10,080 minutes are in a week. What do you do with all those minutes? Sleep, eat, talk, work, listen, shop, drive…exercise? Exercise does not usually come in at number one on most people’s lists of favorite things to do with their time. It is recommended that we all 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, don’t we? Even your St. Francisville chiropractor needs to do that! Time goes by so fast for all of us, including time for your St. Francisville chiropractic physician at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville. Your St. Francisville chiropractic physician at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville encourages St. Francisville 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) St. Francisville chiropractic patients do, too! Hearts and minds are healthier when their owners exercise. (3,4) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville challenges you to get out and try a walk! See how much clearer you think and better you feel with your heart pumping. Exercise reduce memory loss. (4) Exercise reduces depressive symptoms. (2) Blood pressure falls. (5) Life span may even be increased due to heart workouts with aerobic exercise. (3) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville 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 important for St. Francisville back pain sufferers particularly for St. Francisville post-back surgery patients who still have back pain. Post-surgical patients who exercise 150 minutes a week show a notable decrease 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 vulnerable to a second surgery (called 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 does not sound like much anymore, does it? Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville knows our St. Francisville chiropractic patients can schedule 2.5 hours a week for their back’s sake. It's part of the whole St. Francisville treatment plan of chiropractic care.
Exercise in advance of surgery. Exercise following surgery. Exercise for life. Exercise for health. Schedule your St. Francisville chiropractic visit today. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is ready to help you set up an exercise routine just for you, one you will be able to fit into your St. Francisville lifestyle, one that you’ll be able to put time on your calendar to do.