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February 2015
BECOMING PHYSICALLY ACTIVE
 

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 68 percent of adults over the age of 20 are either overweight or obese (for each group, the percentages are equal). Making the commitment to be physically active is one of the best ways children, adults, and individuals with disabilities can prevent or combat obesity and its consequences. A physical therapist, who is an expert in restoring and improving mobility in people's lives, can develop an individualized physical activity plan for you, whether your goal is to help your family stay fit, manage your weight, or combat the effects of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Starting a Physical Activity Regimen

According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), adults should do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, or an equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity. Children and adolescents should do 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity daily.

To continue reading the entire article, click here. More information on starting a physical activity regimen, children with physical disabilities, obesity and weight management, Type 2 diabetes, and physical activity considerations included in full article.

Set your appointment for an evaluation today and get physically ACTIVE. 

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CLINIC NEWS

Weekly Classes For Your Health

Every Monday at 11:00 am at Pearl clinic
Every Tuesday at 12:00 pm at Meridian clinic 
 
Staff Birthdays This Month
       
        Pauline Kemper - February 13
  
7 TIPS TO LOVE YOUR BODY THIS VALENTINE'S DAY!

heart cartoonHere is a list* of some things you can do to raise your self esteem and positive feelings towards your body. No matter how long you've been in a relationship with someone else, the longest relationship you'll have in this life is the one you have with yourself. 

1. Look in the mirror (or close your eyes) and "see" the attributes that the people who admire you most see in you. Work on learning how to accept a compliment. Accept any compliment that comes along graciously and own it. See what others see in you and say "thank you," and know it to be true.

2. Break a good sweat. Don't miss out on a full dose of "feel good" hormones. Just like the body builds up tolerance to drugs, so it goes for exercise too. Keeping your exercise regime the same for too long eventually loses its effect. If you don't get regular exercise, you're not only doing your physical body a disservice (we all know exercise improves your health and looks), but it's crucial to improving your mood and self esteem. 

3. Get some nature. There is a mound of research supporting the benefits being outdoors has on our mood and self esteem. Get outside and take a walk or take your entire workout outside for some fresh air. Add some sweat to the equation (see #2), and your body will feel the love as well!

To read TIPS 4-7CLICK HERE.

 

 *excerpts from Huffington Post.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH

LOVE 
is like 
Physical Therapy...
 sometimes it hurts, but it is always worth it!

 - PTIS Staff

RECIPE OF THE MONTH
HEALTHY SEA SALT DARK CHOCOLATE BARS

It's the month to celebrate Valentine's day, so why not try out these simple and healthy sea salt and dark chocolate bars for yourself or someone you love.

Author: 
Serves: 24 small bars

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • cup salted butter (coconut oil is a good alternative)
  • ⅓ cup raw honey
  • 4 ounces bittersweet dark chocolate
  • 1 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup nuts, coconut, or seeds (or cup of two different things)
  • 1 cup dried fruit 
  • coarse sea salt to taste
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. OPTIONAL (but highly recommended): In a food processor, pulse 1 cup of the oats, your filling, and your fruit. This really helps the texture of the bars not to feel so much like chunky health bars and more like a well-mixed yummy chocolate bar. 
  2. Put all your oats, filling, and fruit in a large bowl. Line a 9x13 or smaller pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt the peanut butter, butter, and honey over low heat. Add the chocolate and stir until melted. Remove from heat and pour the mixture into the bowl with the oats, nuts, and dried fruit. Mix well (and work quickly so it doesn't start to get too sticky on you). Press into the prepared pan, sprinkle generously with sea salt, and chill for 2-3 hours to harden. When solid, cut into 24 bars and store leftovers in the fridge or freezer.

 


Thank you for your interest in health and wellness. We believe Staying Active is important for WORK.SPORT.LIFE.

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