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Want to Feel Better? Take a Walk!

By Donna Stark

Whether you are going from the parking lot to your office, your front door to your mailbox, or your sofa to your bed, chances are, you will end up walking to your destination. And while you may think there is nothing really that special about those walks, you would be mistaken. Walking is one of the single best exercises you can do because it is so good for the body. The number of health benefits you can get simply by adding more steps to your days are too many to count, but that won't stop us from checking out a few of them below. Take a look at why your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic consider walking one of their favorite ways to exercise.

Aids in Weight Loss

Carrying extra pounds on your frame can wreak havoc on your overall health and the joints in your back, hips, knees, ankles, and feet. The serious health issues that can come from excess weight include heart disease, diabetes, and sleep disorders, as well as pain, dysfunction, and injury to your joints. Taking a moderately paced walk each day for at least 30 minutes is just enough to slowly start losing those pounds.

Reduces Pain

Although it is very tempting to stay in bed or on the couch when your body hurts, it is usually better to keep moving as much as you can. And since walking is a low-impact exercise, you couldn't choose a better way to stay in motion. Walking helps reduce pain and stiffness by improving circulation, keeping your joints lubricated, and strengthening your muscles.

Improves Mood

By releasing endorphins, your body's feel-good chemicals, walking can have a positive effect on the way you feel throughout your day. Walking helps to lower stress, anxiety, anger, and hostility. It can help calm even the roughest of moments, but that's not all. You can also head outdoors for a walk if you would like to feel more energized, creative, or focused.

Enhances Memory

Walking helps to increase circulation, which in turn sends more oxygenated blood to the brain and improves your cognitive ability. So, if you are constantly looking for your car keys or find yourself forgetting people's names, lace up your shoes and go for a walk! In fact, try to incorporate as many extra steps into your days as possible. Your brain will thank you for it!

Your Partners in Health

If you have any questions about walking, or any other changes to your fitness routine, head on in to see your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. They are here, ready and waiting to help you get back on the path to optimal health and wellness!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Newtown Square, Pa. 

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