B. Increase my mobility by moving more
You are wise in understanding that you must change your habits and begin moving more to overcome limited mobility. Movement is a "magic pill" for preventing long-term disability. It is also appropriate to consider surgical options to get back on your feet and moving.
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Prevent a range of chronic illnesses. The three leading causes of death are:
- Heart Disease
Help control weight, builds lean muscle, reduces fat, and promotes stronger bones.
Help you stay connected to your family, kids, and grandkids. Young folks like to go places, stay active, and play. You're missing a very important part of their lives (and yours) when you are unable to keep up with them due to your limited mobility.
You need 30 minutes of activity a day. If you change your everyday habits and get up and move, you may be surprised how quickly your mobility will increase. You can also help yourself by simply walking faster wherever you're going.
Take the stairs. Consider this: walking just two flights of stairs a day burns enough calories to melt 6 lbs. in a year.
Add walking to your lunchtime routine. Spend your extra time after you've eaten lunch walking instead of sitting. Your body will thank you.
Consider additional medical treatments such as physical therapy and/or surgery. Listen to your doctor. If you cannot start moving due to your limited mobility, work with your doctor to find a solution that works for getting you back on track, back on your feet, and able to break the Vicious Cycle.
African Americans have a higher rate of multiple, large-joint osteoarthritis. They are 77% as likely to have knee and spine osteoarthrosis together, which can cause limited mobility.
Wouldn't you like to use the strength and influence you have to make better health decisions for yourself and those within your reach? Many of your friends may also have knee pain and osteoarthritis affecting their mobility. Limited mobility from joint pain can advance to disability. Taking care of you first can be viewed from a personal, spiritual, and community perspective. That's why women just like you are beginning to bring their healthy attitudes into their communities and churches.
Hispanics are 50% more likely to report having difficulty walking. This limited mobility not only affects their lives and livelihood, but also has a profound effect on quality of life and their ability to break the Vicious Cycle.
An NIH Women's Health Initiative study reported more osteoarthritis and mobility issues in Hispanic/Latina women than in Caucasian women.
It suggests that Latinas may experience 37% fewer quality-of-life years as a result.
Doing something enjoyable like dancing is a key to success in increasing your movement. One of the greatest benefits of increased mobility is the decrease in your joint pain.
Gain support for your efforts by including family, friends, and your social network.
You're on your way to solving the puzzle and breaking the cycle. Now you know the importance of movement for Limited Mobility. If you would like to go back to follow choice A, please click here. If you are ready to move forward, let's take a look at the next piece of the puzzle by clicking on Lack of Physical Activity …