Men's Health - Some Tips to Keep you Healthy

Kick off to summer and Fathers’ Health Summer officially kicks off in June and is a wonderful time to kick off a new exercise and health program! June also is a time to celebrate fathers and father’s to be. Men need to care about their health above the waistline as well as below. At TherapyWorks we are wishing vibrant health to all fathers and offer a few suggestions on staying well.

As you age, it's important to protect your bones, joints and muscles. Not only do they support your body and help you move, but keeping bones, joints and muscles healthy can help ensure that you're able to do your daily activities and be physically active. Research shows that doing aerobic, muscle-strengthening and bone-strengthening physical activity of at least a moderately-intense level can slow the loss of bone density that comes with age.

Regular physical activity helps with arthritis and other conditions affecting the joints. If you have arthritis, research shows that doing 130 to 150 (2 hours and 10 minutes to 2 hours and 30 minutes) a week of moderate-intensity, low-impact aerobic activity can not only improve your ability to manage pain and do everyday tasks, but it can also improve your quality of life.

Tilt up your rearview mirror, just far enough to force yourself into an upright sitting position to see behind you, which is good for your posture and your aching back.

Vary your workouts. The body gets very comfortable when you always do the same workout. You have got to keep varying your exercises, and they have to be an age-appropriate mix of aerobics, muscle training, and stretching.

Care for your prostate. The prostate grows as you get older. You’ll almost certainly have symptoms, like urinary problems. A really healthy, low-fat diet will reduce the likelihood of prostate growth and may reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

Symptoms of all prostate problems include: - needing to urinate often, especially at night - difficulty starting to urinate - straining to urinate or taking a long time to finish - pain when urinating or during sex

Join us at our Free Seminar to learn more: Monday, June 27 @ 7:00 p.m. Men's Health: You're in Charge!  
Featuring Dr. Chad Johanning of Lawrence Family Practice Center

--Amy A. Hileman, PTA TherapyWorks 1311 Wakarusa Drive #1000 Lawrence, KS 785-749-1300

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