Research Shows Surprising New Health Results Thanks to Regular Walking Routines


Harvard Health Letter tells us walking may be nature’s answer to wonder drugs, as they produce study results that will probably motivate all of us to be out there walking on a regular basis.

Check the Benefits

The researchers tell us walking briskly for about an hour a day can cut the effect of obesity promoting genes in half.

Walking for two and a half hours a week, or just 21 minutes a day can cut your heart disease risk by 30 percent, and reduce the risk of diabetes and cancer. It can also lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol and keep the brain sharp.

Walking seven or more hours per week has been shown by researchers to reduce the risk of breast cancer by 14 percent.

Walking five to six miles a week can help prevent arthritis from forming. Walking reduces arthritis related pain and protects the knees and hips by lubricating them and strengthening the muscles that support them.

Finally Harvard Health tells us walking at least 20 minutes a day, five days a week has resulted in 43 percent fewer sick days for study groups of men and women than those who just exercised once a week. Studies were done on a 1,000 individuals during cold and flu season.

As you consider walking more, you might also visit your local chiropractor and find out what other natural wellness programs are out there.

Visiting the Chiropractor

Chiropractors are the highest-rated healthcare practitioners for chronic pain treatments with their patient-centered, whole-person, drug free approach.

They believe wellness and routine chiropractic care should be as basic to our lives as healthy diets and daily exercise.

They offer the purest form of chiropractic care, providing full spinal adjustments using the diversified technique to check for subluxations, which are misalignments of the spine.

Subluxations are misalignments of one or more vertebrae in the spine and/or joints. When the misalignment is corrected it may have far reaching effects on back, neck and sciatica pain.

As a wellness clinic the chiropractic focus is on daily stresses, aches and pain without use of medications or surgery. It may also help with allergies, TMJ, arthritis, headaches and migraines.

If this direct focus on chiropractic wellness sounds just as great to you as it does to majority of the people in the U.S., make an appointment and find out more.


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