Seniors

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These are supposed to be the “golden years” of our lives.

I know many examples of people who are active, at their ideal weight with good muscle mass, who are more busy now than when they were working.  Unfortunately I’ve also seen many examples where retirement dreams have been shattered due to mobility issues, disease and sudden health crisis.

The goal at this stage of life to maintain as much strength, muscle mass and mobility as possible.  By this time, all the supposed “little” things that we’ve done in our lives have added up and we might not be the best specimen of health.  Some things cannot be fixed, just managed, like osteoarthritis.  But a lot still can be helped.

Depending on age, it may be difficult to try and talk someone into considering a stretching program.  For example, my Grandmother grew up at a time where women just did not exercise.

Where do you think the stereotype “fall out of bed and break a hip” comes from?  And the concept of work out clothes and deliberate sweat and pain is completely foreign and unnecessary to her.

So when the high blood pressure, high cholesterol, swollen knees from inactivity came on, she just chalked it up to “old age”, instead of seeing it as a result of neglect and lack of use.

We know that 80% of all diseases have a lifestyle component which means we can do something about it!

Maintaining good mobility and strength should be a priority for everyone but especially now.  We need to fight for every degree of movement as it is nearly impossible to enjoy life when we cannot move.

There are a myriad of conditions that dampen the function of your nervous system.  Chiropractic is here to help you maximize all you can.