Fit After 50: How to Stay Fit As You Age
At 78 million strong, Baby Boomers are one of the largest and most powerful generations in the United States. They have redefined aging and are more educated, wealthy, and tech savvy than their parents or any generation preceding them.
Yet, as we age, we often lose flexibility, strength, and balance, which makes staying fit after age 50 a challenge, even for the most determined Boomer. Working with a physical therapist can help you address these challenges, optimize movement, and help you achieve and maintain your fitness goals, while at the same time minimizing your risk of injury.
Fittest Baby Boomer Cities
In conjunction with National Physical Therapy Month, and as part of the "Fit After 50" campaign, MoveForwardPT.com and Huff/Post 50 has named the Top 10 Fittest Baby Boomer Cities in America.
What PTs Do
Physical therapists aren't immune to the challenges of staying fit after 50. Watch some 50+ PTs share their experiences and advice:
Our Baby Boomers by the Numbers infographic highlights several ways that physical therapists can help individuals stay fit after 50.
Physical Therapists Help You Stay Fit at 50+
MoveForwardPT.com provides a wide range of resources that Baby Boomers can utilize to stay fit and learn the benefits of working with a physical therapist to maintain mobility.
Symptoms and Conditions Guides
An alphabetical reference to how physical therapists help with a variety of health conditions.
Health and Prevention Tips
Includes resources on fitness across the lifespan, workplace wellness, running tips, and more.
Move Forward Radio
Unique programming with physical therapists and other health care experts discussing topics of interest to Baby Boomers and others. Download episodes via iTunes!
A collection of more than 50 videos demonstrating how physical therapists help prevent and manage a variety of health conditions.
Fit After 50 APTA Member Challenge
Congratulations to Patsy Shropshire, PT, Paul Sullivan, PT, MHS, Cert. MDT, and Bill Case, PT, SCS, who were the top 3 finishers in our Fit After 50 APTA Member Challenge.
Why Physical Therapy?
As experts in restoring and improving motion in people's lives, physical therapists help you achieve results, in many cases without expensive surgery or the side effects associated with long-term use of prescription medications. Learn more and find a physical therapist near you.