“Life is about movement - everything that is alive moves.”
What a great thing to realize!
No matter your age, you have
to move. As you grow older, you have to move more (than
you may want)! Life equals motion. Motion equals life. Researchers are really putting out
some amazing information on this fact that will motivate
us all (and our cherished family members!) to exercise so that we can all grow old and grow old(er)
gracefully. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation and our Tonawanda chiropractic patients will all grow old better working together, exercising, moving, and meeting at the office for gentle Cox® treatment!
BED REST AND MOBILITY
Bed rest isn’t always best! It may be less
frightening than moving and be even a bit
soothing. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation will give you that! If
you have ever been hospitalized, you know there’s a
lot of bed rest, maybe even too much for your liking! A study of patients in an
acute care hospital ward uncovered information that inpatient
mobility was low despite their individual capabilities and desires to move. (1) It’s vital to keep acute patients - and those with new bouts of back pain and/or neck pain, too - moving to get them better! Beneficially, acutely hospitalized older
patients enhanced their muscle strength and power while they
were in the hospital following a personalized
multicomponent exercise program that incorporated power
training in as little as 3 days! (2) In a review of the good that exercise offers for frail older adults,
researchers emphasized the importance of preserving
functional abilities for those who want to grow old gracefully.
They further stressed that exercise and physical activity are good
for the prevention of falls, hospital stays, enriched
cognition, etc. Exercises from power training (yes – power training for older
folks!) to resistance training, balance exercises, aerobic training, walking,
etc. (3) Mobility is part of keeping frailty away, and
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation encourages that!
FRAILTY AND MOBILITY
Those of us over 65 years old are said to be more susceptible to frailty, increasing our risk of several adverse health issues, both cognitive
and physical. The desire we all have is that frailty is alterable.
Researchers have analyzed this issue by appraising
published studies on this topic of frailty reversal. Fortunately,
56.7% of the papers proposed that it is reversible (returning
a person who is frail/severely frail to a state of being ‘pre-frail’ or just
mildly so). (4) Those are hopeful
outcomes! One study said that frail and even “pre” frail older
patients demonstrated better physical performance and function after
a short (6 week) facility-based exercise program that
involved a walking-based high intensity interval training. 64% improved
their frailty rating. Particularly, muscle power went up
by 47%, muscle strength rose 34%, and aerobic capacity rose
19%. (5) And other advantages with physical
activity in general: energy and a better emotional state! Frailty and aging tend to decrease energy levels and stated
fatigue and emotional distress. Moving and physical activity has been reported
to fight those feelings in older women as well as extend
life expectancy and reduce some negative effects of a
sedentary lifestyle. (6) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation thinks you will
concur that these are beneficial!
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Tom Menendez on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
details the effective gentle
protocols of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management in treating the elderly.
Schedule your Tonawanda chiropractic
appointment soon. You’re alive. What a wonderful fact!
Celebrate that with some movement.