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Walking Tips From a Chiropractor

By Brandi Goodman 

Walking is a simple activity that brings many benefits to the body. It boosts cardiovascular health, tones muscles, burns calories, and even reduces the risk of developing certain diseases, such as heart disease. Just walking around the house with no purpose won't do much good, however. You should follow some walking tips from a chiropractor to make the most of your walk and ensure it really has the ability to get your health in check.

Watch Your Posture

It may be tempting to look down at a device while you walk, but this should truly be avoided. You're more likely to hurt yourself this way and will end up with a kink in your neck quickly. Keep your head upright and face forward so you do not end up with an ache. 

Walk With Purpose

Slowly walking around at a leisurely pace is not going to cut it. You need to walk with purpose and be brisk so that you can get your heart beating and blood flowing. This will give you the best results. Wear a pedometer if you wish to help you track how much you're actually walking. A minimum of 10,000 steps daily should be your goal.

Choose Your Walking Surface Wisely

A concrete surface is going to be harsh on your joints. Choose a softer walking surface, such as one that is cushioned or rubberized, for a more comfortable workout. This type of track will absorb some of the impact so that your joints do not get the brunt of it. Check out a recreation center to see if one is offered.

Visit a Chiropractor

A joint restriction or subluxation can cause your body to be unbalanced. You're more likely to experience injury on a walk because of this. Visit The Joint Chiropractic for an adjustment that will remove this restriction and help to restore balance to your body. You can also see your chiropractor after your walk if you want to reduce soreness and recover quickly. Regular care is important for overall wellness.

Walking is a great way to improve both your fitness and your health. With these tips in mind, you can make the most of your workout and ensure the walks you're taking are doing what they need for your body. 

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

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