Walk Your Way To Health
Walk your way to Health. This is one of the many things that will improve your Chiropractic outcomes. Life is motion, walking is motion, Chiropractic care is motion. Are you looking for a stress-free way to get more exercise in your life? Initiating a walking plan is one of the simplest ways to incorporate physical fitness while reaping numerous life-saving health benefits. The National Institutes of Health advise that walking may have the potential to increase your energy and mood, tone muscles and strengthen bones, burn calories and decrease your chance of conditions like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Lace-up so you can experience these benefits and more.
Know your WHY
Understanding your true reason behind healthy choices allows you to develop a plan in line with your personal objectives. Find your goal and a recommended walking plan. Ask a friend to join you and help with accountability.
|Improve heart health||30 min. 3 to 4 times per week||Breathing hard, difficult to talk|
|Decrease stress||40 min. 3 to 4 times per week||Comfortable pace, able to talk|
|Weight loss||45-60 min. 5 times per week||Mid-pace, challenged but can talk|
The right equipment
With walking, its all about the shoes. Make sure yours are pavement-ready by analyzing their current health. Are there wear patterns on the bottoms? Think of your shoe tread as you would the tires on your car. Worn patches and flat areas mean less support for you. Replace shoes every 500 miles, or every 3 to 6 months, depending on your usage and weight. Extend shoe life further by only using them for walking and keeping them out of the washer and dryer.
At ChiroPlus we offer a variety of custom made orthotics in Fort Worth. Let us know if you would like a free digital foot scan to discuss with your doctor.
Start out right
As you increase physical activity, increase your water intake to make sure your body is ready for exercise. Stretching before and after workouts to decrease your injury risk. And remember that every little bit of movement counts. Start with just 10 minutes. Add five minutes a day to each walk to slowly build your endurance and reduce the possibility of soreness. Schedule walks at the beginning or end of your day to make them part of your routine.
Stay on track
You are your best coach when it comes to keeping walks consistent. Train yourself to think of exercise as a privilege, not a chore. Dont judge yourself against others. It can be self-defeating to compare yourself to people with different fitness goals and backgrounds. Keep motivation high by making exercise convenient. Break walks up throughout the day if youre short on time, keep workout clothes in your car, and write your walks into your calendar to be sure theyre not skipped. Before you know it, your body will crave your new healthy habit! At ChiroPlus we encourage many healthy activities outside our office. Please ask if you have any questions or concerns before you get started.