New Year. New Resolutions. A good one is exercise more. Exercise benefits young and old alike, enhancing cognition, health, sleep quality, and more. Young Chiropractic trusts that including Easley exercise to your way of life is an advantageous behavior that enhances your life in due course. Let’s get moving!
Culture can be supportive of physical activity…or not. Researchers analyzed a variety of motivators for physical activity and exercise. Since being physically active is a result of self-determination, they described the mix of autonomy, competence, ego, task, and relatedness of these in the motivation to exercise. American subjects were more autonomous, task oriented, and physically active than Turkish subjects reminding researchers and ultimately us clinicians to customize exercise to the patient and his/her influences. (1) Tell Young Chiropractic what motivates you! Simple? Fast? At-home? At-gym? Maybe some mindfulness? To boost the exercise effort, including mindfulness appears promising. Researchers found though that people have misconceptions or no concept of what mindfulness is or how it is beneficial to mental and overall health. A recent study examined the effectiveness of physical activity and mindfulness activities in averting mental health issues and decided that it held promise. (2) Young Chiropractic appreciates those types of benefits!
BENEFITS FOR COGNITION, PAIN RELIEF WITH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
A pill maybe?! None of us would confess to wanting a pill to be physically fit…or would we? Of course not! As the pharmacological world investigates new drugs to improve cognitive function in the aging folks, researchers have also reported on nutrition, diet, probiotics, cognitive training, and physical activity, exercise, even dancing – ballroom, aerobic and Latin - as being valuable. (3) Major motivators can be healthy lifestyle behaviors mixed with chiropractic care. Treating and relieving chronic pain – related to decreased brain gray matter and impaired cognitive function - was found to restore normal brain function. (4) That is what Young Chiropractic does: treat chronic pain with chiropractic care featuring spinal manipulation.
OLDER FOLKS AND YOUNG KIDS
Curious researchers tackled the question of older adults’ goals, motivations, and self-determination motivators to lead a healthy lifestyle and do things to support that lifestyle like exercising and eating well. Factors like personality and goal-setting habits were proposed as influencers. (5) Even in kids, researchers noted that behaviors like breakfast eating, exercise, and sleep patterns influenced their healthy lifestyle. Skipping breakfast in the morning – 11% of kids in one study did this – was associated with sleep duration, bedtime, and physical activity. 9.5% of kids said they had poor sleep. 24.9% did not sleep more than the recommended 9 hours. Girls were less physically active. Bad news: Such less-than-healthy habits lessened children’s hand-eye coordination and attention. Positive] news: Better sleep quality enhanced reaction time in a visual attention exam. (6) Young Chiropractic is here to help you make better choices, temper expectations, and make beneficial healthy lifestyle goals.
CONTACT Young Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Douglas Pettit on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares chiropractic care for back pain due to a disc herniation with Cox® Technic on The Cox8 Table.
Make your Easley chiropractic appointment now. A new year. A new resolution. Adding exercise as a new, healthy behavior will likely enhance your health, sleep quality, cognition, and more.