Wellness Wednesday Tip #36: Walk!

Happy #WellfieWednesday friends! Enjoy this week's tip and check out the info on our new team member! 

     Hippocrates, The Father of Western Medicine, is often quoted for his brilliance. He once said, “Walking is the best medicine.” Boy was he spot on. Check out your body on walking: 

     Walking has countless health benefits. The infographic above is just the tip of the iceberg. There are at least 100 reasons to walk.  Unfortunately, modern society has engineered one of the most simple and beneficial forms of exercise out of our life. The impact on our health has been devastating. Watch this awesome short film from Every Body Walk to find out more! 

Does your commute look like this? Could you bike or walk to work instead?

     Your turn! Go for a walk today! If safe and practical, walking to work is a great way to increase your daily physical activity. Or, you might be able to walk during your lunch break at work. Recruit a friend to join you! However you choose to walk, we hope you enjoy it. Share a picture of your walk with us and include #WellfieWednesday in your post!  Also, feel free to tag Patrick Berner (@PBernerSPT), Eric Uveges (@Eric_in_AmERICa), or Aaron Perez (@AaronPerezPT) in your post. Thank you for your support!

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    Aaron enjoying a walk to work. 

Aaron enjoying a walk to work. 

New Crew Member!     

     The #WellfieWednesday duo (Patrick Berner and Eric Uveges) are excited to announce a new member to the #WellfieWednesday crew. Thank you @AaronPerezPT for this week’s wellness tip and for joining our team. Aaron is a #FreshPT working in southern Illinois with an interest in #PopHealthPT. Aaron desires to go beyond the clinic and meet people where they live, work, and play to keep healthy people healthy and reduce the tremendous burden of chronic disease. Welcome to the team Aaron! 

- WW Crew

 

 

Wellness Wednesday Tip #22: Park Farther Away!

     Welcome back folks! Happy Wellfie Wednesday! We hope your holiday season is off to a great start. As you start hitting the store more often for those Christmas gifts, we want you to try this easy tip, Park Farther Away!

     We’ve all been there, especially when grandma is taking a ride to the mall, we circle the parking lot looking for that perfect spot. Not only wasting time but missing out on an excellent opportunity for more physical activity. If you need to, drop off those passengers or convince them to join in on some extra walking. You’ll eliminate the headache of searching for a spot and the occasional fender bender that may occur. If you’re feeling incredibly ambitious, take that parking spot in the upper level of the garage and take the stairs!

     Park Farther Today! And as always, thanks again for all of the #WellfieWednesday support, be sure to post your pictures again this week and tag Eric (@Eric_in_AmERICa) or myself (@PBernerSPT) and keep the wave of healthy change going!

-       Dr. Patrick Berner, PT, DPT

-       Dr. Eric Uveges, PT, DPT