Every step counts! Walks are healthy. Walking is effective, even in small spurts.
Walking as exercise is a growing trend in Easley and everywhere else. Walking is free and simple. It’s a physical activity that most anyone can do. Sadly only about 48% of adults get enough aerobic (activity that gets the heart pumping harder and blood vessels healthier) physical activity (1), so Young Chiropractic recommends walking to all of our Easley chiropractic patients particularly as they get over a back pain episode.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES
Physical Activity Guidelines propose just 2 and a half hours each week. (2) That is manageable! That can be broken down into smaller chunks like five 30-minute walks or longer walks with others instead of coffee chats or dinners out. A walk while waiting to pick up kids at activities will do it. 145 million adults walk as part of their physical activity plan. Others like some in Easley walk for fun or transportation or exercise. 6 out of 10 walk for their aerobic physical activity. Others take ballroom dancing or gardening. (1) Brisk walking, running, jogging, swimming or biking are potential activities when walking becomes a bit too routine, but walking can be for low back pain recurrence prevention as well as for cost. They are naming it WalkBack. (5) Such a great name! Effectiveness and cost-savings can also be motivators to stay with a walking program.
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So if you are looking to add some physical activity to your life or you are trying to re-gain your physically active life after an injury, illness or episode of back pain, just walk (after you check with your Easley chiropractor first!). It may well be just what you are looking for! Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Amanda Harris on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that allowed a patient to walk again without a cane.
Contact Young Chiropractic to set up your next appointment for personalized advice about integrating walking into your chiropractic care plan.