Is exercise really that important? According to the World Health Organization (WHO physical inactivity is the 4th leading cause of death and it is the main cause of cardiovascular diseases and cancers (which are also two of the leading causes of death!) So yeah, time to lace up your sneakers.
Physical activity is defined as 20 minutes of exercise, 3 times per week, yet in the United States, many of us fail to meet this minimum.
In the United States:
- 66% of people over 75 years of age do nothing in terms of physical activity.
- 50% of people between 65-74 years of age do nothing
- 42% of people between 45-64 years of age do nothing
Fortunately, small changes can have a big impact on your health. Taking breaks from sitting at your desk to walk around the block, walkup a flight a stairs, taking a bike ride instead of driving – can all help reach your physical activity goal of 20 mins a day, 3 times per week.
However, some of us struggle with pain that hinders us from physical activity. This is where Stoneking Physical Therapy can help! We develop a personalized exercise and activity program for you that can be performed in the comfort of your home or in our facility utilizing our professional equipment and experienced staff. Most insurers, includingMedicare, pay for the development of exercise programming for general health purposes, as well as ongoing maintenance exercise with physical therapist supervision. Call today to set-up an appointment.
Stoneking Physical Therapy is an independently owned physical therapy practice serving the Ewing and West Trenton, New JerseyCommunities Since 1989. Please feel free to reach out to us for more information or to schedule your appointment: 609-883-7528.