Sunday, August 18, 2013

Charlie Manual needs Physical Therapy....Three reasons for him to go!

Just read the story of Charlie.  After all these years, we may have taken for granted the sacrifices this man put forth to manage baseball.

I read that he was already in the park when most the executives were coming in at 9 or 10 in the morning, I read that he often left hours after the night games (guessing that's about midnight).

Combine that with the long days on long road trips, for up to 9 months a year, eating out on most days, trying to motivate his team to perform at a high level, keeping them healthy, keeping them focused, all takes a physical toll on the man at the top.

Three reasons why Charlie would do well with a dose of Physical Therapy!

1.  Charlie, the past 9 years, have you suffered w/ lack of sleep ??

We are told a man over the age of 65 generally needs 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night.  Research demonstrates a lack of sleep is directly proportional to:

  • Body Mass Index increases – creates a greater likelihood of obesity
  • Diabetes and heart problems:  He is more at risk with poor sleep habits
  • More likelihood for depression and substance abuse is well documented with poor sleepers
  • Poor attention abilities and poor memory span is noted in the research

2.  Charlie, over the past 9 years, have you gotten your exercise in? 

Lack of exercise leads to a host of medical problems that could arise. Weigh problems take a hefty toll on the body and mind, and a healthy weight sets the tone for smooth and efficient utilization of bones, muscles, brain, heart, lungs, and the soft tissues to perform.  Significant evidence is available to demonstrate the postive effiects of weight training with older adults, including improved functional performance and less joint pain. 

3.  Charlie, do your joints ache?
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people around the world. Often called wear-and-tear arthritis, osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time.  While osteoarthritis can damage any joint in your body, the disorder most commonly affects joints in your hands, neck, lower back, knees and hips.  Osteoarthritis gradually worsens with time, and no cure exists. But osteoarthritis treatments can slow the progression of the disease, relieve pain and improve joint function.  This include joint conservation exercises.

Charlie, do yourself a favor, ..Go see a Physical Therapist today!

You Deserve it!