Resolve to Get in Shape at Any Stage of Life This Year with West Hills Hospital

It is never too early or too late to start taking more control of your health, and one of the best ways to get in better health is with physical activity. If you need a little push to get up and get moving or you want to be sure that you are using the right kinds of activity for your fitness level, West Hills Hospital can help you. Our Center for Fitness and Rehabilitation offers programs for people of all ages and medical backgrounds, so there is no excuse not to get fit this New Year. Here are some general guidelines to follow as you progress through a fitness program with us.

Patient at the physiotherapy

Start small

You might not be able to step out of the front door and run a mile today, but you can probably run to the end of your street or take a light jog around the block. Start with whatever is comfortable for you , and know that you will be able to do more if you keep at it.

Set continuing goals

While it is best to start with small, easily manageable goals for your fitness, you should not stop there. Think in the long-term as well so you have somewhere to go when you meet your initial goals. Once you reach a level of fitness you are happy with, set out to maintain that with a regular exercise routine that will continue to benefit your health.

Check-in along the way

As you get moving, you should speak with your doctor about how your new active lifestyle will affect your health. Continue to see the doctor throughout your journey to better fitness so that you can see your health improving and be sure that you are still exercising safely for your current state of health.

Whether you are nine or ninety years old, West Hills Hospital & Medical Center is here to guide you toward better fitness. Learn more about our fitness programs and other preventive health education services by visiting our website or connecting with our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (818) 676-4000.

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