10,080 minutes are in a week. What do you do with all those minutes? Sleep, eat, talk, work, listen, shop, drive…exercise? Exercise doesn’t usually come in at number one on most people’s lists of favorite things to do with their time. It’s recommended that we all exercise at least 150 minutes 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 doesn’t seem like much, but we need to schedule it into our busy lives, do we not? 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 Spine Care Centre. Your Vancouver chiropractic physician at Vancouver Spine Care Centre encourages Vancouver chiropractic patients to continue doing their exercise routines even when their Vancouver back pain is not so bad.
Benefits of Exercise
Exercise makes people happier, less depressed and sleep better. (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 healthier you feel with your heart pumping. Exercise slows memory loss. (4) Exercise reduces 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 Spine Care Centre 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 important for Vancouver back pain sufferers especially for Vancouver post-back surgery patients who still experience back pain. Post-surgical patients who exercise 150 minutes a week show a notable decrease in pain and reoperation rate reports a new study of post-surgery back pain patients. In this study the mean age was 57 years old. 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? Vancouver Spine Care Centre knows our Vancouver chiropractic patients can arrange 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 Spine Care Centre is prepared to help you set up an exercise routine just for you, one your Vancouver lifestyle can manage, one that you’ll be able to put time into your schedule to do.