It’s time for another Austin Sports Medicine 101 class!
In conjunction with May’s National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Austin sports medicine practice Medicine in Motion is challenging all adults to get 30 minutes of physical activity every day for the month. Designated in 1983 by the President’s Council on Fitness, the annual health observation month was created to promote healthy lifestyles and improve quality of life for all Americans.
A few benefits of physical activity include:
- Children and adolescents – Physical activity can improve muscular fitness, bone health, and heart health.
- Adults – Physical activity can lower the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer.
- Older adults – Physical activity can lower the risk of falls and improve cognitive functioning (like learning and judgment skills).
“Physical activity is for everyone,” said Dr. Martha Pyron, Austin sports medicine doctor and owner of Medicine in Motion. “No matter what shape you are in, you can find activities that work for you. Together, we can rise to the challenge and get more active during the month of May!”