Exercise and Lifestyle Prescription
Personalized approach to increasing your physical movement and activity
Exercise and Lifestyle Prescription
Exercise and lifestyle prescription helps you create a personalized approach to increasing your physical movement and activity. Movement is a necessary requirement for healthy living. The guidance from your physician at IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health will ensure your safe progress as you start living a more active lifestyle.
What is Exercise and Lifestyle Prescription?
One-third of the global population over the age of 15 years engages in insufficient physical movement.
The average American adult reports 7.7 hours of sedentary behavior. Between increased occupational sedentary work such as sitting in front of a computer all day for work and relaxing in front of a television and other devices, people of all ages are not getting the variety and volume of movement traditionally required for health.
This increasingly sedentary culture has been shown to increase a wide range of health problems including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression, and cognitive impairment.
In addition, this overspecialization in sitting contributes to a generally deconditioned musculoskeletal system leading to increased physical injuries such as sprains and strains as well as chronic pain including sore joints and muscles.
The good news? Studies show that regular physical activity has health benefits at any bodyweight and can be as effective as prescription medications in the management of several chronic diseases.
Who is Exercise and Lifestyle Prescription for?
Movement is in fact medicine.
But with a world now structured around sedentary behavior, where do you start? How do you move from a life full of sitting to a more active lifestyle safely? What is the most effective way to exercise more when your schedule is already jam-packed?
Here at IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health we can help formulate specific exercise and lifestyle plans for people of all body types and activity levels. In collaboration with your primary care physician, we can outline a safe and effective strategy for people with other chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and arthritis.
Physical activity is part of a vibrant life. We will safely ensure that you are ready for exercise and counsel you through a program appropriate for your needs and goals no matter what level of fitness you are starting from.
We can safely introduce you to the benefits of an active lifestyle or teach you how to maximize training regimens for peak performance. In conjunction with a personalized nutritional program, you will be taking the steps forward to a more active and healthy life.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The World Health Organization describes exercise as a “subcategory of physical activity that is planned, structured, repetitive, and purposeful in the sense that the improvement or maintenance of one or more components of physical fitness is the objective.”
Exercise prescription lays out the type, dose, frequency, duration, and therapeutic goal to guide the patient in their activity goals.
The 2018 physical activity guidelines for adults by the American College of Sports Medicine outlines a goal of 150-300 minutes per week of moderate intensity activity or 75-150 minutes per week of vigorous activity or a combination of both.
They also recommend muscle strength training 2 or more times per week. As people get older than 65 years old, these activity guidelines also encourage activities that improve balance and coordination.
You can increase your “daily dose” of non-exercise caloric burning by addressing your sedentary lifestyle.
Simple things like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking to work, using a standing desk, having your dog take you for a walk, and breaking up extended sitting with bouts of movement can really add up! Every minute counts!