10,080 minutes are in a week. What do you do with all that time? Sleep, eat, talk, work, listen, shop, drive…exercise? Exercise does not always come in at number one on most people’s lists of favorite things to do with their time. It’s 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.
It’s not that much, but we need to schedule it into our busy lives, do we not? Even your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor needs to do that! Time goes by so fast for all of us, including time for your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic physician at Spinal Care Clinic. Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic physician at Spinal Care Clinic encourages Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients to continue doing their exercise routines even when their Burlington and Hamilton back pain is not so bad.
Benefits of Exercise
People sleep better, are happier and less depressed when they exercise. (1,2) Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients benefit like this, too! Hearts and minds are healthier when their owners exercise. (3,4) Just take a walk down your Burlington and Hamilton street, and see how much clearer you think and better you feel as your heart pumps more. Exercise slows memory loss. (4) Exercise decreases depressive symptoms. (2) Blood pressure drops. (5) Life span may even be increased due to heart workouts with aerobic exercise. (3) Spinal Care Clinic 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 significant for Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferers especially for Burlington and Hamilton post-back surgery patients who still have back pain. Post-surgical patients who exercise 150 minutes a week show a significant 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 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 vulnerable to a second surgery (named 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 doesn’t sound like much anymore, does it? Spinal Care Clinic knows our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients can schedule 2.5 hours a week for their back’s sake. It's part of the whole Burlington and Hamilton treatment plan of chiropractic care.
Exercise in advance of surgery. Exercise after surgery. Exercise for life. Exercise for health. Schedule your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic visit today. Spinal Care Clinic is ready to see just how easy it may be to figure out just for you, one your Burlington and Hamilton lifestyle can manage, one that you’ll be able to put time into your schedule to do.