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Vancouver Exercises Benefit Makes it a Good Resolution for All

New Year. New Resolutions. A good one is exercise more. Exercise is beneficial for young and old alike, increasing cognition, health, sleep quality, and more. Vancouver Disc Centers trusts that adding Vancouver exercise to your daily life is a positive behavior that enhances your life in due course. Let’s get moving!


Culture can be encouraging of physical activity…or not. Researchers studied a variety of 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 customize exercise to the patient and his/her influences. (1) Vancouver Disc Centers has to find out what motivates you! Simple? Fast? At-home? Out of the house? Maybe some mindfulness? To enhance the exercise effort, adding mindfulness appears promising. Researchers found though that many have misconceptions or no concept of what mindfulness is or how it is valuable 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 was promising. (2) Vancouver Disc Centers appreciates those kinds of benefits!


A pill maybe?! None of us would confess to wanting a pill to be physically fit…or would we? Of course not! As the pharmacological world investigates new drugs to enhance cognitive function in the aging folks, researchers have also listed nutrition, diet, probiotics, cognitive training, and physical activity, exercise, even dancing – ballroom, aerobic and Latin - as being beneficial. (3) Significant motivators can be healthy lifestyle behaviors combined with chiropractic care. Treating and relieving chronic pain – associated with reduced brain gray matter and impaired cognitive function - was observed to bring back normal brain function. (4) That is what Vancouver Disc Centers does: treat chronic pain with chiropractic care incorporating spinal manipulation.


Curious researchers tackled the question of older adults’ goals, motivations, and self-determination motivators to lead a healthy lifestyle and participate in activities to support that lifestyle like exercise and eating well. Factors like personality and goal-setting habits were proposed as influencers. (5) Even in kids, researchers saw that behaviors like breakfast eating, exercise, and sleep patterns influenced their healthy lifestyle. Skipping breakfast in the morning – 11% of kids in one study did this – was associated with sleep duration, bedtime, and physical activity. 9.5% of kids reported poor sleep. 24.9% slept less than the recommended 9 hours. Girls were not as physically active. Sad news: Such less-than-healthy habits impaired children’s hand-eye coordination and attention. Positive] news: Better sleep quality improved reaction time in a visual attention test. (6) Vancouver Disc Centers is here to help you make better choices, temper expectations, and make beneficial healthy lifestyle goals.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Douglas Pettit on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares chiropractic care for back pain due to a disc herniation with Cox® Technic on The Cox8 Table.

Make your Vancouver chiropractic appointment soon. A new year. A new resolution. Adding exercise as a new, healthy behavior will likely boost your health, sleep quality, cognition, and more.

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