An Active Lifestyle leads to a Healthy Spine

staying activeA recent study published in Spinal Cord Journal examined the long term relationship between every day physical activity level, staying active which was measured objectively, lipid profile and physical fitness with people who had recently sustained a spinal cord injury.

The data revealed that there was a significant trend towards patients following their injury who participated in physical activity to see a substantial increase in their breathing ability, and a favourable change in their lipid profile. The study also showed that patients who participated in physical activity tended to have stronger muscles and a faster rate of recovery.

It is no surprise that everyday physical activity plays an vital role in the fitness and health of someone with a recent spinal cord injury, further more this same benefit can apply to the everyday person. An increase in physical activity level was associated with an increase in physical fitness and with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

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