New Year. New Resolutions. A good one is to exercise more. Exercise benefits young and old alike, enhancing cognition, health, sleep quality, and more. Moriarty Chiropractic has confidence that adding Nashua exercise to your way of life is a positive behavior that ultimately enhances your life. Let’s get moving!
Culture can be supportive of physical activity…or not. Researchers analyzed various motivators for physical activity and exercise. Since being physically active is a result of self-determination, they detailed 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 telling researchers and ultimately us clinicians to tailor exercise to the patient and his/her interests. (1) Share with Moriarty Chiropractic what motivates you! Simple? Fast? At-home? At-gym? Maybe some mindfulness? To enrich the exercise effort, inserting mindfulness appears encouraging. Researchers found though that people have misconceptions or no concept of what mindfulness is or how it is valuable to mental and overall health. A recent study looked at the effectiveness of physical activity and mindfulness activities in preventing mental health issues and concluded that it was promising. (2) Moriarty 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 looks for drugs to enhance cognitive function in the aging folks, researchers have also listed nutrition, diet, probiotics, cognitive training, and physical activity, exercise, even dancing – ballroom, aerobic and Latin - as being beneficial. (3) Significant motivators can be healthy lifestyle behaviors combined with chiropractic care. Treating and alleviating chronic pain – linked to reduced brain gray matter and impaired cognitive function - was found to bring back normal brain function. (4) That is what Moriarty Chiropractic does: treat chronic pain with chiropractic care incorporating spinal manipulation.
OLDER FOLKS AND YOUNG KIDS
Curious researchers took on the question of older adults’ goals, motivations, and self-determination motivators to follow a healthy lifestyle and do things to support that lifestyle like exercise and eating well. Factors like personality and goal-setting habits were proposed as influencers. (5) Even in kids, researchers saw that behaviors like breakfast eating, exercise, and sleep patterns influenced their healthy lifestyle. Foregoing breakfast in the morning – 11% of kids in a recent study did this – was associated with sleep duration, bedtime, and physical activity. 9.5% of kids said they had poor sleep. 24.9% slept less than the suggested 9 hours. Girls were not as physically active. Sad news: Such less-than-healthy habits worsened children’s hand-eye coordination and attention. Positive] news: Better sleep quality bettered their reaction time in a visual attention test. (6) Moriarty Chiropractic is here to help you make better choices, temper expectations, and make beneficial healthy lifestyle goals.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Douglas Pettit on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes chiropractic care for back pain due to a disc herniation with Cox® Technic on The Cox8 Table.
Make your Nashua chiropractic appointment now. A new year. A new resolution. Adding exercise as a new, healthy behavior will likely boost your health, sleep quality, cognition, and more.