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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

"Growing Old"

We all age, unfortunately growing older is part of life. However, with age comes wisdom so we can't complain too much. I'm sure most of us are happy for the life lessons and experiences that we have had.

An interesting fact about growing older that the American Chiropractic Association reports states that:

"An estimated 4.2 million U.S. residents now fall into the age group of the 85 years and older. Centenarians (those 100 and older) are the fastest-growing sub population of the elderly, and by 2050, according to census projections, 1 million Americans will celebrate their 100th birthdays."
We are all living longer! So, its important that we take care of ourselves. Where should we start?
Here are a few tips:
  1. De-stress! Find time for yourself. Get a massage, take a walk, treat yourself to something nice!
  2. Stimulate your mind. Like anything else, if you don't use it, you will loose it.
  3. Exercise, stretch and stay active. 30 Minutes of physical activity a day is recommended for most adult. (check with your health care provider to see what activities are safe for you).
  4. Get regular health screenings such as blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol evaluations.
  5. Eat a healthy diet. Limit excess sugar, caffeine and empty calories. Add more fruits, vegetables and whole grains to your diet. 
  6. Visit your chiropractor. Chiropractic is a great way to help with low back pain, neck pain, headaches and musculoskeletal issues. Seeing a chiropractor a regular basis can help prevent joint and spinal issues such as degeneration as well as improve your overall function and quality of life. 
To schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors of massage therapists or for more information on chiropractic call (606) 549-4811. 

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