Our speakers today were:
Eric has over 20 years of experience as a Physical Therapist and is the co-owner of BE Fit Physical Therapy.  Eric obtained his Bachelor’s in Molecular Biology from Swarthmore College, and later completed his Masters in Physical Therapy at the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Institute of Health Professions. Eric gained extensive orthopedic experience in the Boston area, with a focus on returning the recreational athlete to their favorite activities and maximizing the post-operative recovery process. Eric is an avid biker and also enjoys backpacking, basketball, and snowboarding. Most of all, he enjoys making his wife and two young children smile at their home in Plainfield.
Kevin Stanton
Kevin has 8 years of experience as a Physical Therapist. He graduated summa cum laude from University of Vermont with a B.S. in nutrition and food science. He continued on to obtain his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011. Kevin joined BE Fit in 2018 after working in the lakes region of New Hampshire.  In his free time, Kevin is an endurance sport enthusiast, having completed over a dozen marathon as well as ironman triathlons.  As new residents of the Upper Valley, Kevin and his wife Rachel, are excited to welcome a baby girl in June. 
Both spoke about the benefits of exercise. It is recommended that we get 150 minutes of moderate activity (activity that raises our heart rate) each week.  Two days a week, we should focus on muscle strengthening.  We each need to find out what will work for us and what activities bring us joy.
They encouraged us to review the Move Your Way Web page (Click Here). From the web page:

"Walk. Run. Dance. Play. What's your move?

Everyone needs physical activity to stay healthy. But it can be hard to find the time in your busy routine.

The Move Your Way tools, videos, and fact sheets on this page have tips that make it easier to get a little more active. And small changes can add up to big health benefits!

No matter who you are, you can find safe, fun ways to get active — to move your way"

They reminded us that often it can be easy incorporating exercise into our day.  You can"
  • Sit to stand 10 times each day.
  • Do toe raises while brushing your teeth
  • Do counter push ups.
  • Work on balance by standing on one leg for 20 seconds (at first be near a surface you can use to steady yourself.)
  • Use resistance bands for rowing movements.
Many insurances will let you self refer to Physical Therapy, thought medicare requires a referral from your physician. BE Fit can help you with targeted exercises for a specific body part(s); provide hands on treatments; educate you about a treatment plan you can work on at home; and they have various treatment modalities/machines/techniques to augment other forms of therapy.