Advice From The Experts At Fenton Fitness/Fenton Physical Therapy
Tara Parker-Pope wrote a great article in the October 17, 2016 edition of The New York Times entitled “The 8 Health Habits Experts Say You Need in Your 20s.” While I agree with some of these recommendations, we at Fenton Fitness and Fenton Physical Therapy have some suggestions of our own.
#1—Don’t do dumb stuff
The cumulative injuries you suffer in your twenties echo through a lifetime. My long and busy career as a physical therapist has taught me that this is true. The 20 year old with a knee arthroscopy returns as a 32 year old with a ligament reconstruction and then again as a 50 year old knee replacement patient. Surgery and rehab can only do so much. Resist participation in the “hold my beer” events that inevitably present themselves in the social lives of 20 year olds. Think twice before you enter that Gladiator Challenge Race, swing from that rope suspended over a river, or text and drive. Your sixty-year old self will thank you.
-Mike O’Hara, Physical Therapist for the last 32 years. Fitness coach and board certified orthopedic specialist
To read the article, click on the link below:
Listen to Mike’s advice: https://youtu.be/8JCtFzj539M