October is National Physical Therapy Month. Did you know that Wyoming Rehab provides FREE Screens and Treatment Recommendation on Non-Emergent Physical Impairments/Injuries? The therapists at Wyoming Rehab want to provide you with some tips for living a healthier life.
Physical activity can significantly impact your long-term health. A study published in the July 2020 edition of the British Medical Journal reported that physical activity is key.
People who regularly get 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week, along with 2 days of strength training, are more likely to live a longer, healthier life.
Here are some simple examples to help you get the exercise you need…
Moderate intensity: you can talk but not sing during the activities such as:
- Walking briskly
- Water aerobics
- Bicycling slower than 10 miles per hour on primarily level terrain
- Doubles tennis
Vigorous intensity: you cannot say more than a few words without having to pause to take a breath during activities such as:
- Race walking, jogging, or running
- Swimming laps
- Bicycling over 10 miles per hour with hills
- Singles tennis
- Aerobic dancing
- Hiking uphill or with a heavy backpack
Strength training: two days per week involves exercises specifically-designed to fatigue muscle groups using weights or other resistance. You can also use your body weight for resistance by doing push-ups, pull-ups, crunches, leg squats or push-ups against a wall.
Do you have a condition or impairment preventing you from reaching the recommended amounts of physical activity? Don’t continue to put your health at risk! Find out how physical or occupational therapy may help.
Reach out to Wyoming Rehab at (307) 674-1632 if you would like to schedule a FREE Screen/Treatment Recommendation for a Non-Emergent Physical Impairment or Injury.