Everyone wants to be healthier, stronger, and more active. This may feel difficult to accomplish sometimes due to pain, injuries, or poor diet. Pain increases undesirable chemicals in your body that cause stress, creating a challenge when it comes to exercise. All of this also affects your endocrine system, which regulates your hormones and controls almost everything happening in your body.
Fortunately, strength training programs can effectively ease your pain while simultaneously strengthening the affected part(s) of your body. Our highly trained Ottawa, Chelsea, Kanata & Nepean, ON physiotherapists can create a personalized strength training plan for your needs and goals. They have the right knowledge and the time to listen, evaluate, and guide you towards a pain-free, stronger, and healthier lifestyle. Request an appointment with Amped Physiotherapy today to learn more and start a new chapter on a healthier you!
There are approximately 642 skeletal muscles in the body. This means that your strength and flexibility play an important role in your health. Your muscles not only help you move, but they support your circulatory and breathing systems. A stronger and more flexible you means a healthier you.
Relieving joint or muscle pain and guiding you on the proper use of strength training equipment are integral parts of our specialized physiotherapy treatments. Strength movements help in building muscle mass, and it is typically the final step in a rehabilitation treatment process. Whether you are recovering from an injury or an underlying condition that is causing you pain, resistance training will help you get back to your optimum physical performance.
Types of Strength Training:
- Dumbbell Weight
- Dynamic Movement
- Foam rolling
- Multi-planar training
- Steady-state aerobic training
- Balance exercises
- Accessory movements
- Controlled movements
- Core movement
- High-intensity interval training (HIIT)
- Metabolic resistance training circuits
- Indoor cycling classes
What Does It Take To Be Healthier?
Health is a relative term. It means that your body is operating at a high normal range in all the different systems including circulation, breathing, digestion, and more. Anything you can do to help your body achieve more of an ideal state is a step towards a healthier you.
At Amped Physiotherapy, our strength training and conditioning programs will get you back on track to living a happy and healthy lifestyle. Our physiotherapists will design a one-on-one personal training experience with the best exercises for an effective and speedy recovery.
These exercises will depend on your skill level and which part(s) of your body is in need of strengthening. They may include bodyweight exercises (such as squats, push-ups, or planks) or exercises using additional tools (such as barbells, resistance bands, exercise balls, or hand weights).
Strength training is an important part of reaching your peak physical potential, but there are other health and wellness techniques to keep in mind while you’re doing so:
1. Limit Your Sitting.
Get up every 30 minutes and walk around at work and home. Prolonged periods of sitting can cause muscles to stiffen up and become weaker.
2. Get Up and Move.
Exercise regularly, even if it’s just walking for a short time every day. Moving will help keep your muscles loose and will avoid losing their strength.
3. Nutrition and Portion Control.
Keep your intake of food nutritious, and at a comfortable level. Fueling your body with the correct foods will increase your energy and make it easier to exercise.
4. Drink More Water.
Use that water bottle! Water keeps your body's systems functioning at their optimum levels. This will also make exercise (and muscle recovery!) much easier.
Work on your deep breathing techniques to increase oxygen intake and get your lymphatic system moving.
6. Get enough sleep.
Sleep at least 8 hours a day. It is best to get into a routine so you go to bed and wake up on a regular cycle. This helps your endocrine system, which controls several aspects of your body.
7. Take Care of Aches and Pains.
Don’t let any long-term problems linger. Get professional help at Amped Physiotherapy in Ottawa, ON by scheduling an appointment today!