Today is World Physical Therapy day and this year’s theme is “adding life to years.” As physical therapists, we help optimize our patients’
functional mobility to promote independence in activities of daily living and to improve quality of life.
Regular physical activity helps to improve overall health, wellness and reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular/heart disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, osteoporosis, cancer and depression.
For Adults (18-65 years old) the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a minimum of:
150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise per week
75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise per week
8-10 muscular strengthening exercises at least two days per week
Older adults (65+) should follow the same guidelines above, modifying intensity and type of exercise as needed for safety. It is important for this population to focus on exercises that target flexibility and balance.
If pain or balance issues are preventing you from achieving these weekly physical activity guidelines, it may be time for you to stop into PhysioLogic to get moving again!
CATEGORIES : Physical Therapy