November is Physical Therapy Month! Move More.

Increasing your lifespan without increasing your health span is basically a self-torturing program. If you don’t have quality of life in your later years, why would you want them? Our guest, Ben Shatto, tells us about physical therapy and how it can be used as a preventative medicine to ward off many of the prominent illnesses attributed to aging. Humans were designed to move much more than our current lifestyles afford us. Get up and move!

Key Takeaways:

[2:00] Age well through physical therapy

[3:30] Falling is a warning signal to expect future problems

[4:55] Pro-active physical therapy can prevent diabetes, osteoporosis and more

[7:41] The body has the capacity to recover faster when you are younger

[10:00] Both muscle mass and bone density decline as we age

[12:33] Leading a healthy lifestyle may be the best you can do to increase your health span

[14:34] Exercise can regulate your blood sugar for up to 24 hours

[17:00] How is diabetes linked to physical therapy?

[17:58] Blood flow may be the key to slowing down Alzheimer’s and dementia

[18:44] Question yourself “What level am I at physically?”

[19:40] We humans are not designed to be sedentary

[21:59] You need someone to understand where you are physically

[24:00] #1 thing to stay healthy is to keep moving!

[25:31] How to contact Ben

[26:00] Well-rounded people live longer

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Tweetables:

Do you know the #1 thing to help you stay healthy? It’s to keep moving.

Preventative physical therapy sessions based on your personal physical level is better in the long run than a pharmacy.

Humans are not designed to be sedentary. 10,000 steps a day will keep you healthier and happier.

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