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Walking and Chiropractic Care Combine for Good Health

By Paul Rothbart

A successful, happy life can be defined in multiple ways. Some people measure success by how much money they earn. Others by accomplishments in their field or by contributions to society. There are also those who connect success and happiness to the special people in their lives who they love and who love them in return. All are valid. But without good health, it's hard to consider a life successful or happy no matter what else is going on. Staying fit physically and mentally doesn't mean spending hours at the gym. There are two things that together can keep you mentally and physically healthy. Walking and chiropractic care.


Walking seems like such a simple activity. You learn how to do it in infancy and do it pretty much every day of your life. But walking is one of the best forms of exercise there is and by itself, can provide all the exercise you will ever need. Walking is a weight-bearing exercise in that you are carrying your body weight while moving. 

A 30-minute walk each day has numerous health benefits. It's a very effective way to burn fat which helps to lose excess weight and keep it off. Walking can greatly improve your cardiovascular health, reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke. It also tones muscles and strengthens bones. Your daily walk can also help prevent high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

Walking is also good for mental health. Movement helps the mind relax and can relieve stress and anxiety. Getting outside whether in nature or in an urban setting can be mentally stimulating. 

Chiropractic Care

Seeing a chiropractor also has potential benefits. A properly aligned spine reduces the risk of pain and can also help prevent tension headaches. Chiropractors can also adjust joints, lessening the pain in them and improving mobility. Many people find that they sleep better, manage stress better, and experience improved mental health when they make regular visits.

Combining Walking and Chiropractic Care

Walking daily and seeing a chiropractor regularly can work hand in hand to keep you healthy. Walking is not as stressful on the body like many other forms of exercise, but any type of movement can put wear and tear on the body. By making regular visits, a chiropractor can find any potential issues and correct them before they become big problems. Getting your body adjusted helps maintain mobility and can make your walks easier and more effective. You may find that you get into the best shape of your life and that will be sure to boost overall health.

Good health is one of the most important aspects of a good life. Getting out and walking each day can improve your health. Consider a visit to The Joint Chiropractic. You don't need an appointment. You may find that seeing a chiropractor helps you keep walking as well as contribute to your overall health.

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

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