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The Importance of Functional Fitness

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What is functional fitness?

It's your new best friend. To give it a broad definition, functional fitness refers to stretches exercises that improve your daily life. They are a set of movements designed to make you more able- more able to perform daily activities without incurring injury; more able to go about your daily life with a high level of well-being, both mentally and physically. So functional fitness should be on everyone's to-do list. Read on to find out about our action categories for functional fitness.

Functional fitness action categories: what to focus on 

While exercise does come with the superficial benefits of making you look healthier and slimmer, these should not be the primary motives for exercise. Instead focus on functional fitness: the exercise that actually benefits the way you feel and function. Here are our areas to focus on: 

  • Balance/Coordination
  • Range of motion 
  • Core strength and stability 

If you are looking to start an exercise plan that gives you maximum value for time (and money), these categories are a good place to start. You can pursue all three, without spending any money, from the comfort of your own home by choosing added-value exercises. An example of this would be weight-bearing exercises that use your own body weight and dynamic stretching that includes movement as you stretch. 

Always consult with a health professional before beginning a new workout plan

At Associates in Chiropractic, we are standing by to help you create a plan for functional fitness that will have you feeling and functioning better than ever. Give our office in Hackensack a call to schedule an appointment today. 

 

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