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Newsletter Video, December 2018

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A Guide to Improve Your Body’s Wellbeing

In the video, we discussed the value of exercise with respect to your mental health. Don’t take it for granted. Simply adding an exercise program to your daily routine can significantly improve your brain health.

Here are some additional guidelines for physical wellbeing.

Six Strategies for Improving Your Physical Health

Active

1. GET ACTIVE

How well your body functions affects your ability to accomplish your daily activities. Sedentary behavior—which usually means sitting or lying down while awake—has been linked to a shorter lifespan and a wide range of medical problems. Any time you get up and move, you’re improving your chances for good health.

Tips on Increasing Your Activity

Maintain

2. MAINTAIN YOUR MUSCLES, BONES, AND JOINTS

Your muscles, bones, and joints all work together to make your body an amazingly movable machine. Like any machine, your body can suffer some wear and tear. It needs regular care and maintenance to keep moving with ease.

To keep your body in good shape:

Weight

3. FIND YOUR HEALTHY WEIGHT

Keeping your body at a healthy weight may help you lower your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer that can result from being overweight or obese. Take charge of your weight and your health. Click here for the Body Weight Planner.

To reach your weight loss goals:

Eat Healthy

Be Active

Track your progress

Metabolism

4. UNDERSTAND YOUR METABOLISM

Your metabolism changes as you get older. You burn fewer calories and break down foods differently. You also lose lean muscle. Unless you exercise more and adjust your diet, the pounds can add up. Middle-age spread can quickly become middle-age sprawl. Carrying those extra pounds may be harming your health.

To combat age-related changes:

5. EAT A HEALTHY DIET

We make dozens of decisions every day. When it comes to deciding what to eat and feed our families, it can be a lot easier than you might think to make smart choices. A healthy eating plan not only limits unhealthy foods, but also includes a variety of healthy foods. Find out which foods to add to your diet and which to avoid.

To eat a healthier diet:

6. DEVELOP HEALTHY HABITS

We know that making healthy choices can help us feel better and live longer. Maybe you’ve already tried to eat better, get more exercise or sleep, quit smoking, or reduce stress. It’s not easy. But research shows how you can boost your ability to create and sustain a healthy lifestyle.

To build healthy habits:


Body Weight Planner

Click here to use the Body Weight Planner


References from the Video Newsletter

JAMA Psychiatry. 2018 Jun 1;75(6):566-576.
Association of Efficacy of Resistance Exercise Training With Depressive Symptoms: Meta-analysis and Meta-regression Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials.
Gordon BR, McDowell CP, Hallgren M, Meyer JD, Lyons M, Herring MP.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29800984

Sports Med. 2017 Dec;47(12):2521-2532.
The Effects of Resistance Exercise Training on Anxiety: A Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
Gordon BR, McDowell CP, Lyons M, Herring MP
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28819746

The American Journal of Psychiatry. Published Online:3 Oct 2017
Exercise and the Prevention of Depression: Results of the HUNT Cohort Study
Samuel B. Harvey , F.R.A.N.Z.C.P., Ph.D., Simon Øverland , Ph.D., et. al.
https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2017.16111223

Disclaimer

The information in this video is intended for informational and educational purposes only and in no way should be taken to be the provision or practice of physical therapy, medical, or professional healthcare advice or services. The information should not be considered complete or exhaustive and should not be used for diagnostic or treatment purposes without first consulting with your physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician or other healthcare provider. The owners of this website accept no responsibility for the misuse of information contained within this website.