Every step counts! Walks are healthy. Walking is effective,
even in small spurts.
Walking as exercise is a growing trend in
Sitka and everywhere else. Walking is free and simple. It’s a physical activity that
most everyone can do. Sadly only about 48% of
adults get enough aerobic (activity that gets the heart pumping
harder and blood vessels healthier) physical activity (1), so Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
recommends walking to all of our Sitka chiropractic patients especially
as they get over a back pain episode.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES
Physical Activity Guidelines advise only
2 and a half hours a week. (2)
That’s so simple! That can be done in smaller chunks like five 30-minute walks or longer
walks with friends instead of coffee chats or dinners out. A walk
while waiting to pick up kids at activities will do it. 145
million adults walk as part of their physical activity plan. Others like some
in Sitka walk for fun or transportation or exercise. 6 out of
10 walk for their aerobic physical activity. Others take ballroom
dancing or gardening. (1) Brisk walking, running, jogging, swimming or biking
are potential activities when walking becomes a bit too comfortable,
but walking might
be for low back pain recurrence prevention as well as for cost. They are
naming it WalkBack. (5) Such a fitting name!
Effectiveness and cost-savings might also be motivators to stick to a walking program.
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
So if you are wanting to add some physical
activity to your life or you are attempting to re-gain your
physically active life after an injury, illness or episode of back
pain, just walk (after you check with your Sitka chiropractor
first!). It will do you good! Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Amanda Harris on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes
treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that permitted
a patient to walk again without a cane.
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka to set up your next appointment for personalized
advice about integrating walking into your chiropractic
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