10,080 minutes are in a week. What do you do with all those minutes? Sleep, eat, talk, work, listen, shop, drive…exercise? Exercise does not always come 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.
That does not seem like much, but we need to schedule it into our busy lives, don’t we? Even your Watertown chiropractor needs to do that! Time goes by so quickly for all of us, including time for your Watertown chiropractic physician at Watertown Wellness Center. Your Watertown chiropractic physician at Watertown Wellness Center encourages Watertown chiropractic patients to continue doing their exercise routines even when their Watertown back pain is not so bad.
Benefits of Exercise
Exercise makes people happier, less depressed and sleep better. (1,2) Watertown chiropractic patients do, too! Hearts and minds are healthier when their owners exercise. (3,4) Watertown Wellness Center challenges you to get out and try a walk! See how much clearer you think and healthier you feel with your heart pumping. Exercise slows memory loss. (4) Exercise decreases depressive symptoms. (2) Blood pressure drops. (5) Life span may even increase due to heart workouts with aerobic exercise. (3) Watertown Wellness Center 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 important for Watertown back pain sufferers particularly for Watertown post-back surgery patients who still have back pain. Post-surgical patients who exercise 150 minutes a week show a notable 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 a week exercise expenditure and left them vulnerable to a second surgery (called a revision surgery). Only 26% of post back surgery patients met the greater than 150 minutes a week of exercise leaving them open to degenerative diagnoses, subsequent spine surgery, and more postoperative back pain. (6) 150 minutes a week doesn’t sound like much anymore, does it? Watertown Wellness Center knows our Watertown chiropractic patients can find 2.5 hours a week for their back’s sake. It's part of the whole Watertown treatment plan of chiropractic care.
Exercise before surgery. Exercise after surgery. Exercise for life. Exercise for health. Schedule your Watertown chiropractic visit today. Watertown Wellness Center is prepared to help you set up an exercise routine just for you, one you will be able to fit into your Watertown lifestyle, one that you’ll be able to put time on your calendar to do.