Congrats Richard DeMaria on being awarded the 2014, Living Beyond Breast Cancer Founders Award.
February 2, 2015
Do you suffer from Physical Pain? Chronic? Acute?
September 15, 2016
Fight the Winter Weight Gain
February 22, 2016
Nearly 100 million Americans are obese or overweight.
325,000 deaths in the United States each year are attributed to obesity.
Many people report weight gain during the winter months.
Obesity is a condition caused by the accumulation of excessive body fat brought about by an imbalance between caloric intake (number of calories eaten) and energy expenditure (number of calories burned) occurring over an extended period of time. Sedentary lifestyles and surplus caloric intake are considered to be primarily responsible for the dramatic worldwide increase in obesity during the past 2 decades.
Small changes can help.
Park further away at work
Take the steps instead of the elevator
Take the dog for an extra lap around the block
Adults and children can be classi ed as normal, overweight, or obese by calculating their body mass index (BMI), based on their height and weight. For example, adults are considered overweight if their BMI is 25 to 29, and obese if their BMI is 30 or higher.
Obesity affects the body in many negative ways and can lead to other health problems, such as:
Lymphedema (swelling of arms and legs)
Breathing problems, including asthma and sleep apnea
High blood pressure
Cancer (breast, liver, endometrial, prostate, and colon)
How Dynamic Rehabilitation Services can help
Physical therapists can help people who are obese to be more physically active and t by teaching them to exercise in pain free and fun ways, and are trained to create safe, effective physical activity programs for people of all ages and abilities. Your physical therapist will work with you to design a speci c treatment program to address your needs, including exercises you can do at home. Your physical therapist can help you: