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Chiropractic and Outdoor Time Double Health Boosts

By Sandy Schroeder

As the summer rolls ahead, most of us would like to upgrade our health before fall sets in again. If you can relate, choosing chiropractic and spending time outside may be wise choices.

Chiropractic Upgrades

Giving your health a natural boost is easy at The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. The Joint Chiropractic's doctors staff a wellness clinic that eases pain and expands wellness with drug-free solutions.

Focusing on spinal health, your chiropractor uses a gentle targeted spinal adjustment to improve your health. You may feel pain relief and an overall sense of well-being with more energy, better sleep and improved energy. Many people say it is like turning the page as they use weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments to stay at their peak. Adding outdoor time may provide an additional boost.

What Two Hours Outside Can Do

In a whole week's worth of activities, two hours is not much, but the Washington Post says it may make a huge difference in psychological and physical health.

New research says people who spend two hours a week at the beach, park, or another green space are more apt to be physically and psychologically healthier than people who never get outside.

British researchers found two hours outside each week resulted in a 59 percent boost in overall health and a 23 percent spike in psychological well-being. The results of a study of almost 20 thousand British adults was published in Scientific Reports.

Results indicated the boost worked if it was done as one chunk of time, or was divided into smaller segments. Results were also the same, regardless of other health attributes. Here are some of the key benefits.

  • Improved stress reduction
  • Better sleep
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Reduce risk for heart disease
  • Less risk for diabetes

Researchers suggest you make this a two-in-one health boost by doing the recommended 150 minutes a week of physical activity and spend 120 minutes of that time outside. Sounds like an easy assignment for the summer.

How This Could Work for You

  • Walk for 15 minutes around the block every morning
  • Spend half of your lunch outside sitting, reading or walking
  • Head outside with your kids after work
  • Take a morning and afternoon 10 minute break outside
  • Walk the dog after dinner
  • Spend a few minutes in your garden or on your patio every day

When you're ready to give your health a solid boost, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. No reservations are needed and clinics are open weekends and evenings. Affordable personal healthcare plans eliminate the hassle of insurance. When you travel, more than 450 Joint Chiropractic clinics are available for you nationwide.

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

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