Sandy Springs Exercises Benefit Makes it a Good Resolution for All

New Year. New Resolutions. A good one is exercise more. Exercise benefits young and old alike, boosting cognition, health, sleep quality, etc.. Cross Chiropractic Center trusts that including Sandy Springs exercise to your way of life is an advantageous behavior that ultimately enhances your life. Let’s get moving!


Culture can be encouraging of physical activity…or not. Researchers evaluated various motivators for physical activity and exercise. Since being physically active is a result of self-determination, they detailed the combination of autonomy, competence, ego, task, and relatedness of these in the motivation to exercise. American subjects were more autonomous, task oriented, and physically active than Turkish subjects telling researchers and ultimately us clinicians to adapt exercise to the patient and his/her influences. (1) Cross Chiropractic Center has to find out what motivates you! Simple? Fast? At-home? At-gym? Maybe some mindfulness? To enrich the exercise effort, inserting mindfulness appears hopeful. Researchers found though that people have misconceptions or no concept of what mindfulness is or how it is beneficial to mental and overall health. One study looked at the effectiveness of physical activity and mindfulness activities in averting mental health issues and concluded that it held promise. (2) Cross Chiropractic Center appreciates those types of benefits!


A pill maybe?! None of us would confess to wanting a pill to be physically fit…or would we? No! As the pharmacological world looks for drugs to improve cognitive function in the aging folks, researchers have also reported on nutrition, diet, probiotics, cognitive training, and physical activity, exercise, even dancing – ballroom, aerobic and Latin - as being beneficial. (3) Great motivators can be healthy lifestyle behaviors mixed with chiropractic care. Treating and easing chronic pain – linked to reduced brain gray matter and impaired cognitive function - was found to restore normal brain function. (4) That is what Cross Chiropractic Center does: treat chronic pain with chiropractic care incorporating spinal manipulation.


Curious researchers took on the question of older adults’ goals, motivations, and self-determination motivators to follow a healthy lifestyle and participate in activities to support that lifestyle like exercising and eating well. Factors like personality and goal-setting habits were suggested influencers. (5) Even in kids, researchers noted that behaviors like breakfast eating, exercise, and sleep patterns affected their healthy lifestyle. Foregoing breakfast in the morning – 11% of kids in one study did this – was linked to sleep duration, bedtime, and physical activity. 9.5% of kids reported poor sleep. 24.9% did not sleep more than the suggested 9 hours. Girls were not as physically active. Bad news: Such unhealthy habits lessened children’s hand-eye coordination and attention. Positive] news: Better sleep quality improved reaction time in a visual attention exam. (6) Cross Chiropractic Center is here to help you make better choices, temper expectations, and make beneficial healthy lifestyle goals.

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Make your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment soon. A new year. A new resolution. Including exercise as a new, healthy behavior will likely enhance your health, sleep quality, cognition, and more.

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