10,080 minutes are in a week. What do you do with all that time? Sleep, eat, talk, work, listen, shop, drive…exercise? Exercise doesn’t 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 put in at least 150 minutes of exercise 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 does not seem like much, but we need to schedule it into our busy lives, do we not? Even your Preston chiropractor needs to do that! Time goes by so fast for all of us, including time for your Preston chiropractic physician at Chiropractic Associates. Your Preston chiropractic physician at Chiropractic Associates encourages Preston chiropractic patients to continue doing their exercise routines even when their Preston back pain is not so bad.
Benefits of Exercise
People sleep better, are happier and less depressed when they exercise. (1,2) Preston chiropractic patients do, too! Hearts and minds are healthier when their owners exercise. (3,4) Just take a walk down your Preston street, and see how much clearer you think and healthier you feel with your heart pumping. Exercise slows memory loss. (4) Exercise reduces depressive symptoms. (2) Blood pressure falls. (5) Life span may even expand due to heart workouts with aerobic exercise. (3) What do you think of all these possibilities? Chiropractic Associates 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 crucial for Preston back pain sufferers particularly for Preston post-back surgery patients who still experience back pain. Post-surgical patients who exercise 150 minutes a week show a remarkable 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 open to a second surgery (called a revision surgery). Only 26% of post back surgery patients met the more 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 does not sound like much anymore, does it? Chiropractic Associates knows our Preston chiropractic patients can schedule 2.5 hours a week for their back’s sake. It's part of the whole Preston treatment plan of chiropractic care.
Exercise in advance of surgery. Exercise following surgery. Exercise for life. Exercise for health. Schedule your Preston chiropractic visit today. Chiropractic Associates is ready to see just how easy it may be to figure out just for you, one your Preston lifestyle can manage, one that you’ll be ready to put time into your schedule to do.