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Auburn Chiropractic Tip: Go out for a walk.

Every step counts! Walks are healthy. Walking is effective, even in small spurts.

It’s a growing trend in Auburn and everywhere else. Walking is free and easy.  Walking is a physical activity that most anyone can do. Sadly only about 48% of adults get enough aerobic (activity that makes the heart pumping harder and blood vessels healthier) physical activity (1), so Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. recommends walking to all of our Auburn chiropractic patients particularly as they get over a back pain episode.


Physical Activity Guidelines recommend just 2 and a half hours each week.  (2) That’s manageable! That can be accomplished in smaller chunks like five 30-minute walks or longer walks with friends instead of coffee chats or dinners out. A walk while waiting to pick up kids at activities will do it. 145 million adults walk as part of their physical activity plan. Others like some in Auburn walk for fun or transportation or exercise. 6 out of 10 walk for their aerobic physical activity. Others take ballroom dancing or gardening. (1) Brisk walking, running, jogging, swimming or biking are potential endeavors when walking becomes a bit too comfortable, but walking itself works|is]19] just fine!


The Journal of the American Medical Association released information about 1635 inactive adults from 70 to 89 years who were at risk of not being as mobile as they like (ie, their ability to walk without support). They were split into 2 groups: walking (20-minutes-a-day walk) or education (reading material about healthy aging). The walking group had an 18% lower risk of major mobility disability at 2.6 years. The walkers could walk without support up to a quarter mile. (3) This is great news!

A NEW WALKING PROGRAM: Motivators & Effects

What inspires you to exercise? Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is here to coach you! A new report about outcomes of a 6-month program of walking listed what low back pain participants reported as motivators that prompted them to start the walking program (back pain improvement and better overall healthy lifestyle), to follow the program (walking was seen as a safe exercise as opposed to high-impact exercise that they wanted out of fear of making their pain worse), and to complete the program (accountability, pleasure of the exercise and health benefits). (4) A newly planned study anticipates defining just how effective a walking and education program {{might be able to prevent low back pain recurrence as well as for cost. They are calling it WalkBack. (5) Such a great name! Effectiveness and cost-savings might also be motivators to stay with a walking program.

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So if you are looking to add some physical activity to your life or you are trying to re-gain your physically active life after an injury, illness or bout of back pain, just walk (after you check with your Auburn chiropractor first!).  It will do you good!  Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Amanda Harris on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that permitted a patient to walk again without a cane.

Contact Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. to set up your next appointment for individualized advice about integrating walking into your chiropractic care plan.

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