Movement as Medicine

As I’ve said before, I’m not one to talk politics. It’s not that I don’t have opinions; believe me, I do. Take healthcare for instance. I believe that we, the people need to take responsibility for our own health as best as we are able.  I’m not talking Obamacare. Remember? I don’t talk politics. I’m simply talking about eating right and getting up and moving. Making these two changes can do wonders for your health. Lowering blood pressure, strengthening the cardiovascular system, boosting immunity, or even reducing stiffness in arthritic joints.

It’s been about two weeks since I’ve stopped all yoga and took up walking three times each day. My break from yoga is only temporary – allowing my overstretched, sprained ligaments in my low back, pelvis, and hip to heal.  In the meantime, at my chiropractor insistence, I’ve taken up walking no less than 15 minutes at a time three times a day. This task initially was as painful and slow as ever. The 1st ten minutes of each walk was no fun at all and I was compelled to go for another 15 minutes after I’d gained relief from the troubled portion of my trek. Now, I look forward to my walks and go for 30 minutes or more at a time. I feel great, and I have put a bug in my chiropractor ear about my return to my yoga practice (what I can and cannot do upon my return).

As for walking, I think I’ll keep it up. The movement has been good medicine for me.


  1. kk on October 16, 2013 at 4:58 am

    Well said! Inspirational as always.

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