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Chiropractic Advice on Healthy Aging

By Brandi Goodman  

Healthy Aging Month in September encourages everyone to understand the importance of healthy habits as they get older. Your body goes through many changes as you age. Healthy habits help ensure those changes don't get the best of you and you can still remain as young and well as possible in both looks and stamina. Chiropractic advice can help with these goals.

Get Regular Chiropractic

One of the best things you can do for yourself is to get regular chiropractic care. This type of care is preventative -- helping to discover underlying issues before they become a bigger problem. It can also help keep your joints strong and limber, so you don't experience such severe stiffness and soreness. Balance can be maintained, and blood circulation improved. 

Maintain an Exercise Routine

No matter your age, you can engage in exercise that benefits your mind and body. You may just need to find an option that works for you. Water aerobics is great for people of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels. You can join a beginner's class that helps you learn some basic moves that get your joints stretched and feeling good in the water. Water is beneficial for exercise because it takes pressure off the joints and works every muscle group at once -- without excess sweating. 

Wear Supportive Shoes

The shoes you wear can play a role in how you feel. If you're wearing ill-fitting shoes that are tight on your feet, you may find yourself more likely to experience pain. If your shoes are too big, you're bound to trip over them. You need supportive shoes that help keep you on your feet. Your balance may already be off as you get older. Finding stable shoes that help keep you on your feet is important.

Keep Your Brain Engaged

It's also important that you keep your brain engaged. There's no limit on learning. Just because your school days are behind you doesn't mean you can't still learn a thing or two. Engaging your mind regularly and learning new things can actually help stave off mental decline. Find a new activity to try, take a class you've always wanted to do, or at least spend every day completing puzzles, games, and the like.

Chiropractic care and advice are equally beneficial to healthy aging. You always need to engage in healthy habits and push the unhealthy ones away so you can keep your mind sharp and your body feeling great. Use the month of September to learn about healthy aging and good habits -- and continue what you've learned in all the months thereafter. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Asheville, N.C.

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