We observe Veterans Day on November 11th to honor all the men and women who have served in our nation’s military for their patriotism and the sacrifices they made to protect our country. At Resurgens Orthopaedics, we want to support America’s veterans during and after their service. In that spirit, we’d like to encourage veterans to stay active when they come home so they can continue to lead healthy and productive lives after giving so much back to our country.
Staying Active after Military Service
Serving in the military isn’t an easy job. Just getting through basic training requires discipline, physical fitness, and mental toughness. If you’ve served, then you know how much grit and determination it takes to make it through a tour of duty. Unfortunately for many veterans, making the change from a highly structured schedule back to civilian life can be difficult. When making that transition, physical fitness can often fall to the wayside. To us, our veterans are a national treasure and we don’t want to see them succumb to health problems associated with lack of activity.
You probably know what can happen to people who lead a sedentary lifestyle: health problems ranging from obesity, diabetes, and heart disease to joint issues and muscle injuries. There is strong evidence that, when coupled with a healthy diet, sticking to an exercise routine can go a long way towards preventing these health problems. If you're a veteran, you might want to consider talking to a doctor about things you can do to stay active after your service. After giving so much back to your country, think about doing something for your health and your longevity.
Resources for Veterans
If you’re a veteran who’s finding it difficult to maintain an exercise routine after serving, know that you are not alone. There are a number of organizations that have been established to help veterans do everything they need to do to transition to civilian life, so spend some time online to find out more. Your doctor can also be a valuable resource for both civilians and veterans alike, so don’t forget to talk to them during your next visit. If you are experiencing any bone, muscle or joint pain that is making it difficult to exercise, call or schedule an appointment online with one of the physicians at Resurgens Orthopaedics. We appreciate your service to our country and would like to help assist you in your quest to stay active. Happy Veteran’s Day!