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Why Exercise Is Important for Your Back Health

By Stephen R. Farris

Getting plenty of exercise on a daily basis is essential to life. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a person should exercise at least 150 minutes per week. Broken down it results in 30 minutes per day for five days, then rest.

The 150 minutes should include some type of aerobic exercise. This can be achieved by walking, swimming, jogging, or even mowing your lawn, provided you're using a push-mower rather than a riding one. You may also want to add in some strength training to help maintain and/or build strong muscles. 

There are numerous health benefits from exercising regularly.

  • It makes you feel better; enhances your mood
  • It can aid in weight reduction
  • It's good for your bones and muscles
  • It can boost your energy levels
  • Lower your risk of developing certain diseases or cancers
  • Provide you with healthier skin
  • Could help improve your memory and overall brain health
  • Help you get more quality sleep at night
  • Can help reduce pain

When it comes to questions about exercise, there's no one better to ask than your local chiropractor such as the professional, licensed doctors of chiropractic that can be found at The Joint Chiropractic. Not only can they provide pain relief for your back, neck, and joints, he/she can also answer questions related to exercising and give you tips and suggestions that will help you get started.

When receiving chiropractic treatments, your chiropractor will likely suggest you do a few simple exercises and/or stretches to help speed the healing process. It's when you don't decide to help yourself between treatments that you could retrogress to the beginning of when your pain first began to occur. That's why it's important to listen to the instructions your chiropractor gives you in order to get back to the healthy, vibrant, and active lifestyle you were accustomed to.

The Joint Chiropractic has more than 600 nationwide locations to choose from, like the one here in Pearland Parkway. No appointment is necessary, and no need to hassle with insurance as The Joint Chiropractic offers a variety of treatment options that won't put a strain on your budget.

So when it comes to exercise tips and suggestions (and pain relief), visit The Joint Chiropractic today and get moving towards better health!

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

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