We all want to do whatever we can to improve our health. The good news is that anything you do has some degree of a “wellness” component for your body and perhaps some amount of “change” that will also occur to your body. Some examples of “wellness” activities are;
- Walk from your car through the parking lot,
- Walk at lunch or on weekends
- Take the Stairs vs. elevator
- Play catch or Frisbee with your kids
- Walk the dog
- Group Exercise Classes
You get the idea, be active whenever you can and you will contribute to your overall wellness. Now some of these have more “change” than others, it is truly a continuum. But in a time challenged world, getting the most of both for the time you have, makes sense. Our Soma Science℠ program is designed to maximize your time invested for the greatest “wellness” and “change”. Usually no more that two times per week for 60 minutes.
Some activities have a huge “change” component that is effective and efficient and also have lots of “wellness” as well. This is where you should be spending your time, particularly if your time is limited. High “change” activities need to have some time for your body to adapt to because they do create a substantial metabolic and physiological disturbance to the bodies systems. Some examples of high “change” activities are;
- Appropriate Strength Training
- Interval Training
- Running versus Jogging
Like taking medicine, a weekly dose of one of these will keep you healthier because of the high amount of “change” than a daily dose of one of the “wellness” activities above. If you can do both, all the better, if you have to choose, because of time constraints, choose “change” but remember to give yourself time to adapt.