How to Enjoy Your Book and Your Health
By Sandy Schroeder
If you are an avid reader, curling up by the fire with a good book can be sublime. But now, a little voice in the back of your head may be insisting on discussing the perils of extended sitting.
At work, most of us have responded to that little voice by choosing standing, or treadmill work stations, or rethinking work patterns with walking meetings and stretching breaks.
To reduce the effects of your reading sitting time, at home or at work, Harvard Health suggests you set a timer for 60 minutes, and then walk around for a few minutes.
When extended sitting is involved in work situations, other health experts have applied this theory with recommended five-minute exercise breaks for each hour spent sitting. I have found that a short break often clears my head and gives me fresh ideas too.
Researchers also say an hour of vigorous physical activity can cancel the effect of an hour sitting and reading. Audiobooks are available too, to download at the library, or purchase; these are great investments because it allows you to upgrade your world view as you listen to your favorite topics and authors while walking on the treadmill, for example.
Maintaining Healthy Lifestyles
Paying attention to sitting/reading time is just one of the many things we can do to keep a healthy focus, as we enjoy life.
Learning more about how cholesterol works, adding a new vegetable and fruit to each weekly shopping list, and finding new ways to step back from a busy world are all worth doing.
Discovering how much chiropractic does, and why it has become such a popular choice, could be another step worth taking.
The goal of chiropractic treatment is to provide pain relief and everyday wellness without addictive prescription medications or the risk and cost of surgery.
In response to the opioid prescription medication crisis, the medical community has selected chiropractic as the “conservative first choice,” according to the American Chiropractic Association.
Finding out more could be as easy as visiting The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Nationwide, The Joint Chiropractic has 370 clinics handling more than 3 million patient visits annually. Everything is simple at The Joint. No appointments are needed. Walk-in visits are welcome, and extened weekend and evening hours are available. An affordable care package eliminates the need for insurance.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.