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Smart Ways to Live Longer and Stronger at 30 or 40

By Sandy Schroeder

When every day is busier than the last one, it can be hard to project, but there is one move for the future that you should make right now. Start wherever you are, at 30, 40, or 50, and make strength fitness a part of every day.

Harvard Health doctors and scientists tell us staying strong can be the difference between an active longer life and a shorter less mobile one.

Your Chiropractor Can Help

As you lay out the groundwork to stay strong, The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you can help you pull it all together. The Joint’s doctors of chiropractic help everyone from teens to seniors hit their high points in heath, wellness and fitness every day.

It’s easy to overlook strength training as we walk, bike or workout, but strength training becomes more crucial with each passing year to maintain our daily routines. At 30 you might notice some loss of muscle strength as you go on to lose about 25 percent by age 70. Aerobics may be inspirational, but strength training will provide the backup that makes a healthy, active retirement possible.

Decide Where You Are

When you see your chiropractor, you can figure out where you are, and where you need to be. Your chiropractor will explain how your spinal health can impact your overall health, and a gentle targeted spinal adjustment may be used to evaluate your spinal health and create a new sense of well-being

Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may be the best platform to keep you at your peak and help you work on your strength training.

Check with your doctor for approval on the right strength training exercises. Then consider launching a beginner’s strength-building daily workout that takes about 20 minutes of effort and usually produces results in four to eight weeks.

What It Works Out to Be

To do strength training you have several choices. You can use resistance elastic bands to create tension to tone legs and arms, free weights, or weighted ankle cuffs and vests. Yoga is another way to go, using your body weight and gravity to build your strength and balance and release stress.

Take a minute to see what is right for you, and then get started with a visit to The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Find out about their affordable personal healthcare plans and convenient weekend and evening hours. Walk-in visits are welcome and no appointments are needed. See you there.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Austin, Tex.

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