Sometimes it is hard to get your exercise in as often as you would like but something as simple as walking can have amazing benefits for your health.

Bonuses of walking every day

There is a great deal of research out there regarding benefits of taking a daily walk.  One such study showed that it can slow down the aging process.  And the great part is it does not matter at what age you start!  Beyond that other studied health benefits include; decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, improved sleep, better blood sugar levels, improved blood pressure, manage body weight, and the list goes on and on.  While many of these benefits change with how much time you walk every little bit helps.  To find out the research behind the benefits and more in-depth information CLICK HERE.

How does walking work

Well, the easiest answer for that is that you are not sitting!  Many people sit for 8 or more hours a day.  This affects so many bodily processes that our bodies can start breaking down.  By getting up and walking for at least 20 minutes, not only are you breaking the cycle of sitting but you are getting a small form of exercise.  The body was meant to move.  Only recently have we begun sitting for such long periods of time.  Sitting affects your spine, joints, posture, mental well-being, and a whole host of other factors in your body.   As an added bonus try walking outside.  You get fresh air and sunlight which provides your body with some natural Vitamin D.  To make walking, even more, fun go with someone you love, your spouse, friend(s), family, pet and let them reap the benefits too!

How lack of motion affects your spinal discs

The discs in your spine need motion to get nutrition into them.  It is a process called imbibition.  One easy way to help them out is to start walking and exercising.  Other ways to improve your disc health include drinking more water for hydration, eating better, losing weight and getting adjusted by a chiropractor.  If you are looking for a chiropractor in the Frisco and surrounding areas, give us a try at Express Chiropractic of Frisco!