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PT Jess

Repost from my blog Brain Benefits of Exercise.  I have been seeing a higher percentage of patients that just need to start moving.  At least half of the people coming in with pain are depressed, sedentary and lack motivation to begin making changes.  So, I am reposting this just to get back on my soapbox.

It is official – we are no longer hunters and gatherers.  We spend most of our day sitting in front of a screen.  Because of this 65% of the United States adults are overweight or obese.  It is well known by now that we are killing our bodies due to inactivity – creating heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and increased cancer risks.  But what many don’t realize is that lack of exercise significantly affects our mood, intelligence, and motivation.  Exercise has recently been proven to be more successful and long lasting than many drugs…

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