Aging Well in 2020
New year, new you! El Paso Physical Therapy Services would like to offer some advice about aging well in 2020.
Lower your risk of diabetes starting with exercise
Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes, and only 21 million know they have it. Obesity and physical inactivity can put you at risk for this disease. But a regular appropriate physical activity routine is one of the best ways to prevent, and manage type 2 diabetes.
Aim for 30 minutes of physical activity every day. If that’s too much, break it up into shorter strolls. Regular exercise — especially if you do it briskly enough to feel a little breathless — delivers huge health benefits. It helps keep brain cells healthy by delivering more blood and oxygen. In fact, research suggests aerobic exercise may delay or improve symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
Did you know? Simply walking, can help you to:
- Control your weight
- Boost your mood
- Keep bones and muscles strong
- Sleep better
- Makes you less likely to get heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol
You don’t have to live with chronic pain
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2016, an estimated 20.4% (50 million) US adults experienced chronic pain, contributing to indirect medical costs, lost work time, and wages. El Paso Physical Therapy Services provides supervised exercise, mobility, and pain management treatment plans can ease pain while moving and at rest, improving your overall quality of life. Chronic pain might stop you from physical activity and El Paso Physical Therapy Services is here to help you.
For more information, please schedule an appointment with El Paso Physical Therapy Services at one of our three convenient locations or check out our website at https://eppts.com/.