"If you don't keep going, you're gonna die." How’s that for a
title to a paper?! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa was even startled a bit,
but it is true. No matter your age, your pain, your life plan, we all
have to keep moving forward! This is never more true
for middle- to older-age West Des Moines back and neck pain sufferers. Fortunately,
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is here to help.
ANTI-AGING EXERCISE BENEFITS
We all start looking for anti-aging
benefits at a certain age! One set of researchers wrote
that regular exercise has multi-system anti-aging effects and recommended more research to gain knowledge of just how molecular
mediators of exercise benefits work in older folks rather
than just turning to pharmaceuticals. (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa wholeheartedly agrees! Walking is amazing!
This a terrific message for all West Des Moines pain
BENEFICIAL DAILY EXERCISE STEPS
Take a walking stroll each day with a goal of
7000 steps. Why? Research. 2,110 black and white men and women and their
steps-per-day counts were investigated. They wore
an accelerometer from 2005 to 2006 and then were followed for a
mean of 10.8 years. Their stats were examined in 2020 and 2021
to see what, if any, association was made between steps-per-day
and all-mortality death risk. This study was a portion of the larger
CARDIA (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults) study.
Steps-taken-per-day were defined as “low” (less than 7000),
“moderate” (7000-9999) and “high” (more than 10,000). Stepping intensity –
stepping rate – played a role, too. Moderate/high step rate was associated
with a reduced risk of mortality in black and
white women and men in middle-age who took 7000 steps or more a
day compared with those who took less. (2) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa sees
how walking helps – 7000 steps or not – and urges
West Des Moines chiropractic patients to take walks as best
they can. Any walk will do!
EXERCISE HELPS COPING WITH PAIN
How do most West Des Moines back pain patients deal
with chronic low back pain? Some of the things people may say or
feel are these:
- I feel helpless because nothing works.
- I feel down and depressed.
- I distantly wish for an end to it.
- I accept the reality of my pain.
- The pain stays, I keep going.
What about you? There is no right or
wrong answer. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa sees them all! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is here to help. We meet each back pain sufferer
– old or young, active or inactive – where each one is. We build a
treatment plan together. The researchers who formulated the
above basic 5 categories of how sufferers manage
chronic low back pain recognized how pain influences
life. (3) So does Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. Visiting our
West Des Moines chiropractic office is a positive step toward perseverance in managing pain and enjoying life!
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Shawn
Nelson on The Back Doctors
Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his use of
Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction helped a patient return to a desired quality
of life while managing the leg and foot pain
numbness she had.
Make your West Des Moines
chiropractic appointment today. We are ready to
help you keep moving, better manage your pain, and
enjoy life fully!