February 2020 ROAR

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Coverage of Rockford athletics at all levels.

February Check-in:

How’s your New Year’s Resolution Going?

Like so many, your New Year’s resolution may involve increasing

your physical activity. And like so many, you may

have already given up or not even started. According to

Forbes magazine, less than 25% of people keep their resolution

after only 30 days. We know that getting regular exercise

is an important aspect of our health, so why do so many give

up early? Robinet Physical Therapy is here to tell you that you

don’t have to be part of that 25%.

Why physical activity? There are many benefits of physical

activity and just as many excuses to avoid it. Do you have a

weight loss goal but can’t seem to make it to the gym? No

worries. There are plenty of ways to get more activity throughout

your day that don’t require a gym membership like taking

the stairs at work or parking further away at the grocery

store. Winter blues kicking in? Exercise releases endorphins

which improves your mood and helps to prevent anxiety and

depression. Diagnosed with high blood pressure? Playing

pickleball, going for a brisk walk, and taking a yoga class are

all types of exercise that can help prevent and manage diseases

and health conditions like high blood pressure, stroke,

type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and several types of cancer. Did you

know that exercise helps improve your sleep? It’s true, regular

exercise leads to better quality, more restful sleep. If that

is not reason enough, daily exercise increases energy levels,

benefits physical intimacy and is a great way to be social and

have fun! So, find something you enjoy because if it’s fun, you

will keep doing it!

Still not sure if you’ll be able to stick with it? Put a plan in

place. Make sure you know why you want to make a change

and remind yourself of that every day. Is your goal concrete

and measurable? Can you track your progress and see your

improvement? Who will be on your team as you work towards

your goals? How will you celebrate your victories?

Having a plan and people to support you is important in helping

you stick with your resolution.

Perhaps pain is preventing you from sticking with your

plan and achieving your resolution. Many obstacles in life

can get in the way of achieving our goals, however, if pain is

one of them, Robinet Physical Therapy can help. We offer free

30-minute consultations with one of our Physical therapists.

During your visit, we will provide a physical assessment as

well as discuss your goals and limitations with you to determine

if physical therapy is right for you. Keep your resolution

and call us today!

Robinet Physical Therapy

Rockford (616) 866-2727

Greenville (616) 232-2400

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