Hi. Dr. Woods here at Austin’s TexStar Chiropractic. By now you know that we consistently post general advice and health tips here on TexStar Chiropractic’s blog. This week we're going to go over a general wellness tips about maintaining an active lifestyle. I hope you enjoy this quick two-minute video that makes the point that thirty minutes of exercise five days each week will improve muscle health, heart health, positive attitude, and quality of sleep. Now, that’s a huge payoff for comparatively little investment.
What maintaining an active lifestyle means is, about five out of the seven days each week, engage in about 30 minutes of physical activity. Whether that's going on a walk, to slinging a bunch of weight in the gym, or doing some high intensity interval training, what we're recommending is getting your heart rate up. Get it in the target range of about 120 to 160 beats a minute. This is the prototypical range where we're going to start burning some extra calories and getting into fat burning mode. This exercise is going to help reduce your chances of becoming obese it also can help lower your blood pressure.
Exercise helps with strengthening your heart by having it pump more blood over a longer period of time which is going to reduce the stress on the heart when you aren't doing those exercises. This allows you to maintain a lower steady blood pressure. It also is going to increase your bone minerality and prevent you from having osteoporosis or osteopenia. These are conditions where the body starts losing its hardness in the mineralization of the bone.
Doing some weight bearing exercise is going to allow your muscles to pull on the bones just enough to where it creates more mineralization of the bones and makes your bones nice and hard. It's also going to help you build and increase your strength allow you to perform the activities that you want to around the house. Regular routine exercise or activity releases endorphins in the body which is going to allow you to relieve some of that stress. It will allow you to sleep a little bit better due to exercise promoting healthy sleep patterns. Exercise helps you overall regulate the hormones in your body and maintain less stress throughout the day.
And that's what we have for you this week. Thanks, have a great day, and contact us here at Austin’s TexStar Chiropractic to address any pain or wellness concern that you might have!