The Bottom Line
- When facilities for organized recreation and sports were shut, lockdown measures lead to more sedentary behavior, which has unintentional negative effects.
- People who are less fit and active have a higher risk of getting high blood pressure and other health conditions.
- During and after the COVID-19 pandemic, encouraging physical exercise can assist to improve both physical and mental health.
The multiple limitations in physical & social activities caused by the impact of Covid-19, makes it very difficult for people to resume physical activity following COVID-19 because they might discover that their strength or endurance has decreased. Additionally, it may take months or longer for those with persisting COVID symptoms to go back to where they were physically fit.
It is well-established that exercise and physical activity are crucial for maintaining and/or enhancing one’s physical and mental well-being as well as their overall quality of life. To explain the advantages of physical activity, several physiological and psychological theories have been put forth. Exercise may physiologically boost endorphins which may help people feel happier and less stressed. Additionally, exercising regularly increases a person’s confidence in their ability to deal with challenges and provides a psychological “time out” from the stressor.
People who are less fit and active are more likely to acquire high blood pressure
It is undeniably proven that physical inactivity increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and other illnesses.
- People who are less fit and active are more likely to acquire high blood pressure.
- You can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes by exercising.
- Lack of exercise can make anxiety and depression symptoms worse.
- The risk of several cancers may increase with inactivity.
- Overweight or obese individuals who regularly engaged in physical activity dramatically decreased their risk of disease.
- Being physically active as they age can lower their risk of falling and increase their capacity for daily tasks.
How can Physiomobility help?
In order to improve quality of life and prevent more injuries, we at Physiomobility believe in prevention, treatment, recovery, return to regular activities, and maintenance. We also believe that rehabilitation exercise regimens help our patients achieve their goals for their physical, emotional, and social well-being.
Exercise is a treatment used to repair, preserve, and maximize a patient’s mobility, function, and wellbeing. Our physiotherapists utilize it to examine or diagnose clients’ problems and to recommend it as an intervention. Physical rehabilitation, injury prevention, and health and fitness are all benefits of physiotherapy. Physiotherapists engage you in your own healing.
At our clinic, we believe the best of both worlds should be combined to give patients the greatest amount of functional mobility possible. With a focus on strengthening, flexibility, and balancing exercises, we offer on-site gym equipment and rehabilitation programs created by our therapists. This approach leads to reduced risk of re-injury, resulting in more positive patient outcomes.
As part of our Physiomobility Rehab+Performance clinic at 1090 Don Mills Road, we have teamed with Fit Mamas Training to offer a variety of fitness sessions (RBC Building at the corner of Don Mills & Lawrence). All fitness levels can receive personal training from Fit Mama Training, along with other services like yoga, outdoor bootcamps, virtual fitness courses, and nutritional counseling.
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