Physical therapy treatments can help improve your health, but they only work if you apply healthy lifestyle choices in your everyday life, as well. Some tips you can do on your own to become healthier, stronger, and more active include: 1. Taking care of aches and pains. Don’t let these long-term problems linger. Contact us for professional help. 2. Limiting your sitting. Get up every 30 minutes to walk around at work and home. 3. Getting out and moving. Exercise regularly, even if it’s just taking a short walk every day. 4. Maintaining a nutritious diet and controlling portion. Make sure your food intake is nutritious and portioned. By chewing your food thoroughly, you won’t feel as if you have to eat as much. EXERC I SE ESSENT I ALS TRY TH I S EXERC I SE FOR LEG PA IN REL I EF 7 TIPS YOU CAN DO ON YOUR OWN
5. Drinking more water. Water keeps your body systems functioning at an optimum level. 6. Breathing! Work on your deep breathing in order to increase your oxygen intake and get your lymphatic system moving. 7. Getting enough sleep. Sleep at least 8 hours a day. It is best to get into a routine where you are going to bed and waking up on a regular cycle. This helps your endocrine system. Are you looking for assistance with increasing your health, strength, and physical activity? Our team at Farmingdale Physical Therapy West would love to help you live your highest quality of life. Contact us today to begin your new chapter toward becoming a healthier you!
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While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Repeat 10 times on both legs. Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing. HAMS T R I NG S T R E TCH
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