Benefits of Staying Active

 

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At Lattimore Physical Therapy we not only want to help our patients recover and heal but we also want to help them live an overall healthy lifestyle! Although there are countless benefits of staying active and regular exercise, check out these top 5 reasons to get up and move everyday! 

  • Regular exercise has been shown to relieve stress and even increase levels of overall happiness. Exercise, whether it be a light walk or a more intense gym workout, increases endorphins in the body which helps to increase a person’s overall mood. 

  • Exercise can reduce the overall risk of chronic health disease. Staying active not only increases cardiovascular health,  but can also help to reduce blood pressure, and risk of certain diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. 

  • Contrary to popular belief, regular exercise can actually help to increase energy levels. Many of us are usually tired and struggle to find the time to get in even 30 minutes of exercise, so try starting your day with some light exercise to give yourself a little energy boost! 

  • Exercise plays a crucial role in building and maintaining strong muscles and bones. Especially as we age, our muscles tend to become weaker and lose overall mass, but with regular exercise you can help to reduce muscle loss, weakness and even fatigue. Maintaining muscle strength will also help to reduce the risk of injuries. 

  • Regular exercise can help to relieve chronic pain from a new or recurring injury. Recent studies show that staying active and moving around is actually better for an injury rather than remaining sedentary. This is a strong belief of the staff at Lattimore Physical Therapy and why our Physical Therapists encourage patients to perform their stretches and exercises in order to heal and maintain health. 

If you are interested in becoming more active then check out one of our many Lattimore locations that include fitness and gym equipment to help you stay active.

 

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The Lattimore Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation Network was founded by Physical Therapists John and Cindy Shuman in 1992. Since then Lattimore has grown to 20+ locations in 4 different counties.

What’s unique about Lattimore is our patient experience. We tailor your 1:1 treatment around your individual needs, conditions and goals. With us, you’re more than just a number. You’re a member of our local community and we’re invested in your success. Call 1–888-PT ROCHS to experience The Lattimore Way!

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