Research Says Mid-40s Group Can Catch Up With Health
By Sandy Schroeder
Most of us feel fairly invincible in our 20s and 30s, but by the time we reach our 40s we may wish we had exercised more. Now researchers say we can remedy the situation simply by jumping back into the game.
New Research Has Good News
JAMA Network Open carried a recent study that found exercising in one's 40s and 50s may achieve a similar longevity to those who started earlier.
An AARP study showed people who started exercising when they were younger reduced their risk of early death by 36 percent. They also lowered their risk of heart disease by 43 percent and their risk of cancer by 16 percent.
Start Catching Up Now
Start gradually and check with your doctor before tackling new exercise routines. Then do whatever you can to make exercise a part of your daily life. Start with this formula.
Do 30-minute moderate workouts - Fit in two to three sessions weekly.
Add high-intensity aerobics - Fit in at least one high-intensity aerobics workout each week.
Do an hour of moderate activity - Schedule at least one long 60-minute session of cycling, tennis, walking or dancing.
Add a strength-training workout - Make sure your week includes one set of strength training exercises.
Let Chiropractic Help
As you pull your workouts together to get back on track, chiropractic may be the perfect resource to support your efforts.
The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you staffs a wellness center that helps individuals find the best answers for pain, health and fitness.
Your chiropractor will start where you are to help you get active, stay active, and balance everything with chiropractic support.
A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may ease aches and pains, while it provides more energy, relaxation, awareness and alertness. Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may keep the benefits coming, and allow time to work on any other issues that come up. Your kids may need some sports tips. Your spouse may need time out from stress, and you may need some workspace reviews or work schedule tips.
Time for the kids - Set up individual health profiles and spend a little time reviewing safety tips on the field for school sports.
Time for your spouse - A chiropractic session topped off with meditation, yoga or tai chi may put stress in its place.
Time for seniors - If you have a senior at your house, chiropractic can help them deal with sciatic or arthritic pain and improve their balance skills.
When you are ready to get started, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic. Affordable personal healthcare plans eliminate the hassle of insurance and weekend and evening hours simplify visits. No appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.