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?! Researchers recommend that we all put in at least 150 minutes of exercise a week. (6) That’s only
- 2 and a half hours a week.
- 5 sessions of 30 minutes a week.
- 10 sessions of 15 minutes a week.
That does not seem like much, but we need to schedule it into our busy lives, don’t we? Even your West Des Moines chiropractor needs to do that! Time goes by so fast for all of us, including time for your West Des Moines chiropractic physician at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. Your West Des Moines chiropractic physician at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa encourages West Des Moines chiropractic patients to keep up their exercise routines even when they are feeling better and their back pain is better.
Benefits of Exercise
Exercise allows people to be happier, less depressed and sleep better. (1,2) West Des Moines chiropractic patients benefit like this, too! Hearts and minds are healthier when their owners exercise. (3,4) Just take a walk down your West Des Moines street, and see how much clearer you think and healthier you feel with your heart pumping. Exercise reduce memory loss. (4) Exercise decreases depressive symptoms. (2) Blood pressure falls. (5) Life span may even be increased due to heart workouts with aerobic exercise. (3) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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 important for West Des Moines back pain sufferers especially for West Des Moines 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 vulnerable to a second surgery (named a revision surgery). Only 26% of post back surgery patients met the more 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? Executive Chiropractic of Iowa knows our West Des Moines chiropractic patients can find 2.5 hours a week for their back’s sake. It's part of the whole West Des Moines treatment plan of chiropractic care.
Exercise in advance of surgery. Exercise following surgery. Exercise for life. Exercise for health. Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic visit today. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is prepared to see just how easy it may be to figure out just for you, one your West Des Moines lifestyle can manage, one that you’ll be able to put time on your calendar to do.
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