Well­ness Arti­cles

Chi­ro­prac­tors Urge Walk­ing for Bet­ter Health

A health minded pro­gram, “Amer­ica on the Move” seems to fit the Chi­ro­prac­tic model of well­ness. From an April 9, 2004 release on PRNewswire, the Amer­i­can Chi­ro­prac­tic Asso­ci­a­tion (ACA) urges peo­ple to take an extra 2000 steps per day. Amer­ica on the Move is a national ini­tia­tive ded­i­cated to help­ing indi­vid­u­als and com­mu­ni­ties make pos­i­tive changes to improve their health and qual­ity of life.

To assist in this pro­gram chi­ro­prac­tors are urg­ing peo­ple to take some sim­ple addi­tional steps each day. Dr. George McClel­land, a chi­ro­prac­tor and mem­ber of ACA’s Well­ness Com­mit­tee, explains that, “Adding a short walk to your lunchtime sched­ule, cou­pled with tak­ing the stairs at work rather than the ele­va­tor, could add up to 2,000 addi­tional steps for many of us. And cut­ting just one can of soda from your day and replac­ing it with water can elim­i­nate more than 100 calories.”

Accord­ing to Dr. McClel­land, “Many health care providers are now begin­ning to talk with their patients about healthy lifestyles — an approach doc­tors of chi­ro­prac­tic have taken for many years. It’s sim­ply not good enough to wait until some­one gets sick to start think­ing about mak­ing them well. As we’ve seen, that model of health care is just not working.”

The arti­cle notes that the eas­i­est way to keep track of your extra 2,000 steps is to get your hands on a pedome­ter, a small device that can count the num­ber of steps you take. It just might be the best 10 dol­lars you’ll ever spend.

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Author: Sam McCulloch

Pub­lished in Path­ways to Fam­ily Well­ness, Issue #53, Spring 2017

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