Movement is Medicine

What if I told you there was a miracle drug that could reduce your risk for many conditions with almost no negative side effects? What if I told you that same drug could significantly reduce or even eliminate these chronic conditions if you have already been diagnosed? Would you be interested?

The population of the United Stated is highly medicated. In 2019 the CDC released a study reporting that almost 50% of the population was taking one or more prescription drugs. Many of these drugs are aimed at managing what would be considered “lifestyle-related diseases”. This category would include things like heart disease, diabetes, atherosclerosis, obesity, etc. We are also seeing an increasing number of prescriptions for things like depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbances. Pain medication prescriptions have been steadily increasing over the past decade to the point that the term “opioid epidemic” was created to describe the large number of the population that is addicted to pain medication. While these drugs are incredible scientific accomplishments, they are not without their drawbacks. Many drugs have less than ideal side effects, especially when multiple drugs are being taken simultaneously. Along with the negative side effects is the financial burden that is being placed on our medical system. Data from 2019 suggests that the United States spends twice as much money on healthcare than comparable countries.

What if I told you there was a miracle drug that could reduce your risk for all of the previously mentioned conditions with almost no negative side effects? What if I told you that same drug could significantly reduce or even eliminate these chronic conditions if you have already been diagnosed? Would you be interested? Oh, I almost forgot to mention, this drug is completely free! If this seems too good to be true, I’m happy to tell you that this drug already exists and is available to every single person reading this. The drug is called “exercise” and it has the potential to change your life in ways you could never imagine.

If you are tired of a healthcare system that only seems to be interested in minimizing the symptoms of your chronic disease while simultaneously draining your bank account, I want to help you. It doesn’t matter how much or how little experience you have with exercise, what your current health condition is, or how busy your life is. At Focus Physiotherapy we are experts at helping our clients move more and with less pain. If you are interested in improving your health, reducing pain, or learning how to move your body more effectively give us a call today and ask us how we can help!

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