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Simple Exercise Routine To Try When You Need A Little Boost Of Productivity

A Simple Exercise Routine To Try When You Need A Little Boost of Positivity

by Rebecca Pudvah PT, DPT, CSCS, OCSLeave a Comment

Feeling stuck in a rut? Or like you just want to relax on the couch and order food? Believe it or not, a little bit of exercise can go a long way in shifting our thoughts and feelings in a positive way. Below are a few suggestions for when you need a little boost of happiness in your day.

Nature Walks

Some fresh air, greenery, and nature can go a long way with attitude adjustment and changing an inner focus to an outer focus. It is easy to get caught up in the stress of life and work; however, by altering your surroundings and challenging yourself on uneven terrain, you can open your mind, shift your concentration, and put a smile on your face. Talking a walk outdoors with a family member, friend, or pet can be another way to make your experience more enjoyable!

Purposeful Walks

Even if exercise is not your favorite activity, you can use a walk to view a pretty destination. Perhaps you can gather some rocks or nature items to create some arts and crafts. Also consider walking to the store as opposed to driving, you will get some good exercise, fresh air and a new outlook on your day. Sometimes taking a step away from the current task at hand is just what we need to provide a new perspective and mental clarity.

Get On The Floor For Some Core

Exercise doesn’t have to involve equipment or large amounts of space. Try a few planks on the floor, some light stretches, or even yoga to soothe your stressful thoughts.


It can be quite challenging to fit in a good “workout” with kids or family nearby. Instead, consider playing games like tag, hide and seek, or even hopscotch with your family to get your heart rate pumping and your muscles firing. You will make new memories, burn calories, and boost your mood all at the same time.

Unsure of where to start, or afraid you might flare up an old injury? This is your chance to reach out to your local Athletico to get a free assessment to see if your body is ready to exercise safely. Free Assessments are available in-clinic and virtually through our Telehealth services. Just remember, forward is a pace, life is not a race and enjoy each moment.

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*Per federal guidelines, beneficiaries of plans such as Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, VHA and other federally funded plans are not eligible for free assessments.

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About the Author:
Rebecca Pudvah is a triathlete and physical therapist who loves helping others achieve their fitness goals. Rebecca graduated from Simmons College in Boston, MA, with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. For her undergraduate studies, she attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology while competing in Division 1 Cross Country and Track and Field. Rebecca loves sharing her knowledge and personal experiences to help those in need through challenging and painful times. She is passionate about guiding her patients toward a healthy, active, and pain-free human experience.

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