7 Ways To Be Healthier, Stronger, And More Active

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It’s a common goal to want to become healthier, stronger, and more active. However, this can be a difficult feat, with lack of time, pain, injuries, or difficulty sticking to a nutritious diet.  And over the last 8 months, all of these things have been especially difficult to balance.  When you are in pain, undesirable chemicals within your body are heightened, which can increase stress. As a result, your endocrine system becomes affected, which works to regulate the hormones in your body.

The term “health” can mean many different things. One way to think of “health” is that your body is operating at its best levels of function. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to be the most athletic person in the room. Any step you make toward helping your body function at its optimum levels is a step toward becoming a healthier you. Your physical therapist can provide you with exercises, stretches, and nutritional tips that can help increase your health and help you feel physically better overall.

It is no secret that strength and flexibility both play important roles in your health. Did you know that there are approximately 642 skeletal muscles in the human body? Your muscles work hard, not only to help you move but also to support your circulatory and breathing systems. When you become stronger and more flexible, you become healthier overall. Our physical therapists can guide you through proper exercises and specialized treatments in order to relieve your joint and muscle pain, increase your strength and flexibility, and improve your overall health.

Above all else, physical therapy treatments can also help improve your health, but they only work if you apply healthy lifestyle choices in your everyday life as well. Here are some great tips you can do on your own to become healthier, stronger, and more active:

1. Taking care of aches and pains. Don’t let these long-term problems linger. Contact Complete Physical Rehabilitation for professional help.
2. Limiting your sitting. Get up every 30 minutes to walk around at work and at home.
3. Getting out and moving. Exercise regularly, even if it’s just taking a short walk every day.  Need easy exercise ideas?  Look through our blog, where we have numerous posts with great, easy home exercises that really get the body moving!
4. Maintaining a nutritious diet and controlling portions. Make sure your food intake is nutritious and portioned. By chewing your food thoroughly, you won’t feel as if you have to eat as much.
5. Drinking more water. Water keeps your body systems functioning at an optimum level.
6. Breathing! Work on your deep breathing in order to increase your oxygen intake and get your lymphatic system moving.
7. Getting enough sleep. Sleep at least 8 hours a day. It is best to get into a routine where you are going to bed and waking up on a regular cycle. This helps to regulate your endocrine system.

Do you need help with increasing your health, strength, and physical activity? At Complete Physical Rehabilitation, our team is comprised of movement experts who have the knowledge and training to diagnose, evaluate, and treat any musculoskeletal condition that comes their way. Contact us today to begin your new chapter toward becoming a healthier you!



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Dr. James Pumarada is a licensed Physical Therapist and co-owner of Complete Physical Rehabilitation.   With over 19+ years of treatment experience, he is a Sports Therapy Certified physical therapist, focusing on treating and training runners of all levels, and is one of the most sought after vestibular therapy specialists in Elizabeth and Jersey City where, along with his wife, Dr. Asha, they specialize in the treatment of all dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance issues.

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