Reducing COVID-19 spread has meant long stretches of insulation at home for many of us. This pandemic has changed our habits and has pushed fitness to the back of our to-do lists. But the chiropractors know it’s important to keep your body moving. As specialists in the spine, muscle, and nervous system,
they’ve shared a few important reasons to keep you active:
1) It helps in relieving low back pain
After the pandemic, all of them lying around didn’t relieve the back pain. Exercise, especially core reinforcement, has proven to be very successful in improving your back function.
2) It enhances bone health
Current evidence indicates that exercise may increase bone density and decrease the risk of falls and fractures in the elderly. Studies have also shown that exercise is comparable to medication in improving the day-to-day functioning of osteoarthritis sufferers.
3) Aiding to combat obesity
Obesity is also related to many life-threatening diseases (e.g., diabetes or hypertension). There is good evidence that exercise is critical for weight gain prevention
as well as keeping your weight steady after losing a few pounds.
4) Helps your mental health improve
Social isolation has made people feel anxious and stressed during this pandemic. Physical exercise may have a positive effect on long-term
psychological symptom management, including depression, anxiety, and chronic stress!
5) Helps Diabetes Control
Diabetes affects around 2.5 million Canadians, with more than 200,000 cases diagnosed per year. Studies across
the globe has also found that daily exercise, along with dietary improvements, can better control diabetes.
6) Avoids the possibility of cancer and cardiovascular disease
Cancer and heart disease are Canada’s leading causes of death.1 There is growing evidence
that exercise will help protect you from developing colon, breast, uterus, and prostate cancer.
Research has also shown that exercise reduces the risk of developing heart disease as it helps
to minimize the body’s amount of fats and cholesterol (both play a role in damaging the arteries)
7) It can contribute to improving brain health
Individuals who do a daily exercise can have a decreased chance of developing dementia.
This can also enhance the equilibrium and function of Parkinson’s disease individuals.
Don’t allow the pandemic to slow you down. Enhance overall wellbeing by making exercise a part of your regular routine.
If you would like more details about improving your wellbeing with exercise, please contact Reco Spinal Centre @ 0117 925 2886