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Colorado Springs Exercises Benefit Makes it a Good Resolution for All

New Year. New Resolutions. A good one is ‘add exercise’. Exercise is good for young and old alike, boosting cognition, health, sleep quality, and more. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR believes including Colorado Springs exercise to your daily life is a positive behavior that ultimately enhances your life. Let’s get moving!

EXERCISE MOTIVATORS

Culture can be encouraging of physical activity…or not. Researchers evaluated a variety of motivators for physical activity and exercise. Since being physically active is an act of self-determination, they detailed the combination 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 tailor exercise to the patient and his/her interests. (1) Share with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR what motivates you! Simple? Fast? At-home? Out of the house? Maybe some mindfulness? To boost the exercise effort, inserting mindfulness appears hopeful. 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 analyzed the effectiveness of physical activity and mindfulness activities in preventing mental health issues and concluded that it was promising. (2) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR appreciates those kinds of benefits!

BENEFITS FOR COGNITION, PAIN RELIEF WITH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

A pill maybe?! None of us would admit wanting to take a pill to be physically fit…or would we? Of course not! As the pharmacological world looks for 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 alleviating chronic pain – associated with reduced brain gray matter and impaired cognitive function - was observed to bring back normal brain function. (4) That is what The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR does: treat chronic pain with chiropractic care incorporating 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 participate in activities 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 affected their healthy lifestyle. Foregoing breakfast in the morning – 11% of kids in one study did this – was linked to 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 less physically active. Bad news: Such less-than-healthy habits impaired children’s hand-eye coordination and attention. Good] news: Better sleep quality improved reaction time in a visual attention test. (6) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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.

Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment soon. A new year. A new resolution. Including exercise as a new, healthy behavior will likely enhance your health, sleep quality, cognition, and more.

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