Success Stories: Health Issues

activities
Walking and Strength Training
location
Virginia
Bob, age 63

On a snowy day in 2005, I slipped and fell and tore my hamstring. The doctor took one look at my injury and said it was the worst torn hamstring he'd ever seen in his 20 years of practicing medicine. Surgery wasn't an option because of the risk of nerve damage, so I began a series of physical therapy sessions and a new strength training and stretching routine in order to recover. It was a tough road back, but I knew that the only way I was going to get better was through exercise. Now, I've made almost a full recovery, and continue to feel stronger. I try to exercise 5 days a week. I walk with my wife around our neighborhood, walk during my lunch hour, take stairs instead of elevators, and do yard work whenever possible. I can see the long-term benefits of exercise, and I use that as my motivation to stay active.

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