While most of us know the importance of physical fitness, sometimes achieving it can seem like an insurmountable hurdle.
You may not know where to start and have questions such as:
• What is the right exercise program for me?
• How long and often should I exercise?
• How can I prevent injury?
• What’s the best way to burn fat so that I can lose weight?
The Solution is a Tailor-Made, Doctor Supervised Program
Individualized programs have the best success because they are created for you and your body type. There are 3 steps the doctors at HealthNOW use to develop your programs:
1. A Fitness Evaluation is performed by our doctor of physical therapy who will evaluate:
• structural balance
• cardiovascular fitness
• muscle strength
2. A Physical Evaluation is performed by our medical staff to assess any limitations due to your current health status.
3. A tailor-made program is created to restore you to a healthy level of optimum physical fitness
Some patients prefer to do their fitness program here at HealthNOW in our physical therapy department because they like being monitored by the physical therapy staff. Other patients receive their program and work on it on their own, returning for a monthly follow-up to assess progress.
Here’s How You Can Get Started
Whether you are a ‘couch potato’ who would like to get started on a program or an athlete who would like to improve your performance, we have a program to achieve your goals. The doctors at HealthNOW work together as a team to create a program that you can do and stick to. If you follow our recommendations, you’ll be pleased with the results.
Call us for a complimentary consultation and we can get you started.
Did You Know That Physical Fitness Increases Longevity and Prevents Disease?
Here are more reasons to get serious about getting fit:
• Moderate daily physical activity can substantially reduce the risk of developing or dying from heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers, such as colon cancer.
· lower blood pressure and cholesterol
· helps prevent osteoporosis
· reduce obesity
· lessen symptoms of anxiety, depression and arthritis
• Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Physically inactive people are twice as likely to develop heart disease as active people.
• Scientists urge Americans “to make the simple lifestyle changes of eating healthy food, getting regular physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight to reduce cancer risk.” (2011 study)
• Physical activity is recommended for people of all ages as a means to reduce risks for certain types of cancers.
• 37% of adults report they are not physically active and only 3 in 10 adults get the recommended amount of physical activity.
• More than 10 percent of children between the ages of 2 and 5 are overweight.
• 25% of U.S. children spend 4 hours or more watching television daily.
• The percentage of students in high school who engaged in moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes on 5 or more of the previous 7 days was only 25%.
Let Us Help You
Often we meet people who haven’t stuck with a fitness program or who were unsatisfied with the results they achieved. The reason for such failures is typically a program that wasn’t suited for their health condition, body type or goals they were striving for.
You don’t need to struggle with fitness. We are here to help with a program that is tailored to you after an a doctor has examined you, taken your health status into consideration and created realistic, achievable goals. We are here to help, just give us a call.