Therapy Thursday: Be One Of The 9%

Forget about becoming one of the 1%.  The real measure of success is being one of the 9%.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

January 20, 20223 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

 Forget about becoming one of the 1%.  The real measure of success is being one of the 9%.

Studies have shown that only 9% of the public have kept their New Year’s resolution by the end of the year.  So what can you do to increase your chances of success?  The Physical and Occupational Therapy experts at Teton Therapy give their best tips to help you succeed in following your New Year’s resolutions.  Here’s how to dedicate yourself 100% to being a part of the 9%.  

If you’ve resolved to exercise more, but are finding it difficult to get started, Riverton Occupational Therapist and Teton Therapy CEO Jeff McMenamy says “set realistic expectations for frequency of exercise.”

“Start slow and work your way up.  For example:  Tell yourself ‘I will fit in physical activity three days a week,’ rather than ‘I will work out at the gym five times a week for 2 hours,’” 

For Cheyenne Physical Therapist Ben Larsen, success starts with selecting the fitness routine that’s right for you.  Simply, “if you enjoy the exercise program you’re doing, you’re more likely to do it.”

“Choose activities that you like.  Do you enjoy working out with other people?  Do you prefer doing your exercises at home?  Knowing what you like or do not like will greatly improve your ability to make and keep your workout schedule.”

Measurable feedback, by way of objective targets are Riverton Physical Therapist Sarah Flatt’s way of keeping a New Year’s resolution.  “Set small achievable goals that will enable you to achieve your overall end goal.”

“Seeing progress along the way helps with motivation.”

But, for Cheyenne Occupational Therapist Jacqui Vooge, motivation can be as simple as making the right choices: “You’ll never regret a workout, but you’ll regret skipping a workout.”

That motivation is “what I tell myself every morning when I am lying in bed trying to justify staying there!”

     Starting – and sticking to – an exercise plan can be as simple as doing what you like, setting simple goals, and being realistic about your commitment.  And, if you’re motivated to start a new fitness program, let Teton Therapy’s free 30 minute consultation get you started.  We can help you resolve the pain or old injuries that can keep you from being one of the 9%.  Call any of our three locations throughout the state or click on the link below to schedule your free consultation today.

Teton Therapy Cheyenne WYIn Cheyenne,
604 E Carlson Ave, Suite #304
(307) 514-9999Teton Therapy Riverton
In Riverton,
1406 W Main Street
(307) 857-7074

Teton Therapy Lander
In Lander,
425 Lincoln Street
(307) 332-2230

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Annaliese Wiederspahn

State Political Reporter