Movin’ Together: Step Into the Sunshine
It is one thing to tell you what would be helping and healthy for our daily lives, but living it out each day is precisely where the rubber hits the road!
I remember the day of April 28th as one when this certified personal trainer needed to follow her OWN advice to keep moving! That day I fell and fractured my hip while playing pickleball. There were many healing steps I took after that day BUT some were challenging me not to press on, As I have told my family and friends in the past to keep moving, so that is what happened to me – they told me to keep moving! THANK GOD!
During this time of challenge and pressing toward healing, many people like my physical therapist Eric Barlett encouraged and supported me. When you are in a situation where you do not have your usual strength or endurance, you need someone who understands that weakness and knows how to help you in your journey of healing with patience and understanding. I have been going twice weekly for physical therapy, one land, and one water. Eric also helped me with exercises I could do in any pool I chose to visit. I have been going to the Penn Wells Hotel pool.
Eight weeks ago, I walked with a walker; four weeks ago, I transitioned to a cane, and now I am walking without those aids! OH, HAPPY DAY!
It is not fun to fracture a bone, as many of you know who have fractured one, so I am encouraging us to step outdoors for some walking time because walking is a weight-bearing exercise that builds and maintains strong bones and is excellent. It improves our bone health and increases our muscle strength, coordination, and balance, which in turn helps prevent falls and related fractures and improves our overall health.
My usual order of tools for the Movin’ Together broadcasts was changed when I fell. But now we are getting back on track because our skin protection tool is usually in May, which is Skin Cancer Awareness month. All of the tools for Movin’ Together give us an advantage against cancer.
So when we step outdoors for our walking time, there are five ways to protect our skin by slipping on a shirt, slopping on sunscreen, slapping on a hat, seeking shade, and sliding on sunglasses. 90% of our aging and cancers come from the sun’s ultraviolet A and B rays. In addition, I have chosen for the past few years to wear clothes made by Coolibar with sun protection.
For more information about summer safety tips, please watch my interview with Certified Physician Assistant Joseph White of Laurel Health Centers.
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Writing: Sara Vogt, ACE Certified Fitness Trainer
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