10,080 minutes are in a week. What do you do with all that time? Sleep, eat, talk, work, listen, shop, drive…exercise? Exercise doesn’t always come in at number one on most people’s lists of favorite things to do with their time. 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.
It’s not that much, but we need to schedule it into our busy lives, do we not? Even your Carrolltown chiropractor needs to do that! Time goes by so fast for all of us, including time for your Carrolltown chiropractic physician at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. Your Carrolltown chiropractic physician at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation encourages Carrolltown chiropractic patients to keep up their exercise routines even when they are feeling better and their back pain is better.
Benefits of Exercise
Exercise allows people to be happier, less depressed and sleep better. (1,2) Carrolltown chiropractic patients do, too! Hearts and minds are healthier when their owners exercise. (3,4) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 decreases depressive symptoms. (2) Blood pressure drops. (5) Life span may even increase due to heart workouts with aerobic exercise. (3) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 Carrolltown back pain sufferers especially for Carrolltown 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 reports a new study of post-surgery back pain patients. In this study the mean age was 57 years old. 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 greater 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? Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation knows our Carrolltown chiropractic patients can arrange 2.5 hours a week for their back’s sake. It's part of the whole Carrolltown treatment plan of chiropractic care.
Exercise before surgery. Exercise after surgery. Exercise for life. Exercise for health. Schedule your Carrolltown chiropractic visit today. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is ready to see just how easy it may be to figure out just for you, one you will be able to fit into your Carrolltown lifestyle, one that you’ll be able to put time into your schedule to do.