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New Roads Chiropractic Center Encourages You to Keep Moving As You AgeSo That You Can Grow Older Gracefully!

“Life is about movement - everything that is alive moves.” (1)

What a great thing to realize! No matter your age, you really must move. As you age, you have to move more (than you may want)! Life is motion. Motion is life. Researchers are really sharing some great information on this fact that will motivate us all (and our cherished family members!) to move so that we can all grow old and grow old(er) gracefully. New Roads Chiropractic Center and our New Roads chiropractic patients will all grow old better working together, exercising, moving, and meeting at the office for gentle Cox® treatment!


Bed rest is not always best! It may be less scary than moving and be even a bit comforting. New Roads Chiropractic Center will give you that! If you have ever been hospitalized, you know there is 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 is 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 hospitalized following an individualized multicomponent exercise program that integrated power training in just 3 days! (2) In a review of the good that exercise offers for frail older adults, researchers stressed the importance of maintaining functional abilities for those who want to age healthily. They further put emphasis on the fact that exercise and physical activity are effective to prevent of falls, hospital stays, improved 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 New Roads Chiropractic Center encourages it!


Those of us over 65 years old are said to be more susceptible to frailty, amplifying our risk of several adverse health issues, both cognitive and physical. The hope we all have is that frailty is alterable. Researchers have studied this issue by examining 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 promising outcomes! One study said that frail and even “pre” frail older patients showed better physical performance and function following a short (6 week) facility-based exercise program that included a walking-based high intensity interval training. 64% improved their frailty rating. Specifically, muscle power improved by 47%, muscle strength by 34%, and aerobic capacity rose 19%. (5) And other additional benefits with physical activity in general: energy and a better emotional state! Frailty and aging are more apt to lower energy levels and stated fatigue and emotional distress. Moving and physical activity has been described to contend with those feelings in older women as well as increase life expectancy and cut back on some negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. (6) New Roads Chiropractic Center thinks you will agree that these are positive things!

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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 older patient.

Make your New Roads chiropractic appointment now. You’re alive. What a wonderful fact, one to be thankful for by moving!

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