10,080 minutes are in a week. What do you do with all those minutes? Sleep, eat, talk, work, listen, shop, drive…exercise? Exercise doesn’t always appear 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 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, do we not? Even your Sitka chiropractor needs to do that! Time goes by so fast for all of us, including time for your Sitka chiropractic physician at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. Your Sitka chiropractic physician at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka encourages Sitka chiropractic patients to continue doing their exercise routines even when their Sitka back pain is not so bad.
Benefits of Exercise
People sleep better, are happier and less depressed when they exercise. (1,2) Sitka chiropractic patients do, too! Hearts and minds are healthier when their owners exercise. (3,4) Just take a walk down your Sitka street, and see how much clearer you think and better you feel with your heart pumping. 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) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka 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 significant for Sitka back pain sufferers especially for Sitka post-back surgery patients who still experience back pain. Post-surgical patients who exercise 150 minutes a week show a remarkable decrease 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 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? Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka knows our Sitka chiropractic patients can schedule 2.5 hours a week for their back’s sake. It's part of the whole Sitka treatment plan of chiropractic care.
Exercise in advance of surgery. Exercise following surgery. Exercise for life. Exercise for health. Schedule your Sitka chiropractic visit today. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is prepared to help you set up an exercise routine just for you, one you will be able to fit into your Sitka lifestyle, one that you’ll be ready to put time on your calendar to do.