Stay active, rest, and restore.
Physical activity is important for men at all ages.
Men are encouraged to perform exercises and physical activity daily:
- at least 150–300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity.
- muscle-strengthening activities at moderate or greater intensity that involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week
- limit the amount of time spent being sedentary
- multicomponent physical activity e.g., functional balance, aerobic and strength training
Prevention, Health, Wellness
Physical activity helps prevent heart disease, type II diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Cancer (lung and prostate), and stroke as well as improve mental health and wellbeing.
Men also are prone to injury including low back pain, fractures from falls and shoulder pain from lifting heavy weights.
Most of these common diseases and injury that affect men are potentially preventable.
When we buy a car, we expect to routinely change the oil, filters, rotate the tires, and fuel up regularly.
Our bodies need regular maintenance as well. Early detection of injury or disease is important to increase the likelihood of successful cure and health.
Physical activity and a healthy lifestyle can help to reduce risk of disease, improve pain, and increase overall longevity.
Don’t use the excuse ‘I’m too old’ and ongoing injuries or illness.
Any physical activity is better than no physical activity!
Strength training, aerobics and conditioning, and flexibility training can all lead to a better self. Taking time to rest and restore after physical activity helps to renew your vitality.
Start an activity program today to improve your health with an expert physical therapist.
Contact Ann at 210-833-8336.
She is an Exercise Expert in Aging Adults, Certified specialist in Vestibular rehabilitation and Specialist in Geriatric and Neurological Physical Therapy.
Ann H. Newstead, PT, DPT, PhD
AHNew Physical Therapy
14418 Old Bandera Rd.
Helotes Tx 78023