Chiropractic Tip: Walk Away with Better Health
By Sandy Schroeder
Sometimes the best solutions are the simplest ones. Walking may be one of those perfect health solutions that could make a huge difference if we let it.
Recently, HarvardHealth pointed out walking’s powerful health benefits. They said, “Done correctly, walking can be the key to losing weight, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, boosting memory and reducing risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer and more.”
That’s a lot of return for a fairly simple routine that we could add to our day, morning, noon or night. Making walking a fitness goal could start with a visit to The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you.
The Joint’s licensed chiropractors help people get fit, feel healthier, and learn more about wellness practices everyday.
Start with a visit to your chiropractor to assess your fitness and talk about your options. Your chiropractor uses a spinal health focus to help you achieve overall wellness.
The central nervous system that is housed in the spine serves as command central for all of the brain-to-body connections that our body makes every day. When you run around the block in the morning, or take an evening walk, you are relying on your central nervous system to make it happen.
A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may help to improve your spinal health and relieve aches and pains in your neck, back, knees or other joints. Many patients also report more energy, a clearer focus, and better sleep.
Wellness is unique to the individual. As you evaluate your benefits, you may find weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments are the best platform to feel well and walk more.
Harvard Health gives us four more reasons why walking is worth it.
Walking overpowers sweets - Researchers found a 15-minute walk can subdue chocolate cravings and reduce those chocolate stress urges.
Walking eases joint pain - Studies show walking protects knees and hips with natural lubrication and strengthening of supportive muscles. If you don’t have arthritis, walking 5-6 miles a week could help prevent it.
Walking strengthens immunity - Studies show people who walked 20 minutes daily, five days a week, had over 40 percent fewer sick days than those who exercised once a week or less.
Walking supports weight loss – Researchers found people who walked moderately fast for an hour per day cut the effects of the body’s obesity-promoting genes in half.
Wherever you are with plans for walking, your chiropractor can help you with ongoing monitoring and good safety and prevention tips.
Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to get started with affordable personal healthcare packages or plans that eliminate the hassle of insurance. Weekend and evening hours are available, and no appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Caldwell, N.J.