10,080 minutes are in a week. What do you do with all those minutes? Sleep, eat, talk, work, listen, shop, drive…exercise? Exercise doesn’t always appear 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 Severna Park chiropractor needs to do that! Time goes by so quickly for everyone, including time for your Severna Park chiropractic physician at Back And Neck Care Center. Your Severna Park chiropractic physician at Back And Neck Care Center encourages Severna Park chiropractic patients to continue doing their exercise routines even when their Severna Park back pain is not so bad.
Benefits of Exercise
Exercise allows people to be happier, less depressed and sleep better. (1,2) Severna Park chiropractic patients do, too! Hearts and minds are healthier when their owners exercise. (3,4) Back And Neck Care Center challenges you to get out and try a walk! See how much clearer you think and healthier you feel as your heart pumps more. Exercise slows memory loss. (4) Exercise reduces depressive symptoms. (2) Blood pressure falls. (5) Life span may even increase due to heart workouts with aerobic exercise. (3) Back And Neck Care Center 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 important for Severna Park back pain sufferers particularly for Severna Park post-back surgery patients who still experience 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 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 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 does not sound like much anymore, does it? Back And Neck Care Center knows our Severna Park chiropractic patients can find 2.5 hours a week for their back’s sake. It's part of the whole Severna Park treatment plan of chiropractic care.
Exercise before surgery. Exercise following surgery. Exercise for life. Exercise for health. Schedule your Severna Park chiropractic visit today. Back And Neck Care Center is prepared to help you set up an exercise routine just for you, one you will be able to fit into your Severna Park lifestyle, one that you’ll be ready to put time into your schedule to do.