Ever heard of the saying, ‘You are what you eat’?
Studies have found that our diets are major contributors to the development of medical conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
‘In 2010, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicted that, at the current rate of diagnosis, 33% of Americans will be diabetes sufferers by 2050′.
Obesity, another health epidemic is also rising amongst our populations due to increased access to the Western Diet.
The Western Diet has become one of comfort and ease in many countries; including processed foods, grains, fizzy drinks and high sugar content.
This poor diet and lack of exercise in many populations is resulting in health issues as well as affecting peoples physical conditioning.
That’s where Physiotherapy comes in!
Increased weight gain can invariably lead to widespread pain, affecting major joints (back, knees, hips). It can also result in significant muscle imbalance and overall weakness.
Your Physiotherapist may advocate the Paleo Diet; made up form naturally sourced products including fresh fruit, vegetables and lean meats. An easy way to ensure you’re getting your dose of vitamins, minerals and protein.
At Jonathan Clark Physiotherapy, our therapists can devise specific exercise plans to help you target and strengthen your joints and muscles. Book your appointment now at: https://jonathanclarkphysiotherapy.com/