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 appear in at number one on most people’s lists of favorite things to do with their time. 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 their Colorado Springs back pain is not so bad.
Benefits of Exercise
Exercise makes people happier, less depressed and sleep better. (1,2) Colorado Springs chiropractic patients benefit like this, too! Hearts and minds are healthier when their owners exercise. (3,4) Just take a walk down your Colorado Springs street, and 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) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR sees lots of positives from all of these!
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.