Only one in three adults receives the recommended amount of physical activity each week, according the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. There are countless benefits to maintaining an active lifestyle – reducing risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity. The list goes on, but many Georgians struggle to find the time or energy.
A daily walk is a simple way to incorporate regular exercise into your routine and move your way into a healthier lifestyle. A 30 minute walk is proven to elevate moods, increase energy and creativity and prevent chronic diseases. Something as simple as throwing on your tennis shoes during your lunch break or skipping the sitcom before dinner can drastically alter not only your shape, but also improve your mood and overall health.
To encourage this active lifestyle and educate Georgians about the benefits of physical therapy, PT Move Better, Feel Better, Live Better is hosting the first annual Walk with a PT on Oct. 22 in cities across Georgia, as part of National Physical Therapy Awareness Month.
Georgians are invited to join PT Move Better, Feel Better, Live Better and local physical therapists to walk their way to a healthier life, all while consulting PTs who can give them tips and tricks for proper form to maximize the benefits.