As any of my patients can confirm, I think everyone should be moving their bodies a bit more. Exercise is the quickest, easiest, and cheapest way to move stagnant energy in the body.
But, I also emphasize with all my patients, that rest days are equally important.
While the health improvements of exercise can't be ignored (improved sleep, happier outlook, increased weight loss, healthier heart and lung function, etc), the high intensity and vigorous activity needs to be balanced out by low intensity activities in order to achieve balance and health.
For instance, weightlifters know that in order to get significant gains at the bar, they need to incorporate rest days into their workouts. They know that in order to build up more muscle mass, they first have to break down some of their current muscle and take the necessary rest to build it back up - bigger and better! This building up of new muscle mass can't happen without a rest day - it balances out the lifting day.
That's why I'm so excited to be bringing acupuncture - the perfect rest day activity - to my favorite place to get sweaty! Solcana CrossFit and Yoga!
Go check out my introductory post for Solcana CrossFit and Yoga! I delve a bit deeper in to how I chose the path of an acupuncturist and correct the number one misconceptionabout acupuncture.
If you're a current Solcanaut, please join me for an introductory group acupuncture and meditation class next Tuesday, August 11th at 5:35pm at the Solcana Yoga studio.
If you're not a member of Solcana - don't fret! You can still join us to see what the fuss is all about. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get registered!
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