Over 56 million Americans have disability. Medical spending among older adults is related more strongly to the presence of disability than remaining life expectancy. Disability increases the risk of hospitalization and institutionalization and is a major public policy concern. Disability crosses all age, gender, and race groups and is a major public health concern. Participation in moderate-vigorous intensity physical activity is a low cost measure to improve health outcomes and reduce disability. Despite important publicized benefits of physical activity, U.S. adults primarily engage in sedentary behavior (<1.5 metabolic equivalents).
A sedentary lifestyle is associated with a variety of poor health outcomes, including increased incidence for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and mortality (Dunlop D et al. 2013). As Doctors of Physical Therapy, we are poised and ready to help reverse the trend, said Dr. Idler Bonhomme, Clinical Director of FYZICAL Orlando. Although we know that physical activity promote health, older adults on average spent almost two thirds of their waking time being sedentary reported by Dunlop D et al. So winter is over, spring is in here. I challenge you to get to know your number. What is your BodyQ #? You can't get there, unless you know where you are beginning. Start your transformation now. In addition to cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure levels, you'll want to keep track of your BodyQ™. It's a new test revolutionizing the way you track your physical fitness and strength, developed by Fyzical.