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FROM THE DESK OF Tom Thoman
Foothills Physical Therapy and Gym just celebrated our 11th anniversary at this location. It is hard to believe that in 2005 we opened our first clinic in Cornish, just down the road. Time does indeed fly. Since moving to this site and adding our beautiful gym, we have had the privilege to meet the many wonderful people in our community. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our gym members for their dedication and hard work to stay fit and healthy. We would also like to thank all of our patients, past and present, for trusting us as part of your health care team. We truly enjoy meeting and interacting with all of you! We have received great feedback about this newsletter and know that you enjoy keeping up to date on the happenings at Foothills. We regret to say, however, that we are discontinuing it for a bit. Please stay tuned to the Shopping Guide, however, for Foothills news! We know that whether you are seeing us for physical therapy or joining our gym that you have made the choice to come to our facility. We are very happy that you chose us!
GET MOVING! C elebrate N ational S enior H ealth and F itness D ay T his M ay
As you age, it may feel like you don’t recognize your own body anymore. You swear that manufacturers are printing product packaging with smaller fonts, you groan whenever you sit or stand, and you visit the bathroom at least once every night. Aging is an adventure, and staying physically active is a constant battle between your aching joints and the will to get moving. Starting a physical fitness routine may be one of the healthiest choices you can make. As we approach National Senior Health and Fitness Day on May 29, take some time to evaluate your fitness activity level. You can use the following tips to live a more active lifestyle — no matter how old you are! Physical activity is one of the keys to a long and healthy life. For older adults, the benefits of physical activity are increased tenfold. When you participate in physical activity at least once per day, your chances of developing heart conditions, diabetes, and arthritis decrease. For patients who already have arthritis, low impact activities like water aerobics or walking can provide relief for the joints. Exercise is also essential to maintaining a healthy heart after a heart attack or stroke. Probably the most important benefit of staying physically active is helping you stay upright. According to the National Council on Aging, exercise helps prevent senior citizens from falling — one of the deadliest things that can happen to an older adult. According to the council, every year, 1 in 4 Americans aged 65 and older falls in their GET STRONGER!
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