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Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 have to move. As you get older, you have to move more (than you may desire)! Life is motion. Motion is life. Researchers are really putting out some amazing information on this topic that will motivate us all (and our loved ones!) to exercise so that we can all grow old and grow old(er) gracefully. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc and our Fort Wayne 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 is not always best! It may be less scary than moving and be even a bit calming. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc will give you that! When hospitalized, there’s lots of bed rest, maybe even a bit too much for a patient’s liking! A study of patients in an acute care hospital ward found that inpatient mobility was low despite their individual capacities to move and desires to move. (1) It is so important to keep acute patients - and those with new bouts of back pain and/or neck pain, too - moving so that they can heal! Beneficially, acutely hospitalized older patients improved their muscle strength and power while hospitalized following a personalized multicomponent exercise program that integrated power training in just 3 days! (2) In a review of the benefits of exercise for frail older adults, researchers emphasized the importance of preserving functional abilities for those who want to grow old gracefully. They further emphasized that exercise and physical activity are valuable 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 Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc encourages that!

FRAILTY AND MOBILITY

Those of us over 65 years old are said to be more at risk to frailty, increasing our risk of several undesirable 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 suggested that it is reversible (getting 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 shared that frail and even “pre” frail older patients demonstrated better physical performance and function after a brief (6 week) facility-based exercise routine that included a walking-based high intensity interval training. 64% bettered their frailty rating. Specifically, 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 are more apt to lower energy levels and raise fatigue and emotional distress. Moving and physical activity has been described to combat those feelings in older women as well as extend life expectancy and reduce some negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. (6) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc thinks you will concur 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 describes the effective gentle protocols of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management in treating the elderly.

Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now. You’re alive. What a wonderful thing! Celebrate that with some movement.

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