30 Minutes for Life

 

'30 Minutes for Life' is an awareness program to encourage walking or exercise for 30 minutes per day to improve overall health and fitness. This can be done all at once or broken up into smaller increments (two bouts of 15 minutes or 3 bouts of 10 minutes). 

 

Research has shown that walking briskly 30 minutes a day reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries due to plaque build-up).  In fact, it has been shown to reduce the risk for many diseases and conditions including diabetes, stroke, breast cancer, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and depression, among others.  For more information about the many health benefits of walking from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) click here.

           

Walking is an activity that nearly everyone can participate in - no equipment needed!  If walking isn't for you, just about any form of physical activity will help - bicycling, running, swimming, or group fitness classes, among others.  

 

The most important thing is to find an activity that you enjoy, and stick with it.  If you are considering starting a fitness regimen and don't know where to begin, our athletic trainer may be able to help.  Dorina can determine your current level of fitness and design a program that will help you develop cardiovascular and muscular endurance as well as strength.   If pain or dysfunction limits your ability to exercise, schedule an evaluation with Alice or Janine to improve function in order to be the best version or yourself.  A referral is not required for most insurance plans. Call our office at 330- 528-0034 today for more information.