10,080 minutes are in a week. What do you do with all that time? Sleep, eat, talk, work, listen, shop, drive…exercise? Is exercise number one on your list?! Researchers recommend that all of us 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 McHenry chiropractor needs to do that! Time goes by so quickly for all of us, including time for your McHenry chiropractic physician at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic. Your McHenry chiropractic physician at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic encourages McHenry chiropractic patients to continue doing their exercise routines even when their McHenry back pain is not so bad.
Benefits of Exercise
People sleep better, are happier and less depressed when they exercise. (1,2) McHenry chiropractic patients do, too! Hearts and minds are healthier when their owners exercise. (3,4) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic challenges you to get out and try a walk! See how much clearer you think and better you feel as your heart pumps more. Exercise reduce memory loss. (4) Exercise reduces depressive symptoms. (2) Blood pressure drops. (5) Life span may even increase due to heart workouts with aerobic exercise. (3) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic 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 crucial for McHenry back pain sufferers particularly for McHenry post-back surgery patients who still have back pain. Post-surgical patients who exercise 150 minutes a week show a notable 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 of age. 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 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? OrthoIllinois Chiropractic knows our McHenry chiropractic patients can arrange 2.5 hours a week for their back’s sake. It's part of the whole McHenry treatment plan of chiropractic care.
Exercise before surgery. Exercise following surgery. Exercise for life. Exercise for health. Schedule your McHenry chiropractic visit today. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is prepared to see just how easy it may be to figure out just for you, one you will be able to fit into your McHenry lifestyle, one that you’ll be ready to put time on your calendar to do.
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