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Continuing Exercise after Rehab

Linda Stultz

Many people do not realize how important exercise is for overall health. When you have an operation or are involved in an accident and you need rehabilitation for a certain part of your body, you go for physical therapy or "Rehab." This process can last from a few to several weeks, depending on the extent of your injury and recovery.

People are willing to go for this type of "exercise" because the doctor prescribes it and they need it to get back on their feet. What they don't realize is that they need to exercise even if they are not recovering from an injury. Exercise improves strength, mobility, circulation, energy and overall health. People use the excuse that they have no energy and are too tired to exercise. What they don't realize is that exercise gives you energy. It may be hard to get started, but once you do, you will find energy you never thought possible.

Doctors realize the importance of exercise; that's why they tell people to watch their diets and walk or do some type of physical activity. If you are one of the many Americans who need to "get on the move" and get some exercise, start today. It is the beginning of a new year, the perfect time to get started. If you are not sure what kind of exercise you need or want to do, seek advice from your doctor, therapist, or a trainer. These trained professionals can help you set up an exercise program just for you.

Start slowly and work your way to better health and higher energy levels. Along with an exercise program, incorporate a better eating plan and a strength and conditioning program. You won't believe how much better you feel and look in just a few months. Once you incorporate this new lifestyle (starting slowly), you will look forward to your workouts and never miss the junk food. This is not a "Quick Fix." It takes time to get in better shape. Don't give up after just a short time; stick to it and soon it will be a way of life.

WATER is essential for a healthy, lean, strong body. Drinking plenty of water is also a quick, easy way to lose weight and keep it off.

KEEP MOVING-You'll be glad you did!!!

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