Our five favorite exercises to start toward a better you

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To get you started on a healthier journey, we’re offering access to five of our favorite dynamic exercises that require only a TheraBand, your own body weight and a ball, and can all be performed at home—no matter your age or fitness level.

By Bill Bedford, PT, DPT, CIDN; Ferrell-Whited Physical Therapy Services and Bedford Fitness

“Be Active…Be Healthy…Be You” is the slogan at our clinic, where the “you” is just as important as the active and healthy part. You are the only one who can make the decision to better yourself, whether improving that annoying pain or a chronic injury, losing weight, or enhancing strength, muscle tone or endurance. Once you have made that decision to better yourself, professional guidance and accountability will be your ally and cheerleader to help you reach your goals.

At Ferrell-Whited/Bedford Fitness, we can be that resource. With help from our doctor of physical therapy, certified medical exercise specialist personal trainer, and licensed massage therapist, we can keep you on track to meet your health goals.

Also, depending on your insurance company, personal training sessions may be covered by some insurance plans through your Health Savings Account, because our trainer is a certified medical exercise specialist.

To get you started on a healthier journey, we’re offering access to five of our favorite dynamic exercises that require only a TheraBand, your own body weight and a ball, and can all be performed at home—no matter your age or fitness level. These exercises can be modified by the resistance level of your band (generally light colors are less resistance and darks are more challenging).

The link to videos of the exercises where you can follow along is BedfordPTFit.com/top5exercises.html.

For more specific professional advice, contact us so we can work with you to reach your goals.

Call 440-973-4950 for an appointment, or visit BedfordPTFit.com. Ferrell-Whited Physical Therapy Services and Bedford Fitness are located at 2 Berea Commons, Suite 10, in Berea.