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The #1 Thing You Need to Do in Isolation Right Now

With our normal routines having been thrown out the window it is easy to slip into a bad habit of spending the entire day sitting inside and not moving very much.


Dr. Rob wants  to show you the #1 thing you can do to feel better, be more productive, be healthier and happier during this time!


The biggest mistake people are making is that they’ve stopped moving! Moving is incredibly important for mental and physical health. This weeks 2 minute tip was inspired by one of our practice members who is aiming to log 4 Million Steps (!!!) this year.  We’re challenging you to get moving and get your steps in!

Here’s why you should be at least tracking your steps:


While you may not be up for getting 4 million steps this year, step tracking is a tangible way to make sure that you’re moving and the amount of activity you’re getting each day. Logging 10 000 steps a day can help you to live a longer, healthier, and more active life!


The pandemic has brought a lot of stress and unknowns into our lives, getting outside and getting exercise can help you decrease your stress and anxiety as well as improve your problem solving skills. Boosting your heart rate and getting your blood pumping is a great way to keep your body and mind in good working order, especially if you’re still working!


If you’re currently getting less than 10 000 steps a day then you want to slowly work up to it. If you’re only getting 5000 a day, trying to jump to 10 000 is going to seem like a lot. Increasing your steps by about 1000 a day is a sustainable and attainable goal. For reference 1000 steps is about 750m so a walk around your neighbourhood would easily help you reach your goal!


A step challenge between family members, like Dr. Rob and his wife are doing, is also a great way to get moving together and foster some healthy competition!


How to Get Started Tracking:


If you want to start tracking your step goals for the year you can find the spreadsheet here. Just download the sheet and put in the number of steps you get each day!


If you don’t have a wearable device like a FitBit that tracks steps, most phones have a step tracker built in or you can download a pedometer app to help you keep track. There’s also a handy kilometers to steps converter if you want to go on a device free walk! Just put in how many kilometers you walked and it will estimate how many steps you took. You can find the converter here.

If you’re in pain and in need of emergency physiotherapy you can email to see if you qualify. We also have virtual appointments available with your chiropractor or physiotherapist. You can book online here.



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