Exercise Can Make You Smile

By Drew Heideman, MPT, ATC, PES

Exercise Can Make You All Smiles


Obviously, we all exercise for the physical benefits. However, remember it is scientific fact that exercise also releases a chemical called endorphins. These chemicals are the so called feel good chemicals that promote happiness. So work out and smile.

Staying active and keeping your weight under control is so important for your joints.  In orthopedics, exercise can help with nutrition of the joint itself and maintaining muscle strength.  Pool exercises and biking are great forms of low impact exercises to help with the diseases of arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Exercise can make you all smiles.

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Exercise and JOI Rehab

Exercise is Medicine encourages health care providers to include physical activity in treatment plans for patients. EIM is committed to the idea that exercise and physical activity are integral to preventing and treating chronic diseases. Fitness is prescribed in a specific dosage and formulation to each patient diagnosed with an illness. The prescription must be very specific per exercise, modality, intensity, frequency, and duration.


Walking is also a great fitness activity to perform with friends. To burn as many calories as you would when running, you will have to walk for a longer period. To see just how much more you would need to walk than run to get the same results, check out our Fitness Tips!

Walking is a way to stay active when you work at a desk all day. This is especially important during COVID-19.

Walking Is A Great Way To Stay Active

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JOI and JOI Rehab

JOI Physicians continue to offer online new patient appointments. This is another option to make it more convenient to make new patient appointments with less phone hold times. Follow the link below to select your JOI MD and schedule online.

You can still call 904-JOI-2000 to make new patient JOI Physician Appointments if that is your preference.

To make appointments with JOI Rehab, please call 904-858-7045.

By: Drew Heideman, MPT, ATC, PES

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