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Want to Age Well & Make Great Choices? See Your Chiropractor


We see it every day, the huge contrast in positive and negative aging. I have seen some of my relatives slide into a slower, more painful, less satisfying situation.

Some of them had made bad choices in diet, smoking and lack of exercise. And aging then became a depressing task. In a few cases they were able to rally and reclaim their hobbies, but it was a real struggle.

On the hand, I have seen other relatives figure it out early and use diet, exercise, regular chiropractic treatment, and active interests to sail right on into their nineties. Those relatives slowed down gradually, but they were alert, active and living in their own homes with some assistance.

The American Chiropractic Association says good genes are part of the puzzle, but chronic illness is not always inevitable. Some aging problems stem from the wrong lifestyle choices.

ACA strongly suggests embracing a positive attitude.

Researchers believe positive emotions may directly affect overall health strengthening the immune system and feeding the spirit with a strong network of support.

I have seen this over and over in my family, as members stayed connected, reaching out to each other and keeping everything going. The actual day to day help, and the reassurance that they are there makes a huge difference.

ACA also recommends staying in touch and stimulating the mind. Volunteer activities, new classes, music, art, and crossword puzzles all work. ACA also recommends managing stress with humor, meditation, exercise and a positive attitude.

Finally, choosing to eat healthy, exercise regularly and see good health providers can make a big difference in aging patterns.

Chiropractic Care Can Help

If you have issues as you age, or just want to improve your techniques and do it right, your chiropractor can be a good source to help improve quality of life.

The initial visit will include a spinal adjustment to evaluate the nervous system. From there the chiropractor will want to review a complete medical history and discuss daily activities. The overall goal will be to help maintain activities and seek pain relief without medications or surgery.

Often, over time visits to the chiropractor can evolve into wellness sessions. There may be help with new diets for weight loss, suggestions for relaxation classes or home exercises, and helpful advice on how to stay active but avoid injury.

If this sounds like a great aging plan, make an appointment today and find out more.


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