North County Water & Sports Therapy Center January 2020

When the calendar year comes to a close, we often find ourselves depleted from the holidays and the end-of-year rush. It’s no wonder the three most common resolutions are to eat healthy, lose weight, and exercise regularly. According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, of the 41% of Americans who make resolutions each year, just 9.2% successfully achieve their objectives. Don’t become a statistic! Make exercise a regular habit by enlisting help. Consider recruiting an exercise buddy (to hold you accountable), using a calendar app to schedule workouts (to dedicate time), or consulting a health care professional (to supervise your journey). One rule of thumb is to start slow, especially if you haven’t been active for some time. Then, you can mix it up by engaging in multiple activities rather than focusing on just one. Many injuries occur because of the repetitive stress of participating in only one activity. Physical therapy is a great resource for those interested in beginning a new exercise program or overcoming a nagging injury. Rehab professionals are trained to assess limitations and dysfunction, teach proper body mechanics, and prevent and treat injuries. If you’re experiencing pain, inflammation, or weakness, make an appointment with a physical therapist. A movement specialist can teach you how to modify your behavior to distribute stress to different parts of the body so you can achieve a more efficient workout. Your physical therapist can work with you to discover the perfect fitness program so there will be no excuses to not make this your most fit year yet! PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP YOU REACH YOUR 2020 FITNESS GOALS READY, SET, REFRESH!

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