Chiropractic Tip: Exercise to Keep the Brain Young
By Sandy Schroeder
Staying young in mind and body is a wise goal no matter where we are on the age charts. As we move through our 30s, 40s, or beyond, lost keys or a forgotten task may trigger fears of Alzheimer’s.
Harvard Health researchers reassure us brief memory lapses are normal, but staying physically active may slow down or even prevent brain function decline.
Keep Moving to Think Better
Research suggests just an hour of moderate daily exercise is a much better choice than camping out on the couch. You don’t have to run a marathon. Just keep moving.
- Skip the elevator and take the stairs
- If you sit at work, get up and move around each hour
- Garden, trim the bushes or clean out the garage
- Walk or bike more and drive less
- Get outside every day to walk, run or jog
Take Steps to Keep the Brain Healthy
- Don’t smoke
- Get enough sleep
- Check medications for possible memory symptoms
- Limit alcohol
- Dial stress way back
- Treat high blood pressure
How Your Chiropractor Can Help
Find out why chiropractic may be one of the best health and wellness resources to protect the brain and the body. If you feel like you are losing your edge, stop by The Joint Chiropractic to see how their wellness clinics work.
When you come in, your chiropractor will explain how spinal health connects with the mind. The spine houses the central nervous system that controls the brain-to-body network that our bodies depend on to function. When the spine is healthy, the brain may be too.
A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may relieve pain and generate an overall wellness that delivers clearer thinking, more energy, and less stress. Wellness is unique to each individual, but weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may be just right to keep the body and the brain moving forward.
Fresh mental energy may be a blessing at home and at work. I have watched many individuals go from slow to fast when they discovered chiropractic wellness. They were often the first ones on the job, and the last to leave. At home they spent more time with their family, and less time in front of the TV.
If you are ready to sample chiropractic wellness, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Affordable personal healthcare packages and plans eliminate the hassle of insurance. Weekend and evening hours make visits easy to do, and walk-in visits are welcome.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Tampa, Fla.