February is American Heart Month and it also has our favorite heart-centric holiday, Valentine's Day! While it is the month for lovers and all things heart related, we want February to also remind us (and you!) to take care of our hearts!
A major part of having a healthy heart is being active. In fact, if you don’t exercise, you’re more than twice as likely to get heart disease as someone who does!
Regular Physical Activity Helps to:
- Prevent heart disease
- Lower your risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke
- Aid in cardiac rehabilitation
- Builds a strong immunity
- Reduce blood pressure in those who already have high blood pressure
- Improve your overall health
It's easier than you might think to improve your health with exercise, and it is never too late to start! Everyone can benefit from moving more – no matter your age. Changing a few habits each day can help to strengthen your heart and your other muscles. The American Heart Association recommends five 30-minute moderate exercise sessions each week. While this may seem daunting, it is important to note that these sessions can be broken up into two or three 10 or 15-minute segments throughout the day. The easiest way is to start walking. Set a time goal and build up to it. Any type of movement is better than none!
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If you want to incorporate more movement into your daily life, but are concerned about how to best do that, contact us today! Our physical therapists are experts in developing personalized treatment plans to help you reach your fitness and heart health goals. We can help create a heart-healthy exercise regime that helps you build up your physical activity slowly and safely.
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About Blue Sky Therapy
Blue Sky Therapy delivers innovative physical, occupational, and speech therapy services in skilled nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health care, in-home therapy, and outpatient therapy clinics. Blue Sky Therapy owns and operates six outpatient clinics in Ohio and Florida. Ohio locations: Akron, Mansfield, Marion, and Warren. Florida locations: Bonita Springs and Naples.
Our outpatient services are offered in three different settings: In-clinic, In-home, and via Teletherapy which allows for therapists to work with patients virtually at home instead of in the clinic.