October 2012 is National Physical Therapy Month. This year’s theme focuses on Staying Fit after 50. Currently, there are 78 million Baby Boomers in the United States and many are overweight or obese. This places these individuals at a greater risk for chronic health conditions such as heart disease, type 2 - diabetes, and certain cancers.
According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), as we age, we often lose flexibility, strength, and balance, which makes staying fit after 50 challenging, even for the most determined Baby Boomers. Working with a physical therapist, can help you address these challenges, maintain fitness, and avoid injury.
At Physical Therapy at Briarcliff & Jefferson Valley, PC our staff of licensed physical therapist can help you achieve your fitness goals, as they take an individual approach and consider any pre-existing conditions or diseases that you may have and work to tailor a plan that is specific to your unique needs.
Beginning Oct. 1 – Nov. 19, 2012, check out “ Baby Boomers/Fit After 50” at http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Resources/Detail.aspx?cid=c44b7f87-e37c-4274-9cd8-5f2a79c9129e for daily tips for baby boomers on how to stay mobile and prevent injury after age 50.