10,080 minutes are in a week. What do you do with all those minutes? Sleep, eat, talk, work, listen, shop, drive…exercise? Isn’t exercise number one on your list?! 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.
It is not that much, but we need to schedule it into our busy lives, don’t we? Even your Ottawa chiropractor needs to do that! Time goes by so quickly for everyone, including time for your Ottawa chiropractic physician at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider. Your Ottawa chiropractic physician at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider encourages Ottawa chiropractic patients to keep up their exercise routines even when their Ottawa back pain is not so bad.
Benefits of Exercise
Exercise allows people to be happier, less depressed and sleep better. (1,2) Ottawa chiropractic patients do, too! Hearts and minds are healthier when their owners exercise. (3,4) Just take a walk down your Ottawa street, and see how much clearer you think and healthier 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) What do you think of all these possibilities? The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider 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 Ottawa back pain sufferers especially for Ottawa 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 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 open 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 opening them to the risk of degenerative diagnoses, subsequent spine surgery, and more postoperative back pain. (6) 150 minutes a week doesn’t sound like much anymore, does it? The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider knows our Ottawa chiropractic patients can find 2.5 hours a week for their back’s sake. It's part of the whole Ottawa treatment plan of chiropractic care.
Exercise in advance of surgery. Exercise after surgery. Exercise for life. Exercise for health. Schedule your Ottawa chiropractic visit today. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is prepared to help you set up an exercise routine just for you, one your Ottawa lifestyle can manage, one that you’ll be able to put time into your schedule to do.