Ready to Feel Better and Walk More? Try Chiropractic
By Sandy Schroeder
Sometimes good things are so basic that we overlook them. Walking may be one of those simple, very flexible things that you do every day to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and cut your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Chiropractic may be another resource to put in your health portfolio. The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community helps people of all ages relieve pain, get stronger and move more.
Stop by to get to know your chiropractor and talk about daily routines, any aches or pain, and health history. Your chiropractor will assess your health and explain how improved spinal health can improve your overall health. A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may ease pain and generate a sense of wellness. Benefits are unique to the individual. You may feel less stressed, sleep better, have improved digestion or metabolism, or more energy.
As you consider the benefits, weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may be the way to maintain them and feel even better with more walking and less sitting at home and at work.
Here are a few reminders from Consumer Reports about the merits of walking, in case you are lagging a little.
Lowest injury rates - The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee's scientific report said "Walking is the most popular aerobic activity and has one of the lowest injury rates of any form of exercise."
Stay active and live longer - Robert Sallis, MD, Kaiser Permanente family physician, says multiple studies show walking can improve overall health, add years and keep the body functional. (A senior co-worker and friend of mine lived by the beach and walked every day; she lived into her 90s.)
15,000 steps lowers the BMI - A recent study from the University of Warwick, published in the International Journal of Obesity found participants who took 15,000 steps daily were more likely to have a normal body mass index (BMI).
Reduce diabetes risk - the National Walkers' Health Study found walkers had a 12 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes as they lowered their fasting blood sugar levels.
Get a grip on cholesterol and blood pressure - Research found walkers reduced their blood pressure and cholesterol risk by 7 percent.
Tune up the brain - A 2015 study of senior walkers in Japan found 12 weeks of daily walking significantly improved their attention span and active memory, compared with participants who just did their normal routines without walking.
Whenever you are ready to feel better, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community. Affordable personal healthcare plans and packages eliminate the hassle of insurance. Weekend and evening hours make visits simple. No appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Jose, Calif.