Southern Indiana Living

NOV-DEC 2018

Southern Indiana Living magazine is the exclusive publication of the region, offering readers a wide range of coverage on the people, places and events that make our area unlike any other. In SIL readers will find beautiful photography, encouraging s

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The leading causes of death in women include heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. Did you know that completing as little as one hour and 15 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic activity or 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity every week can decrease your risk of developing these health conditions? In fact, research has shown that physical activity can reduce risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Other benefits of physical activity include weight control, improved strength of bones and muscles, improved mental health including mood, improved sleep patterns, and even an increased likelihood of living longer. Recent studies have found HCH Rehabilitation 1141 Hospital Drive NW 812-738-7888 improved brain function with physical activity in preadolescents and further research is being completed to determine if it will actually improve brain development. At Harrison County Hospital, our Rehabilitation Department is able to care for you across your lifetime helping you maintain the ability to reach your physical activity goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our rehab team is here to help you recover from injury, stroke, cardiovascular events, surgery, and many other impairments that keep you from reaching your physical activity goals or beginning a physical activity routine. Let our Rehab Department help you find the exercise that works for you! Exercise Across All Ages

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