Sponsored by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition, May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, created to promote the benefits of physical activity and to encourage people of all ages to take part in regular exercise. Getting just 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week can greatly improve both physical and mental health, and can lower the risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer.
Take time this month to reflect on your physical activity and nutrition and recognize areas that could use improving. Being active doesn’t have to mean joining a gym and working out for hours a day. Simply looking for ways to increase your heart rate everyday can improve your health. This means taking the stairs instead of the escalator, taking a stroll on your lunch break or after dinner, biking or walking to work and even taking the dog out for a long walk or run down the street. These small changes can have a big impact on your health!
It’s important to educate children about the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and this is an excellent time to do so. By encouraging them to make healthy food choices and getting them excited about exercising, they will be more likely to make healthy choices on their own. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition offers some great tips and resources for individuals and families seeking ways to improve their health.
It’s also important to note that taking preventative measures to avoid fitness and sports-related injuries is extremely important, as these injuries can be reoccurring and can lead to long-term pain if not properly treated. Should you suffer an injury or experience any pain during physical activity, it’s best to visit a doctor who can treat your condition individually and work with you to get you back on your feet.
At Advanced Wellness we believe that an active lifestyle should have no limits. From pain management, chiropractic and physical therapy to acupuncture, nutrition and specialized treatments, Advanced Wellness offers the most comprehensive care, all within a convenient location in Monmouth County. To learn more about how Advanced Wellness can help keep you moving, please visit our website.