It was a little bit rainy, although you did not realize it at first.
It was a little bit cold and the wind seemed to be picking up.
The fact of the matter is, it was actually getting a little bit cold.
You had promised yourself, however, that whenever you felt like you were getting a sore neck after sitting and working on the computer for an extended period of time you would get out and take a quick walk around the park. Conveniently located right behind your house, one simple lap provided a half mile of exercise when you counted the distance to and from your front door. Two laps and you could know that you had given yourself a full mile of walking time.
Fortunately, on this evening, your husband was willing to join you on the two lap trip around the park, so the conversation made the little bit of rain, cold, and wind bearable. Even better, when you returned home to tackle the last two writing assignments that you wanted to finish, your neck felt better and you were full of the energy that you would need finish your goal for the evening.
Partly motivated by trying to avoid getting a sore neck and partly motivated by the awful and unflattering photo of you that had been posted by a friend two days ago, you vowed that you would pay more attention to your health. From daily walks to following the advice of top doctors who recommend healthier eating habits, you hope that the next time someone points a camera your way you will not look as overweight and unhealthy.
Americans Continue to Struggle to Find a Healthy Balance of Diet and Exercise
From walk in clinics to hospital emergency rooms, doctors across the country continue to see too many patients who are suffering the implications of eating too much and exercising too little. unfortunately, statistics show that by the year 2030, 60% of Baby Boomers will be managing a chronic condition, many of which could possibly be avoided by eating better and getting the right amount of exercise.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the health status of Americans and the places where they go to get the medical care that they need:
- Getting dizzy is the second most common complaint heard in the offices of doctors doctor’s across the country. In fact, dizziness will occur in 70% of the nation’s population at sometime in their lives.
- Estimates indicate that 85% of urgent care centers are open seven days a week. For many Americans, these convenient and affordable options are the way that they deal with many of their health and fitness issues.
- The latest health reports indicate that 25,000 Americans suffer from an ankle sprain each day. Instead of going to an expensive hospital emergency room or a difficult to get an appointment physician’s office, many people go to a walk in health clinic to have a sprained ankle diagnosed and treated.
- Have you ever tried to use exercise to treat lower back pain? If so, you are not alone. In fact, 40% of people indicate that they try to exercise to relieve their lower back pain.
- Estimates indicate that 3 million patients visit a walk in health clinic each week, according to the Urgent Care Association of America.
- As many as 80% of ankle sprains are a result of an inversion, or inward rolling, of the ankle.
- Looking for a way to stay healthy can help Americans avoid expensive chronic health conditions later in life.
- There are 20,000 physicians practicing Urgent Care Medicine today.
- Hospital emergency rooms are expensive ways to deal with minor medical situations. More and more Americans are looking at walk in health clinics as a more affordable and efficient option.
- You can make a decision to change your health habits today. Avoid the junk food aisle when you shop at the grocery store and focus on healthy fruits and vegetables instead.
Finding a way to GET HEALTHY is the goal that many Americans struggle with. Are you willing to give it another try? Are you willing to eat a more healthy diet and get yourself up and out of that chair to make sure that you at least take a one or two mile walk every single day?