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Chiropractic Tip: Give Your Heart a Workout

By Sandy Schroeder

As we cruise through our 30s, 40s or 50s, there may be little signs that more exercise is needed. If it's a little harder to keep up with your kids, climb a lot of stairs, or hit the courts on the weekend, a cardio workout may be needed.

Harvard Health says a heart workout can increase stamina, lower the risk of cancer, and improve sleep and mood. Those sound like great benefits to me. See what you think.

Put Them Into Play

Here are some good ways to get started.

Walk off with cardiac fitness - Researchers say just 2.5 hours of weekly walking can reduce the risk of heart disease by 30 percent. Start gradually with 30-minute daily sessions and keep on going. Walk whenever you can, before breakfast, at lunch or after work.

Start dancing again - Try a studio dance exercise session, dance at home with your kids, or head out for an evening of dancing.

Try something new - Get an upper body workout with kickboxing, sample a ballet studio routine, or try a climbing gym. As always, check with your doctor before beginning new exercises.

Soothe sore joints with water - Slip into a warm pool to enjoy an easy workout as the water helps support the body and provide resistance for the muscles.

Let Chiropractic Help Too

As you upgrade your fitness, chiropractic support may be the perfect resource. The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you helps people find the best answers for health, wellness and fitness, along with natural relief for aches and pain.

Your chiropractor will assess where you are and explain how spinal health can be the key to improving overall health. A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may ease aches and pains and create a fresh sense of wellness with more energy, better sleep and improved alertness.

Together, you and your chiropractor can focus on your cardio workouts and any other issues that you have. You may want to tone down stress, increase daily physical activity, and focus more on your family.

Let it all go - Find out just how great it feels to live in the moment and worry less as you use music, hobbies, yoga, tai chi or meditation to get a grip on stress.

Add more activity to your day - You may sit a lot at work but you can build in walks before, during and after work, and take mini-breaks for each hour that you sit. When you go home keep the evening moving too with treadmills, small weights, and exercise mats.

Refocus family time - Home-cooked dinners, weekend camping or short trips, and weekly family meetings can help your family come together and thrive. 

Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to find out about the affordable personal healthcare plans that eliminate the hassle of insurance. Weekend and evening hours make visits easy and walk-in visits are welcome.

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

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