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 we all exercise at least 150 minutes 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.
It is not that much, but we need to schedule it into our busy lives, do we not? Even your Sandy Springs chiropractor needs to do that! Time goes by so quickly for all of us, including time for your Sandy Springs chiropractic physician at Cross Chiropractic Center. Your Sandy Springs chiropractic physician at Cross Chiropractic Center encourages Sandy Springs chiropractic patients to keep up their exercise routines even when they are feeling better and their back pain is better.
Benefits of Exercise
Exercise makes people happier, less depressed and sleep better. (1,2) Sandy Springs chiropractic patients do, too! Hearts and minds are healthier when their owners exercise. (3,4) Just take a walk down your Sandy Springs street, and see how much clearer you think and healthier you feel as your heart pumps more. Exercise slows memory loss. (4) Exercise decreases depressive symptoms. (2) Blood pressure falls. (5) Life span may even be increased due to heart workouts with aerobic exercise. (3) Cross Chiropractic Center 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 Sandy Springs back pain sufferers particularly for Sandy Springs post-back surgery patients who still have 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 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 per week exercise expenditure and left them open to a second surgery (named 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? Cross Chiropractic Center knows our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients can schedule 2.5 hours a week for their back’s sake. It's part of the whole Sandy Springs treatment plan of chiropractic care.
Exercise in advance of surgery. Exercise following surgery. Exercise for life. Exercise for health. Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic visit today. Cross Chiropractic Center is prepared to help you set up an exercise routine just for you, one you will be able to fit into your Sandy Springs lifestyle, one that you’ll be ready to put time into your schedule to do.