Open Door Celebrates Exercise Is Medicine Month
Ossining, NY – Open Door Family Medical Centers urges individuals and families in Ossining and Port Chester to increase physical activity during May’s Exercise is Medicine Month.Physical inactivity is a fast-growing public health problem and contributes to a variety of chronic diseases and health complications including obesity, diabetes and cancer. Even with all the benefits of physical activity, in the U.S. and many other countries, increased levels of inactivity have created an “inactivity epidemic” which is having a direct impact on health care costs.
The Exercise is Medicine® initiative was designed to offer a piece of the solution to this growing problem. During May, communities throughout the U.S. will hold events that recognize that physical activity and exercise – shown to help prevent and treat more than 40 chronic diseases – should be part of everyone’s health care plan.
For its part, Open Door is offering group exercise classes, including Yoga and Zumba, for patients in Ossining and Port Chester. The classes are designed to encourage movement and promote community. “We also have plans to provide educational workshops on topics such as Fitness 101, and will offer support to patients with chronic conditions or injuries to help them understand that they can still be active in many ways that will not just prolong their lives, but increase their quality of life,” explained Lori-Beth Patsey, Wellness Program Coordinator at Open Door.
For more information about Exercise is Medicine Month and events planned at Open Door sites contact Lori-Beth Patsey at 914-502-1448.
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