10,080 minutes are in a week. What do you do with all those minutes? Sleep, eat, talk, work, listen, shop, drive…exercise? Exercise does not usually come in at number one on most people’s lists of favorite things to do with their time. It is recommended that we all exercise at least 150 minutes a week. (6) That’s just
- 2 and a half hours a week.
- 5 sessions of 30 minutes a week.
- 10 sessions of 15 minutes a week.
It’s not that much, but we need to schedule it into our busy lives, don’t we? Even your Chicago chiropractor needs to do that! Time goes by so quickly for all of us, including time for your Chicago chiropractic physician at Chiropractic Care. Your Chicago chiropractic physician at Chiropractic Care encourages Chicago chiropractic patients to continue doing their exercise routines even when their Chicago back pain is not so bad.
Benefits of Exercise
Exercise allows people to be happier, less depressed and sleep better. (1,2) Chicago chiropractic patients do, too! Hearts and minds are healthier when their owners exercise. (3,4) Chiropractic Care challenges you to get out and try a walk! See how much clearer you think and healthier you feel as your heart pumps more. Exercise slows memory loss. (4) Exercise decreases depressive symptoms. (2) Blood pressure drops. (5) Life span may even increase due to heart workouts with aerobic exercise. (3) Chiropractic Care sees lots of advantages from all of these!
Exercise is life-giving. Exercise is life-supporting. Exercise is all that for normal spine folks but even more crucial for Chicago back pain sufferers particularly for Chicago post-back surgery patients who still have back pain. Post-surgical patients who exercise 150 minutes a week show a significant reduction in pain and reoperation rate states a new study of post-surgery back pain patients. In this study the mean age was 57 years old. 80% of them had degenerative diagnoses. 63% had gone through a multilevel back surgery. Only 35% of them met the greater than 1400 kcal per week exercise expenditure and left them vulnerable to a second surgery (called a revision surgery). Only 26% of post back surgery patients met the greater than 150 minutes a week of exercise opening them to the risk of degenerative diagnoses, subsequent spine surgery, and more postoperative back pain. (6) 150 minutes a week doesn’t sound like much anymore, does it? Chiropractic Care knows our Chicago chiropractic patients can find 2.5 hours a week for their back’s sake. It's part of the whole Chicago treatment plan of chiropractic care.
Exercise before surgery. Exercise after surgery. Exercise for life. Exercise for health. Schedule your Chicago chiropractic visit today. Chiropractic Care is prepared to see just how easy it may be to figure out just for you, one your Chicago lifestyle can manage, one that you’ll be ready to put time on your calendar to do.