Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of exercise?
The benefits of exercise are improved mood, better sleep, better cardiovascular health, improved mobility, and better overall health.
What happens if you don t exercise?
Not exercising can affect us in several ways. Your risk of death for all causes of mortality increases significantly. Many people notice increases in pain and a decrease in joint mobility.
How much exercise do you need a day?
It is important to get at least 30-60 minutes of exercise each day. Some days should have more rigorous exercise than others but a good rule of thumb is 30-60 minutes of exercise every day.
Is walking sufficient exercise?
Walking is not a sufficient form of exercise. Just walking will not accomplish an overall improvement in strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health. Walking is better than doing nothing, but walking should be combined with other forms of exercise.
What is chiropractic exercise?
Chiropractic exercises are typically prescribed to help patients strengthen muscles around the spine to provide stability, improve range of motion, and decrease pain.
Hello everybody. This is Dr. Aaron Seaton with The Chiropractic Place. Today's video is about the importance of exercise. We are all pretty much aware at this point that exercising regularly has many different health benefits, so we're going to touch on a few of those listed here today. Big one and number one, I think we should talk about this because cardiovascular benefits, heart disease, and heart attacks are still our country's number one cause of death. So exercising regularly can really help reduce your risk for cardiovascular causes of death. Get that exercise every day for at least 30 minutes, and really try to get that heart rate up, get that sweat going, and try to work. I like exercising personally, at least five days a week, and sometimes I do six, but for most people just starting out, even if we're at three days a week, maybe some walking in between those days, but three days a week or more... It doesn't have to be crazy, but more intense exercise than just walking or something like that is vital. Number two, exercising regularly can help regulate our blood sugar. There are mechanisms in our body that, when we exercise, helps us open up afterward and bring nutrition, including sugars, into the cells for processing. That helps normalize and bring down our blood sugar levels and keep those more regular.
The other thing, many people know this. I know this personally from exercise. You have a much better mood. Exercising helps us produce endorphins and helps us be in a better mood throughout the day. Sleeping better. Exercising can also help you regulate and get better sleep. Maintaining muscle mass. This is very important as we age. When you're in your senior years, a big cause of problems for seniors are falls and fractures, and many of those falls are attributed to a loss of muscle mass as they've aged. So anything we can do to keep muscle mass on our frame as we get older is very important, and the other thing that relates to my office is that I tell my patients that exercise supports chiropractic care. We want to be flexible, but we also want to be strong, and strong paraspinal muscles and muscles around your neck helps hold up and protect your joints. So I always tell my patients, if you're doing more of this, if you're exercising, you're eating right, you're getting good sleep, you're doing the things that help keep us healthy, that's going to do nothing but support your chiropractic care. You will be able to utilize chiropractic care from more of a wellness standpoint versus just using it when you're in pain, which I don't recommend people do. Exercise affects many aspects of our health. Hopefully, you are doing this regularly. It will support your chiropractic care and help your overall health and well-being.
I'm Dr. Aaron Seaton with The Chiropractic Place.
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