10,080 minutes are in a week. What do you do with all that time? Sleep, eat, talk, work, listen, shop, drive…exercise? Isn’t exercise number one on your list?! It is recommended that all of us 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’s not that much, but we need to schedule it into our busy lives, don’t we? Even your Richmond chiropractor needs to do that! Time goes by so fast for everyone, including time for your Richmond chiropractic physician at Johnson Chiropractic. Your Richmond chiropractic physician at Johnson Chiropractic encourages Richmond 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) Richmond chiropractic patients benefit like this, too! Hearts and minds are healthier when their owners exercise. (3,4) Just take a walk down your Richmond 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 increase due to heart workouts with aerobic exercise. (3) Johnson Chiropractic 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 crucial for Richmond back pain sufferers especially for Richmond post-back surgery patients who still experience back pain. Post-surgical patients who exercise 150 minutes a week show a significant reduction 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 vulnerable 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 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? Johnson Chiropractic knows our Richmond chiropractic patients can arrange 2.5 hours a week for their back’s sake. It's part of the whole Richmond treatment plan of chiropractic care.
Exercise before surgery. Exercise following surgery. Exercise for life. Exercise for health. Schedule your Richmond chiropractic visit today. Johnson Chiropractic is ready to help you set up an exercise routine just for you, one your Richmond lifestyle can manage, one that you’ll be able to put time on your calendar to do.