10,080 minutes are in a week. What do you do with all that time? Sleep, eat, talk, work, listen, shop, drive…exercise? Exercise doesn’t usually appear in at number one on most people’s lists of favorite things to do with their time. It’s recommended that all of us put in at least 150 minutes of exercise a week. (6) That’s just
- 2 and a half hours a week.
- 5 sessions of 30 minutes a week.
- 10 sessions of 15 minutes a week.
It is not that much, but we need to schedule it into our busy lives, do we not? Even your Ashburn chiropractor needs to do that! Time goes by so quickly for all of us, including time for your Ashburn chiropractic physician at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. Your Ashburn chiropractic physician at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn encourages Ashburn chiropractic patients to keep up their exercise routines even when their Ashburn back pain is not so bad.
Benefits of Exercise
People sleep better, are happier and less depressed when they exercise. (1,2) Ashburn chiropractic patients benefit like this, too! Hearts and minds are healthier when their owners exercise. (3,4) Just take a walk down your Ashburn street, and see how much clearer you think and better you feel as your heart pumps more. Exercise reduce memory loss. (4) Exercise reduces depressive symptoms. (2) Blood pressure drops. (5) Life span may even expand due to heart workouts with aerobic exercise. (3) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn sees lots of positives from all of these!
Exercise is life-giving. Exercise is life-supporting. Exercise is all that for normal spine folks but even more significant for Ashburn back pain sufferers especially for Ashburn post-back surgery patients who still have back pain. Post-surgical patients who exercise 150 minutes a week show a remarkable reduction in pain and reoperation rate states a new study of post-surgery back pain patients. In this study the mean age was 57 years of age. 80% of them had degenerative diagnoses. 63% had gone through a multilevel back surgery. Only 35% of them met the greater than 1400 kcal per week exercise expenditure and left them vulnerable to a second surgery (named a revision surgery). Only 26% of post back surgery patients met the greater than 150 minutes a week of exercise opening them to the risk of degenerative diagnoses, subsequent spine surgery, and more postoperative back pain. (6) 150 minutes a week does not sound like much anymore, does it? Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows our Ashburn chiropractic patients can find 2.5 hours a week for their back’s sake. It's part of the whole Ashburn treatment plan of chiropractic care.
Exercise before surgery. Exercise after surgery. Exercise for life. Exercise for health. Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic visit today. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is ready to see just how easy it may be to figure out just for you, one you will be able to fit into your Ashburn lifestyle, one that you’ll be ready to put time on your calendar to do.