October rolls on, and so does National Physical Therapy Month. This year the theme is "Fit After 50," and physical therapists are helping older adults get fit and stay fit in order to maintain full functional mobility and prevent injury.
Sometimes it may be difficult to start an exercise program, especially if you have not been active in quite a long time. Here is an easy way to start a fitness program: exercise with a friend!
Call a friend, ask a co-worker, or contact a family member and set up a time to meet to go for a walk. Treat it like an appointment, and do not cancel your exercise session with your friend.
Exercising with a friend can help keep you motivated to get fit. You are more likely to keep your exercise appointement if a friend is counting on you to show up. Plus, having someone to talk to makes the exercise easier.
Call a friend today and set up a time to get together to go for a walk, rain or shine. You may find that your exercise appointment helps you to start up a fitness program that you can stick with.