How House Call Physical Therapy Helps Retirees Keep Dreams Alive During the Golden Years
This article was researched and documented by Anuj Shah, MA PT.
Are you among the thousands of New Yorkers & New Jersey residents who have high aspirations for how you’ll spend the extra time during your post-retirement years?
Whether you plan to travel the world, play with grandkids, go watch theater, spend more time with family or sign up for a recreational class, volunteer for a cause you like, your physical fitness level will be a factor.
A 2010 study¹ suggests that the fitness declines we typically attribute to advancing age are largely caused by living sedentary lifestyles—which are on the rise due to the prominence of desk jobs in the workplace and activity-limiting personal technologies including smart phones and voice-activated remote controls in the home. Still, this runs contrary to the widely held belief that any declines in our physical abilities are caused solely by biological aging.
If this revelation is intriguing, then perhaps it’s time for you to get moving! If you aren’t currently active, then you likely have questions and concerns about where to start. And if you regularly engage in physical activities, then you’ve probably set goals that you’d like to achieve. Either way, there’s no shortage of tools and resources to help you live a more active lifestyle but one reliable place to start is with a physical therapist.
1. Leyk D, Rüther T, Wunderlich M, et al. Physical performance in middle age and old age: good news for our sedentary and aging society. Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2010;107(46):809-16.