5 Reasons to Exercise

By Debra Rodzinak

When most people think of exercise, they imagine hours of sweating and pain.  However, research has found that any amount of exercise is helpful.  Experts recommend an hour of exercise per day, but it can be accomplished in smaller chunks throughout the day.  From walking to gardening to housework, the benefits of exercise are becoming more and more prevalent.

Heart Disease

Strong heart muscles, lower blood pressure, higher HDL cholesterol, lower LDL cholesterol, and enhanced blood flow are just a few of the heart benefits of exercise.  A stronger heart lowers the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.

Stroke

Lower the risk of stroke by becoming more active.  Researchers have found that even moderate activity lowers the risk of stroke by 20 percent over those who do not exercise.

Type II Diabetes

With over 17 million Americans now diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, exercise leads to weight loss which can lower the diabetes risk.  Lowering weight can lower cholesterol, increase insulin sensitivity, and improve overall blood sugar levels.  A brisk one-hour walk every day can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by 34 percent.

Obesity

Obesity leads to a plethora of health problems.  Reducing overall body fat and increasing the amount of muscle mass can help the body burn calories more effectively.  To lose weight effectively, cut calories and increase exercise.  A lower body mass reduces the risk of early death and leads to a healthier life.

Back Pain

A strong back and abdomen leads to better posture.  The best defense against recurring back pain is an overall stronger core.  This, combined with a properly aligned spine, can reduce or eliminate back pain. 

If you are currently suffering with back pain due to a lack of exercise, drop by The Joint Chiropractic to discuss the many different treatment options that will bring relief to your aching back.  By working with patients, the expert chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic develop a treatment plan that puts the patient in charge.

With over 370 locations nationwide, finding a location near you is quick and easy.  Pain relief is a short trip away with The Joint Chiropractic.  With no pesky insurance forms to fill out or appointment times to remember, finding a path to overall better health and wellness is just a walk-in away.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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