Wilmington NC Walking Trails To Enjoy Year Around From a Wilmington Chiropractor

Wilmington NC Walking Trails To Enjoy Year Around From a Wilmington Chiropractor

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Wilmington NC Walking Trails To Enjoy Year Around

Get moving! That’s what health experts say is important for better health and a longer life. And the good news is, even a small amount of exercise makes a big difference to your health.


Every Little Bit of Exercise Counts
Typical exercise recommendations are pretty high: 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week. What if you don’t meet these recommendations? A new study reports that exercise in much more modest amounts is still of great benefit.

Just 15 minutes per day of moderate physical activity—such as taking a walk—can lower your risk of death by 22%, according to a new study by Dr. David Hupin of the University Hospital of Saint-Etienne in France. The study monitored people older than 60, but previous studies have shown similar benefits in younger people.

The more exercise you do, the greater the benefits, the study said. But the biggest benefit was seen in the lowest level of activity—the equivalent of a 15-minute brisk walk each day.


Start Small and Build Your Exercise Routine
People may defer exercise because they can’t or don’t want to exercise vigorously. But starting small and working your way up to more vigorous exercise can make you feel much better and live longer.

Change your habits gradually; start small. If you have been living a sedentary lifestyle, add a little walking to your daily routine for better health and longevity.

If you have pain or stiffness that restricts exercise, call King Chiropractic today at (910) 777-7228. Our chiropractic services in Wilmington can help relieve pain, improve performance, and restore range of motion so you can reap the benefits of a full exercise program.


Here’s Where to Take Walk in Wilmington, NC
You can start your exercise program by walking down your own block. When you’re ready to expand your horizons, try some of these areas that are great places to take a walk:

  • The Loop at Wrightsville Beach: This scenic and social 2.45-mile course covers land and water.
  • Greenfield Lake Park: Walk around Greenfield Lake—it’s 4 miles—or just part of the way for a shady, paved stroll on asphalt.
  • Halyburton Park: The 1.3-mile asphalt path is crisscrossed by wooded sand paths throughout the park.
  • Ogden Park: A mile-long accessible path circles the park and ball fields.
  • Airlie Gardens: There’s always something blooming at the 67-acre park with meandering asphalt walking trails.
  • Riverwalk: Take a stroll along the Cape Fear River downtown on a boardwalk with many benches for resting.

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2. Breathe Deeply to Relax Your Shoulders
Our bodies are designed to use our diaphragms to aid breathing, pulling deep breaths into our bellies. But take a look around a typical office: This is not the breathing you’re likely to see. When we sit for long periods, hunched over our workstations, we depend on our chest and shoulder muscles for breathing. That puts extra strain on the shoulders.

Good posture immediately improves your breathing by allowing your abdominal muscles and diaphragm to assist with breathing. Allow air to fill and expand your ribcage, keeping your shoulders, neck, and upper chest relaxed. Yoga practice and other breathing training can also help you get back on track, allowing breath deep into your lungs.

3. Keep Shoulders Down to Ease Tension
How high are your shoulders right now? Hiking shoulders up is a common response to stress. Shoulder hiking causes pain and tension in your neck and shoulders, leading to neck and back pain and headaches.

Remember to relax shoulders by practicing good posture. Try leaving yourself reminders, such as a post-it note on your desk. Relax your shoulders at every stoplight, or when you put your glasses on—whatever works for you. And try some of these stretches to help.

King Chiropractic can help with shoulder tension, too. If you find you’re having pain or reduced range of motion from shoulder tension, call King Chiropractic at (910) 777-7228 to schedule an appointment and get relief fast!

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King Chiropractic: Rhett King, DC
1115 Military Cutoff Road Suite A2
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 777-7228