Happy November to you! We hope you enjoy our September issue of STAYING ACTIVE. This month's newsletter is full of information related to FITNESS during Thanksgiving FESTIVITIES.
Are You in Good Shape?
If you are in good shape physically you can enjoy a higher quality of life and reduce the chances of chronic illness and injury. Many people think they are in good shape while others know they are very out of shape. If you are not sure whether you are in good or poor shape it is a good idea to pay a visit to a physical therapist that can help you to determine your health status.
A physical therapist can help you come up with a proper health and wellness plan that is personalized to your current health and fitness level. It will also help you to troubleshoot health problems and prevent injuries. This will get you a whole lot further than if you simply start trying to eat right and exercise.
In addition to a detailed plan and evaluation, there are general benchmarks to any health and wellness plan that will help you to tell if you are in good shape.
How Do You Feel After You Walk Up a Flight of Stairs?
Can You Still Speak to Someone During Exercise?
Do You Tend to Get Injured Easily?
Do You Feel Tired and Drained Most of the Time?
Does It Take You a Long Time to Recover From Exercise?
Do Your Muscles Feel Soft to the Touch?
Is Your Weight in Line with Your Body Type?
Regardless of your fitness level a physical therapist can always help you with your health and fitness goals. At PTIS we want to know your health concerns and any issues that you want to overcome.
Make an appointment with your PT today and find out if you are in GOOD SHAPE.
This simple body stretch help stretch shoulders, arms, hands, feet and ankles.
Lie on floor, extend arms overhead, keep legs straight
Reach arms and legs in opposite directions
Stretch 5 seconds and then relax
Repeat 5 times
39th ANNUAL TURKEY TROT
Please join the PTIS staff in participating in the 39th Annual Turkey Trot to benefit the United Way. Click here for details.
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Burn Those Extra Thanksgiving Calories
While the fresh turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and other traditional Thanksgiving trimmings are a delicious annual indulgence, the Calorie Control Council estimates the typical holiday meal potentially packs 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat that can stick around and haunt overeaters.
Check out how many calories you will consume and how common household activities can help you work off some of your meal.
4 ounces of turkey (dark meat): 323 calories. What will burn this off? Rake leaves for 45 minutes.
1/2 cup of stuffing: 190 calories. To burn this off, carry Black Friday shopping bags around for 30 minutes.
1/4 cup of jellied cranberry sauce. Twenty-five minutes of mopping can help work this portion of the meal off.
A slice of pumpkin pie: 316 calories. Spend 80 minutes watering outdoor plants (if it's not too cold or wet) to say goodbye to the pie calories.
A dinner roll: 82 calories. Vacuuming for 30 minutes will burn off that many calories.
A cup of mashed potatoes: 162 calories. A 22-minute game of friendly football will burn off 158 of these calories.
A common guideline to follow is that it takes about a mile of slow running or brisk walking to burn off 100 calories.
National PT Month
Thanks to all of you who celebrated National PT month with us and took advantage of our FREE classes and lectures.