By: Julie Kulig, DC
Where has the year gone? It is almost December and the holiday season is in full swing! This is a wonderful time of the year but it’s also a time when our exercise regimen takes a backseat to our indulgences. Did you vow to exercise more this year? Or maybe you are already thinking of your soon to be New Year’s Resolutions. The time is now. The best answer to staying healthy is staying active.
Exercise brings about the following myriad of benefits:
Decreased risk of cardiovascular disease
Decreased risk of Type 2 diabetes
Decreased risk of osteoporosis (weight bearing/strengthening exercise)
Decreased risk of certain types of cancer
Decreased risk of falls
Improved mood and outlook on life
How can I get started you might ask? Well it’s as simple as getting outside and going on a brisk walk. Research suggests that brisk walking at a moderate-intensity can provide benefits for you. So, if you think you are not in shape enough to begin. Think again.
DID YOU KNOW??? Most frail, older individuals gain benefit from exercise at least as much as younger people. !!
If you have a chronic health condition- it is always important to talk to your doctor about beginning a safe program for you-
But, the bottom line is: the health benefits far outweigh the risks of getting hurt.
If you have questions feel free to ask Dr. Brad Kulig or myself, Dr. Julie Kulig. We are happy to provide you with advice on beginning an exercise regimen.
"Physical Activity and Health." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Physical Activity and Health.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 04 June 2015. Web. 29 Nov. 2016.
Johnston, Brian D. "Overview of Exercise." Merck Manuals Professional Edition. N.p., Oct. 2016. Web. 29