The Popular “Prescription” is Exercise!


By Carrie McKewan, A2 Physical Therapy fitness ambassador

We know physical activity goes hand in hand with good health. Studies show people generally live longer and healthier lives when they are active. Even 30 minutes of moderate walking five days a week can provide incredible health benefits.

And guess what? Doctors are starting to finally “prescribe” exercise to their patients. Because eating well, getting plenty of sleep, and exercise are the three main pillars to your best health and so much better than popping a pill if you don’t need to.

The trainers at A2 Physical Therapy can help you become more active, whether you are starting from couch potato status or want to shave minutes off your running time — everyone is welcome, and everyone can benefit from moving more.

It’s true that exercise and activity may replace or reduce the need for some medications. Physical activity can reduce depression, anxiety, improve sleep, and increase brain function. It also can decrease the risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and much more.

Just imagine if there was a pill that could do all the things that exercise can do for your body. Good thing you don’t have to wait for that to be discovered — you already have everything you need to take control of your health.

So, if your doctor prescribes you to get moving more, look to the pros at A2 help you find workouts that are safe and sustainable so you can do it for the rest of your (longer) life!

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"Working with Kristi has been an amazing and rewarding experience. I started with the goal to lose weight and gain strength and after a few months she has helped me to understand what it means to live a healthy and well-rounded life. She not only provides motivation in the gym, but she is a great support system emotionally. She knows her stuff when it relates to exercises and the body. I appreciate how she brings variety to our workouts while also keeping us safe. If I could I would workout with Kristi multiple times per week."

− Sammy

"I am impressed with the personnel that worked with me during this process for my back. Danny, Shelby, & Jackie are very knowledgeable, and available for all of the questions I brought up. I appreciated the constant evaluation of my progress during the six week process. I truly enjoyed their company as well. It isn't like going to a normal doctor's office. It was a very personal experience. Best yest is that the therapy worked very well. I am very pleased with the results. My pain is almost non-existent. Thank you very much."

− Tom

"A2 Physical Therapy is very professional. What I liked the most is that they are very thorough with their assessments and personalizing exercises/treatment according to my pain/limitations/injuries. I really do feel stronger and feel confident to get even stronger! Everyone has a super positive attitude which helps with motivation. Thank You!"

− A. Mun