Louisiana Workers with Low Back Injuries May Want to Take a Walk in Nature to Improve Their Outlook

Job injury lawyers know their clients often suffer from stress associated with loss of income and dealing with claims adjusters, from weight gain do to the loss of a physically demanding job that ordinarily kept them in work hardened shape and from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”) and depression. Walking in nature may be a solution to some of these problems.

Often times, treating physicians will recommend walking as a form of low impact aerobics activity for low back pain and other incapacitating injuries. The benefits of walking may include weight control, decreased stress on the spine, reduced reliance on pain medication due to increased endorphin production and elevated mood.

Military Contractors hurt overseas, injured ship fitters and deckhands and other injured Louisiana workers, may want to avoid busy urban center streets in New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, Baton Rouge and Lafayette to do their physician prescribe walking therapy.

According to recent study cited by the New York Times, volunteers who walked briefly through a lush, green portion of the Stanford campus were more attentive and happier afterward than volunteers who strolled for the same amount of time near heavy traffic.

A second study found that participants who went on a 90-min walk through a natural environment reported lower levels of rumination and showed reduced neural activity in an area of the brain linked to risk for mental illness compared with those who walked through an urban environment.

According to the Gregory Bratman, the Stanford graduate student who helped perform the studies, the studies “strongly suggest that getting out into natural environments” could be an easy and almost immediate way to improve moods for city dwellers.

Accordingly, if you have been cleared by your job injury treating physician for walking, you may want to walk in nature.

If you need help or have any question about your job injury, call me at 866-558-9151 or 866-558-9151 FREE or submit your inquiry online. Please be advised that you may be facing important legal deadlines so don’t delay.

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