There is one thing we all can’t run from: Time. Time is at the epicenter of humanity. And while we can’t stop the clock, we can certainly help stave off any age-related health problems with the right kind and amount of physical therapy. Physical therapists are movement experts. They specialize in supporting individuals through the right kind of prescribed physical therapy that helps enhance and sustain movement, override pain and preserve one’s normal lifestyle. Most importantly, physical therapy helps their patients avoid the use of prescription drugs or surgery. Promoting healthy living, which leads to healthy aging and happiness is at the core of the Apex Physical Therapy team’s beliefs. Below are 4 tips provided by the Apex team to help you age well.
The number one way to age well is exercise. Fitness benefits your brain, heart, bones, lowers your risk of diabetes and prevents you from falling. Exercises that keep you moving, such as dancing, walking, jogging and more, improve your balance and cognitive response. Resistance kind of exercises like weightlifting and strength training reduces the amount of bone less and improves it at the same time. Plus, there are many benefits to weight management. Exercise is good for your overall health.
- 30 million Americans (1 in 4 are over the age of 60), or 9.3% of the population have diabetes.
- More than one out of 4 adult people over the age of 65 fall every year.
- Osteoporosis affects 1 in 4 women and more than 1 in 8 men over the age of 50 years.
- The more physically active an individual is, the less likely they will develop memory related problems later in life.
Each year 116 million Americans experience chronic pain. Prevent the usage of prescription drugs or the need for surgery when you treat long-term pain through physical therapy. The use of prescription medication can affect your brain health, cause confusion and even the risk of falling. The longer you can prevent using medication, the better your chance of aging well.
GET STRONGER AS YOU GET OLDER
Research has found that people in their late 70s that partook in moderate to vigorous exercise for at least 25 minutes everyday needed fewer prescription medication and were less likely to be admitted to a hospital. That means it is never too late to to start exercising and improve how you are aging!
IMPROVE BLADDER HEALTH
According to Urology Care Health, about 33 million Americans have overactive bladder. As many as 30% of men and 40% of women in the United States live with OAB symptoms. Reverse effects and prevent future bladder issues with a physical therapist. They can help guide you with the right moves to build and strengthen your health.
It’s never too early to start working towards aging well. Connect with the Apex Physical team now for a personalized program to get you on your way to stronger and healthier lifestyle.
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