Are You Living the Healthy and Active Lifestyle That You Desire?
To say that your daughter is living her best life in her new city and at her new job would be a complete understatement. As a recently graduated pediatric nurse she made the decision to move nearly 10 hours from home. And while she is far away from the place where her parents live and where she grew up, she is close to college friends and has met her goal of moving to a warmer climate. Asking for both a bicycle and a pair of roller blades for graduation gifts, this older daughter of yours was determined that she would find a way to replace the 20 hours of gymnastics workouts that she was accustomed to as a college gymnast. With a newly repaired hip labrum and ankles that are more healthy than they have been in the past, she has passed all of the range of motion testing the physical therapist had for her in follow up sessions. In addition, the back pain that she was suffering from when she first started running has been eliminated. Stepping a little bit out of her comfort zone and visiting a chiropractor about her back instead of consulting her physical therapist, the evaluation provided by the functional assessment tools and rehab tools has her back to running six or seven moles a couple of times a week. The combination of the running, the biking, and the rollerblading has allowed her to enjoy her new surroundings and she is looking forward to the fact that the mild winters of her new home will allow around the year outdoor workouts.
Sprinkle in some fitness workouts at her apartment complex and the hospital employee fitness center and she is even more motivated to keep up her active lifestyle. And the fact that she lives in a major metropolitan area means that there are plenty of trial fitness classes she can enjoy while she decides if she wants to join a yoga studio, a kickboxing center, or other kind of club.
Staying Active in Your Youth Leads to a Healthier Adulthood
Whether you are a former college athlete who has plenty of experience with muscle testing machines and other kinds of rehab tools and systems or you are someone who is just getting the fitness bug, there are plenty ways to make sure that you are doing your part to stay healthy and fit.
Unfortunately, we live in a time when there are far too many Americans who do not get even the recommended amount of physical exercise and who fail to eat anything close to a balanced diet. Even more unfortunate is the fact that as a result of eating and exercising habits, there are many people who find themselves overweight and often suffering from chronic pain and health conditions. And while lifestyle is not the only cause of these concerns, it is important to note that without a way to get the exercise that your body needs you will likely be even less healthy in the future than you are now. And while no one can avoid th eating process and the problems that can bring, there certainly are ways to make sure that you are ready for a longer and healthier life. Even those people with chronic back pains may find that with the most experienced doctors and the right use of the latest rehab tools there are ways to find the pain relief you need to get back to a more active lifestyle.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the many ways that chronic pain can limit the life and future health of so many:
- Worldwide, more than 1.5 billion people suffer from chronic pain. Too often, this pain limits the amount of physical activity that these sufferers get.
- Chronic back pain is defined as pain that persists for 12 weeks or longer. And while it is true that there are many who have such chronic pain that it completely limits their lifestyles, there are many others who can find relief with regular instruction in how to use the latest functionality and rehab tools.
- 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.