Mobility problems are a major issue for older adults today, and with the Baby Boomer population approaching retirement, it’s important to focus on prevention, not just treatment. The ability to move around freely can help people of any age maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle, but what can people do to stop wear-and-tear over time?
Chiropractors can play a big role in not only providing lifestyle guidelines but also in proactively assessing the health of a patient’s nervous system. It’s widely known that lifestyle choices can promote strong bones and facilitate a more active lifestyle. Calcium and vitamin D are both essential for bone growth and retention, while omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin C keep the immune system functioning as it should.
Exercise and stretching can also play a valuable role in spinal health, so practitioners would do well to suggest it as a course of action. An article featured on CNN described the benefits these activities can have.
“Just 10 minutes per day is all you need to perform some simple spine-strengthening exercises. Neck stretches, including bending and extension range-of-motion exercises, are just a series of simple side-to-side, up-and-down and ear-to-shoulder stretches that can dramatically improve the health of the cervical spine,” the source explains.
Another key piece of maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle well into your years is receiving chiropractic adjustments. With the right equipment, these visits can let inform a patient of any nervous-system related issues before they rise to the level of pain, a proactive stance that will result in more thorough and long-lasting spinal health.
After making recommendations regarding exercise regimens, meal planning and other aspects of a healthy lifestyle, chiropractors can help patients monitor their progress toward better well-being with chiropractic equipment from CLA. Our INSiGHT™ scanning system compiles various important metrics, including heart rate variability and paraspinal temperature differential, into one easy-to-understand and track number.
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