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What a Walking Prescription and Chiropractic Can Do

By Sandy Schroeder

We are all looking for that next step forward to improve our health and energize our daily schedule, but it may be as simple as seeing the chiropractor and walking more.

Harvard Health summed up walking recently by saying, "It is the closest thing that we have to a wonder drug." That's why your doctor may be including a prescription for walking in your next checkup. At the same time, you may want to enlist the best overall support by seeing your chiropractor.

Getting Chiropractic Support

More and more people are turning to their chiropractors to provide ongoing health and wellness support. The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you staffs a wellness center that provides natural drug-free solutions for pain, and focused answers for health and wellness.

When you come in, your chiropractor will ask about aches and pains and review your health history. The goal will be to improve spinal health to upgrade overall health. When the spine works well, overall health often thrives too.

Gentle targeted spinal adjustments may ease any aches and pains that you have and provide an overall sense of wellness with more energy, better sleep or clearer thinking. Benefits are unique to each individual. As you assess yours, weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may be the best way to move forward with a new walking prescription.

Prescription: Walk More

Doctors have told us walking helps us lose weight, boost memory, fight diseases such as heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol, but now they see more benefits.

Walking reduces urges for sweets - British researchers say a 15-minute walk can cut your craving for chocolate and other sugary favorites.

Walking fights weight-inducing genes - Harvard researchers found individuals who walked briskly for 30 minutes a day cut the power of obesity-boosting genes by 50 percent.

Walking lubricates the joints - Walking five to six miles a week can ease joint pain, or even prevent it for people on the verge of arthritis. Knees and hips work a lot better when you are out there moving every day.

Walking builds immunity response - Studies have shown people who walked 20 minutes a day, five days a week, were 43 percent less likely to be sick than the ones who walked once a week or less.

Walking lowers breast cancer risk - Women who walk seven or more hours a week lower risk of breast cancer by 14 percent.

When you are ready to improve your health, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. No reservations are needed and affordable personal healthcare plans eliminate the hassle of insurance. 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.

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