At Healthy Partners Primary Care of Ft. Lauderdale, we understand the importance of achieving optimal wellness. That’s why we offer you and your loved ones preventative care with a personalized approach to meet your health and wellness needs. By working with you to achieve your wellness goals, our Healthy Partner Primary Care physicians can help you maintain healthy lifestyle practices.
Stay Strong and Fit With Regular Exercise
Physical activity is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Moderate exercise on a regular basis provides many health benefits in your younger years and as you get older. From cancer and diabetes prevention to boosting memory and mood, staying physically active is an excellent way to beat disease and a great way to have fun. Regular exercise can also improve the health of those who suffer from chronic disease and disability.
Maintaining a sense of independence is fundamental to healthy aging. Regular exercise and physical activity as part of your daily life can help you keep doing the things you like and stay independent as you get older. Endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility are all important to your physical and mental health, and even more so as we age.
It’s Never too Late to Start Exercising
Being active and exercising on a regular basis should be a life-long habit. If you do not currently exercise, it is never too late to start. Find ways throughout the day to make physical fitness a priority and you should feel your energy, mood, strength, and flexibility start to improve. Set yourself up for success right from the start by seeking creative ways to make exercise a part of your life. From outdoor activities to yoga or a class at the local fitness center, there are more options than ever before. The key is to finding an exercise routine you’ll stick with over time.
Easy ways to exercise everyday include:
- Make exercise a non-negotiable. Make exercise a part of your identity and remind yourself why staying fit is so important to health and disease prevention.
- Set realistic goals. Don’t be hard on yourself if right away you do not see major changes. Set a few short term goals that you’d like to achieve and record your achievements in a daily journal.
- Keep it fun and interesting. If the gym has become too boring and routine, try hiking and exploring nature instead. Be open to trying out new routines.
- Find a workout buddy. An exercise partner keeps you accountable and they can also be great listeners. Motivation a key benefit of having a workout buddy.
If you or you loved ones are interested in learning more about adding exercise to your daily routine, make an appointment today at any one of our Healthy Partners Primary Care locations.