FIT BODY, SHARP MIND
Walking—it’s so easy a toddler can do it. Yet so many adults are sitting for the majority of their day instead of allowing their body to do what it was designed to do: Move!
As your chiropractor, we help keep your spine as movable and functional as possible so your nervous system can function at its best. But outside of the practice, we need a little help from you to ensure your body stays healthy each day with movement and exercise.
The Walking Effect
Walking isn’t just good for your legs; it’s great for your entire body. Even something as short as a brisk 20-minute walk is enough to get your blood flowing and elevate your heart rate. But the benefit of adding more steps into your day doesn’t just stop there. Walking can help you lose weight, lower the risk for certain diseases, improve your mood, strengthen your heart, and give you more energy.
How to Get More Steps in Your Day
Looking for easy ways to fit more steps into your day? Consider these small adjustments you can make that can keep you moving longer.
Take the bike to work, walk, or take public transport instead of the car.
Headed to the market? Instead of driving up and down the streets looking for the nearest spot, park a bit longer from the market and enjoy a longer walk . Your blood pressure will thank you!
Taking a bathroom break at work? Consider using the toilet one floor up or down versus the closest one.