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Root Cause Physical Therapy: The List of Common Excuses to Avoid Exercise
Do these excuses sound familiar? It’s too cold out. It’s too dark out. It’s raining out. I’m too busy. I’m tired. Enter YOUR favorite excuse here: _____________________.
At Root Cause Physical Therapy, we hear such excuses all the time from patients. But despite the excuses, we have great success in motivating our patients to adopt a regular, healthy exercise program that results in them feeling good again. Hopefully, you too will find some inspiration here.
Root Cause Physical Therapy: The Benefits of Exercise
All right, now that we’ve voiced some excuses let’s look at the benefits of exercise:
1. Increases longevity. True! Those who exercise regularly tend to live longer.
2. Reduces your chance of contracting diseases we all want to avoid including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Actually, all causes of mortality decrease when one is physically fit.
3. It creates a ‘feel-good’ hormone called endorphins. If you’re thinking you have never felt this then perhaps you haven’t ever exercised regularly.
Or, if you truly feel worse after exercising then you could be suffering from adrenal fatigue, something our Clinical Nutrition department specializes in. Please come in to see us and we can figure out why exercise doesn’t make you feel better or in fact, causes you to feel worse. It’s not a normal reaction and we can help you to figure out why it’s occurring.
4. You’ll look better in your clothes. Better toned muscles make you smaller in size in addition to being healthier. Plus more muscle and less fat actually burn calories better and faster.
5. Increases circulation. Better circulation not only makes the heart work better but it assists in delivering the nutrients you eat in your food more efficiently to your cells. You have 10 trillion cells to ‘feed’ in your body, so better circulation assists them to all receive good nutrition.
6. Sweating helps you to detoxify naturally. The body likes to rid itself of toxins through the skin. Sweating assists in this process. If you exercise and don’t break a sweat it is an indicator of toxicity – please make an appointment with the Clinical Nutrition department and we can discover the root cause of this.
Root Cause Physical Therapy: Getting Started With Your Exercise Program
The benefits sound good, don’t they? Now we just need to get you started and maintaining a good exercise regimen. This, along with assisting you to change your diet, is one of the major things we provide for our patients. It’s okay to receive help to get you started on a healthy exercise program and it’s one of the reasons we offer a fitness evaluation in the physical therapy department.
You Need Help Finding the Right Program For You!
Whether you need to be evaluated for your fitness level or you need a nutritional program, whatever is holding you back and preventing you from engaging in regular exercise is likely something we can assist you with. Give us a call and we’ll figure it out. Helping is the reason we do what we do!
Do you need help with your health?
We have the tools to discover why you may be having trouble with a weakened immune system. It’s not difficult as long as you’re ready to make some dietary and lifestyle changes. If that sounds daunting, don’t worry. We will hold your hand through the changes and make each step of change an easy one.
Dr. Rupa Chakravarty DPT, OCS
Director of Physical Therapy at Root Cause Medical
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Orthopedic Certified Specialist
Dr. Chakravarty has numerous certifications for different techniques in Physical Therapy practice. She employs an extensive array of manual as well as exercise techniques to manage her patients’ symptoms during their course of therapy.