Five-Minute Walking Spurts Could Fix Your Day
By Sandy Schroeder
Most of us are well aware that we sit too much, mostly at work. Walking before or after work helps, but it may get lost in busy schedules.
But now researchers are saying all we need are five-minute walks scattered through the workday to cut fatigue and spark energy.
“Even a little bit of activity, spread throughout the day, is a practical, easy way to improve well-being,” according to Jack Groppel of Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute.
Walk 5 Minutes Each Hour
Groppel suggests doing five minutes of walking during each hour you work. Keep it simple. Walk along a hall, circle your office or do the stairs. Or just walk in place for five minutes.
Research showed these walks invigorated without interfering with focus or productivity. They also helped workers stay energetic, avoiding mid-afternoon slumps.
If short walking spurts sound like a way to improve your day, you might want to look further for more direction at your local chiropractor’s office. Wellness is an everyday matter in today’s chiropractic world.
Your chiropractor may be just the wellness coach you need to help you meet new goals and solve ongoing pain. See if these sound familiar.
- Ready to expand and upgrade outdoor activities?
- Need some good ways to siphon off stress?
- Wish your aching back would just go away?
- Tired of nagging headaches or stiff necks?
- Want to rethink your work and play schedule?
This is just a sampling of the health and wellness issues that come up every day at The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your area. When you stop by you will find a team of licensed chiropractors, who help everyone from teens to seniors.
When you come in, your chiropractor will explain spinal health. The spine houses the delicate nervous system that coordinates and controls everything we do. Keeping it in good shape can begin with a spinal adjustment to fix any dysfunctions. Spinal adjustments may bring you pain relief for areas such as the back, neck, sciatic nerve, or other joints. Many individuals also notice new energy, less stress, or more mental clarity.
Evaluating your results could lead to weekly 15-minute adjustment sessions. Many individuals also use these visits to work on wellness targets as they upgrade workouts, siphon off stress, or rethink work schedules.
Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to get started. An affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance. Weekend and evening hours are available, and no appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.