10,080 minutes are in a week. What do you do with all those minutes? Sleep, eat, talk, work, listen, shop, drive…exercise? Is exercise number one on your list?! It’s 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.
That doesn’t seem like much, but we need to schedule it into our busy lives, do we not? Even your Colorado Springs chiropractor needs to do that! Time goes by so fast for all of us, including time for your Colorado Springs chiropractic physician at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. Your Colorado Springs chiropractic physician at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR encourages Colorado Springs chiropractic patients to continue doing their exercise routines even when they are feeling better and their back pain is better.
Benefits of Exercise
People sleep better, are happier and less depressed when they exercise. (1,2) Colorado Springs chiropractic patients benefit like this, too! Hearts and minds are healthier when their owners exercise. (3,4) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR challenges you to get out and try a walk! See how much clearer you think and healthier you feel with your heart pumping. Exercise slows memory loss. (4) Exercise decreases depressive symptoms. (2) Blood pressure falls. (5) Life span may even increase due to heart workouts with aerobic exercise. (3) What do you think of all these possibilities? The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR encourages you to see the positives!
Exercise is life-giving. Exercise is life-supporting. Exercise is all that for normal spine folks but even more significant for Colorado Springs back pain sufferers particularly for Colorado Springs post-back surgery patients who still have back pain. Post-surgical patients who exercise 150 minutes a week show a remarkable reduction in pain and reoperation rate reports 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 a week exercise expenditure and left them open 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 leaving them open to degenerative diagnoses, subsequent spine surgery, and more postoperative back pain. (6) 150 minutes a week doesn’t sound like much anymore, does it? The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR knows our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients can schedule 2.5 hours a week for their back’s sake. It's part of the whole Colorado Springs treatment plan of chiropractic care.
Exercise before surgery. Exercise after surgery. Exercise for life. Exercise for health. Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic visit today. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is ready to see just how easy it may be to figure out just for you, one your Colorado Springs lifestyle can manage, one that you’ll be able to put time on your calendar to do.
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