Sports Medicine Challenges Adults to Get Active for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in May
Hattiesburg Clinic Sports Medicine is supporting the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.
“During the month of May, we’re challenging all adults to get 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Regular physical activity increases your chances of living a longer, healthier life,” said Jeremy Wells, MD, a physician at Hattiesburg Clinic Sports Medicine. “It also reduces the risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and some cancers. Yet, less than 5 percent of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.”
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults:
· Aim for 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week. Moderate activity includes things like walking fast, dancing, swimming and raking leaves.
· Do muscle-strengthening activities, such as lifting weights or using exercise bands, at least 2 days a week.
“Physical activity can benefit anyone. No matter what shape you are in, you can find activities that work for you. If you have concerns about your limitations, ask your doctor for recommendations on how you can incorporate physical activity into your daily routine,” said Wells.
Hattiesburg Clinic Sports Medicine includes a team of sports medicine providers, orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists and athletic trainers that work collaboratively to treat athletes and active individuals. Services range from physical exams to strength training to therapy and repair for injuries.
To learn more about Sports Medicine and its services, visit www.hattiesburgclinic.com/sportsmedicine or call (601) 579-5406.