We all know that self-care is vital for our personal well-being. But finding the time and the right type of self-care for “you” can be difficult and create more stress. Research has found that people who practice self-care regularly can increase their well-being and prevent burnout, even in highly stressful situations.
The World Health Organization defines self-care as: “the ability of individuals, families, and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider.” Exercise has proven to promote better health and self-care.
Doctors are universal in their belief about the importance of daily exercise. Not only is it the best way to stay in shape, but it also one of the keys to longevity. According to a recent study by Brigham Young University’s College of Life Sciences, “an increase in blood flow is not only extremely beneficial, it is essential. Exercise induces good blood flow to deliver all the nutrients required to carry out the brain’s job, while it also increases production molecules important to brain function, including memory.”
Low-intensity aerobic exercise, for example, is more effective than high-intensity exercise for improving productivity. Long periods of low intensity cardio exercise is also good for the heart and lungs, reduces the risks associated with various diseases, and enables us to mitigate everything from brain fog to sleep disorders. Study after study, in country after country has shown the critical importance exercise plays in our lives.
The powers that be behind Onthemuv.com did their do her homework on exercise, rehabilitation, and health when creating the miniTREAD®. In fact, the product was specifically designed to meet the needs of the mobility challenged as well. The miniTREAD is a portable, seated, treadmill-like device that is really, easy to use. Setup was a breeze, and the hardest thing I had to do was plug in the equivalent of a phone cord.
The product was designed with color-coded buttons that make your workout far easier and a hand-based control panel. It’s easy to see why this uber lightweight exercise machine can go almost anywhere with you – from the bedroom to the kitchen to in front of the couch. With the click of a button or two, after a very easy setup, almost anyone can “get their steps in” daily. In fact, after it was recommended to me to put my tracking device on my ankle, I was able to clock my 10,000 steps while sitting at my desk. The miniTREAD is available on Amazon or at www.onthemuv.com.