News For Your Health
August 2013

August Is National Immunization Awareness Month


Contrary to what many people think, immunizations aren't just for children. There are many reasons adults should receive immunizations as well.


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Immunization: Facts and Myths

Myth: Being vaccinated as a child is enough.

Fact: The immunizations we receive as children wear off over time. Additionally, as we age we may be at risk for new and different diseases.


Myth: Vaccinations are only for people who are at high risk, like the elderly and those with chronic illnesses.

Fact: Everyone is susceptible to disease-not only those in high-risk categories. Even if you don't get sick, you can carry the disease and spread it to someone whose immune system is compromised.


Myth: Vaccines can have harmful side effects and can cause illnesses.

Fact: Vaccines are very safe. Most of the side effects from receiving a vaccine are very minor or temporary, such as a muscle soreness at the vaccination site or a mild fever.


Myth: Vaccine-preventable diseases have been all but eliminated here in the United States, so there is no reason to receive vaccinations for these diseases.

Fact: Many diseases that aren't an issue here in the United States are still prevalent in many other parts of the world. People who travel may become infected, and may also bring the disease back home with them and can cause an outbreak here.

Recommended Adult Vaccines


There are certain vaccines that are recommended for adults and adolescents. To find out what is recommended for you and your loved ones, follow the link below and take the quiz to find out which vaccines you may need!


What Vaccines do You Need?  

Vaccines and Travel

Vaccine and TravelReceiving vaccinations is especially important for anyone traveling abroad. If your summer plans include traveling out of the country, particularly to developing nations, it is very important that you schedule your immunizations a minimum of 4-6 weeks before departing so your body has a chance to adjust.


Click here to find out which vaccines are recommended for your specific destination before you travel.

The Effect of Exercise/Activity on the Immune System


Studies show that people who exercise regularly have a stronger immune system than those who do not. In fact, those who exercise moderately have a 20 percent lower risk of upper respiratory infection than those who don't. exercise and immune system


Interestingly though, elite athletes, like marathoners, tend to be slightly more susceptible to respiratory infections. Moderate to high intensity exercise can temporarily lead to a depression of the immune system, especially when compounded with inadequate food intake. If you are training for any strenuous activities such as marathons or triathlons, make sure to give your body time to recover between training sessions, and eat healthy. 

How can a Physical Therapist Help?

When performed at the appropriate intensity, duration and activity level, exercise has been proven to strengthen your immune system.  Physical therapists are skilled clinicians that can customize your exercise prescription by taking into account your personal medical status-including your immune system.


Your A.H.Y. physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation to identify your unique medical precautions and limitations. A personalized, safe, and effective exercise and treatment plan will be created. Your therapist's overall goal is to improve your quality of life and keep you active and well in your roles at home, work, and in the community.


Call A Healthier You at 914-458-2249 to have one of A.H.Y.'s physical therapists create an exercise program unique to your medical status, goals, and abilities.


August Event

Bike fitting
Bike Fit Screening

Let us set you up for safe and efficient riding this summer. Your bike set up and posture play a big role in your cycling performance and safety. Contact us to schedule this event for your organization or office.

Contact us today at 914-458-2249 or by email.

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Wellness Tip


Plan Your Physicals


Plan annual physicals with your doctor to help keep informed and on schedule with your age related vaccines. Vaccination not only protects you, but also the people around you- for example, babies and elderly loved ones.

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Did You Know....?

Adults age 65 and older need to get a pneumonia shot to protect their health? Click here to learn why.

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