Every step counts! Walks are healthy. Walking is effective,
even in small spurts.
It is a growing trend in
McHenry and everywhere else. Walking is free and simple. It’s a physical activity that
most anyone can do. Unfortunately only about 48% of
adults get enough aerobic (activity that makes the heart pumping
harder and blood vessels healthier) physical activity (1), so OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
recommends walking to all of our McHenry chiropractic patients particularly
as they recover from a back pain episode.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES
Physical Activity Guidelines advise only
2 and a half hours a week. (2)
That is manageable! 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 McHenry walk for fun or transportation or exercise. 6 in
10 walk for their aerobic physical activity. Others enjoy ballroom
dancing or gardening. (1) Brisk walking, running, jogging, swimming or biking
are potential endeavors when walking becomes a bit too comfortable,
but walking can
be for low back pain recurrence prevention as well as for cost. They are
calling it WalkBack. (5) Such a great name!
Effectiveness and cost-savings might also be motivators to stick to a walking program.
CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
So if you are looking to add some physical
activity to your life or you are trying to re-gain your
physically active life after an injury, illness or episode of back
pain, just walk (after you check with your McHenry chiropractor
first!). It may well be just what you
are looking for! Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Amanda Harris on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she explains
treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that allowed
a patient to walk again without a cane.
Schedule an appointment with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic today for personalized
advice about incorporating walking into your chiropractic
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