The Benefits of Walking Exercises Between Chiropractic Sessions

If you have ever had a chiropractic treatment session, you know how wonderful your body feels after getting a manual manipulation to correct misalignments in your body. If only there were some way to extend that great feeling in between sessions, right?

Fortunately, there are ways to keep your body feeling healthy and strong in between your regular visits with the chiropractor. As a great article by Spine Health suggests, you may benefit from simple yet profoundly effective walking exercises. 

You know doubt know the importance of staying active and fit regardless of your current health status or any unique conditions you may have. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that keeping the body fluid and dynamic even outside of the chiropractor’s office is crucial to maintaining overall physical and mental health and well being.

However, if you are someone who lives a very hectic and busy life, and doesn’t quite have time to hit the gym every day, you may find that it can be a real struggle simply trying to get enough exercise into your everyday routine. As a result, your chiropractic care may not be as effective, since you are not prolonging its positive effects at home. The good news here is that you can get health benefits from certain exercises that can be done as you walk. These can be done on your way to work, to lunch, or to public transportation, to name just a few.

One of the best ways to start your mornings is to stretch. If you don’t plan on walking for some point in your morning commute, it is still a good idea to take the time to stretch before any other walking you will hopefully do later in the day. Simple stretches of your neck, your arms, and your hamstrings will be enough to loosen up the muscles, encourage blood and oxygen flow throughout the body, and get the body primed and warmed up, ready for movement. You can always ask for suggestions from your doctor of chiropractic regarding the best stretches that would do the most good for your specific healthcare needs. 

If you are just starting up a regular walking routine, it is best to build your way up. You can start with simple five minute walks at some point during the day, and gradually increase in increments of five minutes every day until you get to a nice thirty minute walk. This is one of the simplest ways to prolong the positive effects of your health care. 

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