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Inactivity Can Quickly Impact Your Health

By Sandy Schroeder

What would happen if you were completely inactive for two weeks? Researchers say you would not like the impact on your health, according to doctors Mehmeh Oz and Mike Roizen.

Looking at What Happens

Researchers tracked a group of 30-year-old men and women who regularly walked 10,000 steps daily. They asked them to be completely inactive for 14 days. In that brief amount of time the participants experienced decreased cardiovascular functioning, insulin sensitivity and cardiorespiratory fitness. They also added fat to the body and the liver and increased the size of their waists.

Fortunately, the downturn was not permanent. The participants were able to regain original fitness levels within two weeks by returning to their normal workout schedules.

What happens if you run into an extended period of inactivity? That's a question that we all need to pay attention to.  If surgery, injuries, extended illness, or cold weather keep you from being active, it's important to start an indoor exercise routine with a treadmill or stationary bike, get back to the gym, or start available community exercise classes.

The longer you wait the harder the rebound back to health and fitness can be, but chiropractic support may help you get a grip and get going again.

How Your Chiropractor Can Help

The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you staffs a wellness center with doctors of chiropractic who help all sorts of people find solutions for health, wellness and pain. Your chiropractor will assess your situation and review your health history when you come in.

You will learn how improved spinal health can play out in better overall health. The spine keeps us mobile and the central nervous system inside supplies our brain-to-body communication.

A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may ease aches and pain and create a fresh sense of well-being. You may sleep better, feel less stressed, or have more energy. Benefits are unique to each person. As you evaluate yours, weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may be the ideal platform to help you get active and stay active. As your wellness coach, your chiropractor may team up with your doctor to create the best regular fitness plan.

More Tips for Getting Back in the Game

Make the effort and take it seriously.

  • Buy supportive walking shoes
  • Establish a time to walk every day
  • Get a walking or workout buddy
  • Schedule exercise throughout your day
  • Start 15 minutes earlier every day to exercise
  • Add 15 minutes of wind-down yoga to the end of your day

Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to find out more about the affordable personal healthcare plan that eliminates the hassle of insurance. No appointments are needed and clinics are open evenings and weekends.

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

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