By Rich Baudry, PT, DPT, OCS
‘Tis the season! What do we all tend to do during the holidays? Eat, drink and be merry, of course! Unfortunately, our scales do not agree with all of our eating, drinking and merry making causing us to start thinking about our health and fitness goals early in the holiday season; gearing up for a new year. Many people like to discuss the benefits of staying healthy by saying “Oh, you’ll feel great!” but very few discuss what will happen to our bodies if we do not take care of ourselves. Motivation is important…so, what motivates you?
If you are having trouble staying motivated to stay or get fit think of the alternatives. Things that generally accompany a deconditioned body:
- Weight gain
- Muscle loss, body fat increase
- Increased blood sugar
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Increased risk of heart disease, diabetes along with many other diseases.
Need I go on? One of the keys to longevity and living a healthy, active lifestyle is keeping our muscles strong and our joints moving. Aside from medical issues that are usually created by being deconditioned, there are many positives points to consider in regard to getting in shape:
- Feeling better
- Being able to enjoy the things you love
- Playing with your kids / grandkids
- Being more productive and have more energy
Baudry Therapy Center’s tagline is “strength, balance, motion…for fitness, for life.” Our tagline is constantly at the top of our staff’s minds everyday–not only for ourselves but for our clients as well. We strive to get you back to doing activities you love, be it walking, running a marathon, or playing with your kids. The positives far outweigh the negatives, so…what are you waiting for? Let’s get going!