May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month!
With the great weather we are having, it’s a perfect time to renew or start your way to a healthy, active lifestyle. The benefits of healthy activity are boundless for your physical well-being and for your cognitive health as well.
Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chances of living a longer, healthier life? It also reduces your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and some types of cancer.
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 – like lifting weights or using exercise bands – at least 2 days a week.
Physical activity is for everyone. No matter what shape you are in, you can find activities that work for you.
For more information about the benefits of a healthy active lifestyle and tips on how to get started for you and your family visit the following websites:
Like anything, take it slow if you are starting out and listen to your body. Joint pain from physical activity can be a sign of a problem. MRI of the knees and shoulders is a superior diagnostic tool to find the source of the problem.
MRI is used for looking at the inside of the shoulder joint and it provides superior information about common shoulder joint problems such as rotator cuff tears, tendon injuries, or damage caused by trauma.
To find out more about the reasons we use MRI for imaging the knees and shoulders and how we do these types of MRI exams here at Greater Waterbury Imaging Center, click here: