October is National Physical Therapy Month and as a profession we are celebrating the change of seasons and establishing new habits. As we “Move Forward” we encourage everyone to create their own playlist to staying healthy. Small changes make a big difference.
Here is our short playlist:
1). Choose water as a drink- Eight, 8 ounce glasses of water is the recommended daily amount.
2). Eat more fruits and vegetables- The USDA recommends 1-2 cups a day.
3). Pick Healthy snacks- choose a granola bar instead of a candy bar, choose air popped popcorn instead of buttered, choose yogurt instead of pudding.
4). Turn off the Electronic devices- The average 8 year old is on a screen for 8 hours a day exceeding the American Pediatric Associations recommended 2 hours a day.
5). Be more physically active- 60 minutes of physical activity is recommended per day.
-Physical Therapy Department, Celebrate the Children
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