Many of you may have heard of Jim Fixx who basically began the “runners high” revolution in the 70’s. Jim was slim and trim and ran 8-20 miles a day. He died suddenly of a heart attack at, I believe, age 52. Just a few years ago Alberto Salazar, another world class runner nearly died of a heart attack at age 49. Researchers have studied older men who are -or were- olympians, runners, rowers, and other high output athletes. The disturbing results are that HALF of these guys have scarring of the heart. Those affected were those who had gone through the longest and hardest training (like those who ran over 100 marathons). Studies on rats showed similar results. Unfortunately, there are no guidelines for who is most at risk or how much is too much exercise.
What does this mean for you? Probably nothing since most of you are not over-training. You should exercise daily 20-30 minutes even if is just walking or jumping on a re-bounder. You will feel better, sleep better, lose weight, and avoid insulin resistance (pre-diabetes). Also the key to beating depression is through the legs, so when you get the blues – exercise, because it produces serotonin which is the feel good neurotransmitter.

Don’t forget that regular chiropractic adjustments help boost immune systems, prevents injuries, balance neurotransmitters resulting in mood stabilization.

Be well by choice, not by chance!

If you have wondered if chiropractic nutritional approaches can help you, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself, Dr. Scott Brown

Call us today (303) 986-7600 at Brown Chiropractic Neurology for a free consultation! Proudly serving Denver, Lakewood, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Morrison, and Evergreen Colorado (CO).

Denver/Lakewood Chiropractor

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