When you practice healthy habits, you also boost your chances of living longer. The American Council on Exercise reported that those who walked just 30 minutes each day significantly reduced their chances of dying prematurely, compared with those who did not exercise consistently. If you’re looking forward to having more time with loved ones let that motivate you to keep moving!
We have all heard the saying “please put on your own oxygen mask before assisting those around you.” It is easy to put the needs of others first, but when you prioritize your own health through the choices you make, you are better equipped to take care of family and friends. Eating healthy, staying hydrated, being active, getting enough sleep, and managing stress must be a lifestyle. Choosing to get up early to go to the gym before work, making time for a walk, cooking dinner instead of eating out are some the things that can keep you charged and balanced. Remember, “He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything.” Happy New Year from Physical Therapy Institute! Let us help you prioritize health in 2020.