People of all ages can improve the quality of their lives and reduce the risks of developing diseases like coronary artery disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, depression and anxiety, arthritis and osteoporosis with ongoing participation in moderate physical activity and exercise.
Dr. Thomas Best, Co-Director of OSU Sports Medicine says, “Exercise is a powerful way to complement traditional medicine. I urge patients to ask for exercise advice at every health consultation. Prevention really is the best medicine, and exercise is the ultimate form of prevention.”
This week, we encourage you to make a pledge to enjoy, regular moderate exercise, especially walking, for 30 minutes, at least 5 days a week. Try strength, stretching, flexibility and balance exercise twice a week. Exercise is fun and social, so choose activities that you enjoy and make you feel good – together for a happy and active life!
OSU Sports Medicine offers a wide range of activities that can help enhance your exercise routine, as well, often at the cost of your insurance co-pay. For example, a Functional Movement Screening can help to identify and resolve weak links that may be jeopardizing your body and its healthy motion. We also offer an endurance medicine program, where we can test your running gait to improve your performance or help analyze your bicycle to ensure it is properly fit to your body. For more information on programs through OSU Sports Medicine, visit sportmedicine.osu.edu.