Today is Movement for Movement Monday at Aortic Hope.
👉 As we all know, doing nothing is doing something however, many of us need some support to simply get moving (whatever that may be for you).
👉 Following your doctor's orders, do whatever he/she has cleared you to do. While recovering from open heart surgery, you may find it a little difficult to "move" and that's normal.
❓Have you ever heard of Qigong (pronounced “chee-gong”)? According to an article titled 6 Potential Health Benefits of Qigong, a TCM Mind-Body Practice, written by Lauren Bedosky in Everyday Health, Bedosky says Qigong "is deeply rooted in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It’s been used to promote and restore health for thousands of years, though it wasn’t formally called “qigong” until the 1950s. That said, the Red Thread International Institute refers to qigong as 'the world’s oldest healthcare system.'"
👉"Practicing qigong may improve fitness, reduce anxiety and depression, lower blood pressure, relieve chronic pain, strengthen the immune and respiratory systems, and improve overall well-being."
❤️ Possible benefits of Qigong include:
1. Lovers Blood Pressure
2. Reduces Anxiety and Depression
3. Relieved Chronic Pain
*Just to name a few!
If you would like to learn more, check out the article here.
❤️ Remember, talk to your physician and find out if he/she has any recommendations regarding your target heart rate and/or blood pressure before you get moving!
*Aortic Hope does not provide medical advice. Articles shared are intended to be a source of information. Always consult your personal physical before making any changes to your personal lifestyle.