Are You Maintaining Orthopedic Wellness?
Orthopedic wellness involves maintaining strong bone and muscle integrity to be able to live a healthy and active lifestyle.
Physical fitness and a daily exercise routine is an excellent way to support orthopedic wellness. As you age and develop joint and muscle pain, it’s important to remain active. The CDC suggests that if you are 65 or older, are fit, and have no limiting health conditions you should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity and complete muscle-strengthening activities 2 days during a week.
The CDC lists the following activities as requiring moderate effort:
- Walking fast
- Doing water aerobics
- Riding a bike on level ground or with few hills
- Playing doubles tennis
- Pushing a lawn mower
To maintain orthopedic wellness, you also need to maintain a healthy weight. Healthy diet plans and reducing screen time are a great way to begin down the road to orthopedic wellness.
Whether it is mild joint or muscle pain that is limiting your ability to exercise or you are trying to become more active and need to know where to start, Comprehensive Orthopedics of the Gulf Coast is here to evaluate your needs. With two convenient locations, it’s easy to meet you wherever you are.