only provides a powerful supplement to your existing workout routine, but also offers a great way to support the release of toxins and provide a much-needed boost to your overall health.