Cool Ways to Walk Off with Some Great Summer Memories
By Sandy Schroeder
Every summer has its dreams and schemes. Whatever you and your family want to do this summer, putting walking first might make it work better. Daily walkers say the mood and energy boosts are definitely worth the effort.
Researchers are telling us walking is one of the simplest ways to fit in 30 minutes of activity every day, and it is one of the most effective health measures. In addition to boosting mood and maintaining weight, daily walking helps fight heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
See You at The Joint
If you are ready to get moving, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you and talk to your new wellness coach. The Joint’s doctors of chiropractic can help you get fit, protect your health and enjoy wellness every day.
When you come in, your chiropractor will want to hear about your daily routine, current issues with pain, and medical history. Your chiropractor will be focused on spinal health, which often helps determine overall health. The central nervous system that is housed in the spine controls everything that we do from the moment we get up until we nod off at night. When that system of brain-to-body communication works, overall health often thrives.
A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may ease aches and pains and help you sleep better, enjoy more alertness and feel more energetic. Wellness is unique to the individual. Often, weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments become the best choice to enjoy wellness and branch out with new fitness efforts like these.
Power walking - Prime yourself for summer hikes, with early morning power walks that set the mood for the whole day.
Sunrise/sunset hikes - Check around your community for walking groups that do sunrise or sunset hikes in nearby parks, canyon or water areas.
5-minute walks - Break up the day with 5-minute hourly walks. Researchers say you can accumulate as much as 40 minutes per day of walking by simply taking a five-minute walk for each hour that you work.
Walk wherever you are - Walk somewhere everyday with your dog, your family, or your colleagues at work. Walk instead of driving to visit neighbors or do small errands.
Weekend fun - Look for wilderness hikes or photography and science walks for parents and kids in your community. Or invent your own with walks through nearby parks.
Big trips ahead - Think in terms of national parks with waterfalls, redwoods or desert vistas. Then map out the one that works for your family. Be sure to take your sneakers and hiking boots along.
The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you is ready to help you get moving. Stop by and find out about the packages and plans for affordable personal healthcare that eliminates the hassle of insurance. No appointments are needed and weekend and evening hours are available.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Jose, Calif.