Hypokinetic Diseases and Your Health-Newsletter #2

by Marc on March 24, 2009

Bi-weekly Newsletter: Issue #2

Hypokinetic Diseases
and Your Health

We’ve all heard the phrases couch potato, stick in the mud, slug, turtle, sloth, and beached whale.  All these names have been used to refer to someone who is lazy or not motivated and just doesn’t move around much. Sound familiar? In the US, 40% of the population gets no physical activity during their day. Now, this isn’t everyone, but this is a large part of the population.  We can see that it is a large part of the population because the Obesity epidemic has been rising every year.
Over the years, we have become more and more lazy as a society and technology is helping us with that.  Things as simple as a garage door opener; rather than getting out of our car to open the garage door, we push a button. The remote control, we no longer have to get up and turn the channel. Electric windows in our cars rather than the old fashion crank we used to use. Elevators and escalators were placed for your convenience so you don’t have to climb the stairs. Fast food is on every corner making the choice easy when we’ve worked all day long and need some fast fuel to keep us going. All these things have slowly cut out the calories that we burn in an average day, causing a decrease in activity across the nation.

This is where we start to see Hypokinetic diseases showing up in life. A Hypokinetic disease is due to inactivity or very low amounts of movement and exercise during the day.  Hypo- meaning low, kinetic- meaning motion or movement, meaning low movement. They are health problem that are brought on by having a lack of activity in your life, or just not getting the needed amount of exercise during your day. Diseases such as high cholesterol, obesity, high blood pressure, type II diabetes, osteoporosis, joint disorders, low back problems and blood vessel disease which can also cause a stroke.  These are only a few of the problems that arise when we don’t exercise on a regular basis.

Start a new hobby such as kayaking, geochaching, mountaineering, disc golf, or ultimate Frisbee. You might even have to go out of your way and buy a Wii Fit, coach a soccer game, or find the farthest bathroom from your desk.

Here are some simple solutions that can increase your daily movement:

  1. Take the stairs instead of the elevator/escalator.
  2. Park far away from the store rather than trying to find the closest spot.
  3. Take your family on a walk after dinner or during the day.
  4. Go window shopping at the mall.
  5. Walk to simple places that are close, like a friends house or the grocery store, you will also save on gas money!
  6. Work in the yard or flower bed during the weekend.
  7. Take that poor dog for a walk that hasn’t seen pavement in weeks!
  8. Look for ways to include your friends and family in your new found activities.

Our Ultimate Goals Are

The five stages of fitness:

  • Cardiovascular Endurance
  • Muscular Strength
  • Muscular Endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Body Composition

The six stages of Wellness:

  • Physical
  • Psychological
  • Environmental
  • Social
  • Spiritual
  • Emotional
Yours in Health,
Alicia Dominguez
Patient Services Manager
Dr. Thomas A. Santucci D.C

(Intention without action is meaningless)
Things you can do in the Clinic would be staying 15 extra minutes to do a longer rehab exercise routine.
Those 15 minutes would be 45 more minutes during the week for most people.
Talk to the Front Desk; about scheduling a Bio Impedance
Analysis, Metabolic Assessment Form and a blood work panel, including
the consultation for only $195.
The first step in combating your
condition, is to understand your current physical capabilities and

With active and integrative care, we can help you meet
your goals!

Contact Information
Call (408) 261-7767
to schedule a Bio Impedance
Analysis, Metabolic Assessment Form and a blood work panel, including
the consultation, for you or a loved one, for only $195.

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