Around this time people reflect on the past year of their lives and decide to make changes. Maybe there is something you want to do better, something you want to stop doing, or something you want to start. Resolution making is a very personal journey, one that you can either choose to share with friends and family or keep to yourself.
What a lot of people don’t know is that physical activity, along with diet and medication, is the cornerstone of treatment for diabetes. Physical activity alone is a cornerstone for prevention of diabetes, but if you already have diabetes it is essential that you control your glucose, lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, and maintain a healthy weight. In addition regular physical activity can also reduce the need for medication, so it’s important to make sure you are active.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 30 million children and adults in the UAS are living with diabetes – that is about 9.3% of the population. Of that 9.3% only an estimated 21 million have been diagnosed, and the other 8.1 million are unaware that they even have the disease.
In my last post I introduced the topic of concussions, and taught you about how they occur and about the signs and symptoms. This week, as I usually do in part two of my blogs, we will dive into how concussions are diagnosed, how physical therapy can help, and what kind of physical therapist you need to seek out.
I have noticed that over the past few years concussions have received a great deal of attention. If you haven’t suffered one personally I will bet that you know at least one or two other people who have. The issue that is on everyone’s mind – in the medical and sports worlds – is the long-term problems associated with this injury. It is estimated that in sports alone, more than 3.8 million concussions occur each year – wow. Read More