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 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.
That does not seem like much, but we need to schedule it into our busy lives, don’t we? Even your Vancouver chiropractor needs to do that! Time goes by so quickly for all of us, including time for your Vancouver chiropractic physician at Vancouver Disc Centers. Your Vancouver chiropractic physician at Vancouver Disc Centers encourages Vancouver chiropractic patients to continue doing their exercise routines even when they are feeling better and their back pain is better.
Benefits of Exercise
People sleep better, are happier and less depressed when they exercise. (1,2) Vancouver chiropractic patients benefit like this, too! Hearts and minds are healthier when their owners exercise. (3,4) Just take a walk down your Vancouver street, and see how much clearer you think and better you feel as your heart pumps more. Exercise slows memory loss. (4) Exercise decreases depressive symptoms. (2) Blood pressure falls. (5) Life span may even expand due to heart workouts with aerobic exercise. (3) What do you think of all these possibilities? Vancouver Disc Centers encourages you to see the positives!
Exercise is life-giving. Exercise is life-supporting. Exercise is all that for normal spine folks but even more crucial for Vancouver back pain sufferers especially for Vancouver post-back surgery patients who still have back pain. Post-surgical patients who exercise 150 minutes a week show a significant decrease 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 open to a second surgery (called a revision surgery). Only 26% of post back surgery patients met the more 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 does not sound like much anymore, does it? Vancouver Disc Centers knows our Vancouver chiropractic patients can schedule 2.5 hours a week for their back’s sake. It's part of the whole Vancouver treatment plan of chiropractic care.
Exercise before surgery. Exercise after surgery. Exercise for life. Exercise for health. Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic visit today. Vancouver Disc Centers is ready to see just how easy it may be to figure out just for you, one your Vancouver lifestyle can manage, one that you’ll be able to put time into your schedule to do.