What could be more simple than a walk? One of the first things we learn to do as humans is also one of the most powerful things we can do for our health. For those of us looking to change our health for the better, the message is clear: it is time to start walking. Some of the benefits from a 30 minute walk include:
- Improved circulation: getting up and walking helps your blood circulate, nourishing all the cells in your body.
- Reduced pain: walking releases endorphins and gets spinal joints moving, which frees them from accumulated pressure.
- Improved range of motion: helping your flexibility and preventing injury.
- Better digestion: try walking after dinner to help your digestive system.
- Less mental stress
- Less muscular tension
- Weight management
There should be an emphasis here on repetition: try walking for 10 minutes a day, every day at the same time. Make it a routine and then scale upward: 30 minutes, one hour; the possibilities are endless. For help on making simple changes to achieve life-changing health goals, give our office in American Canyon a call today.
Dr. Stephen Rasmussen, D.C.