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Ashburn Exercises Benefit Makes it a Good Resolution for All

New Year. New Resolutions. A good one is to exercise more. Exercise benefits young and old alike, boosting cognition, health, sleep quality, and more. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn has confidence that including Ashburn 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 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) Tell Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn what motivates you! Simple? Fast? At-home? At-gym? Maybe some mindfulness? To enhance the exercise effort, inserting mindfulness appears hopeful. Researchers found though that many have misconceptions or no concept of what mindfulness is or how it is valuable to mental and overall health. A recent study examined the effectiveness of physical activity and mindfulness activities in averting mental health issues and decided that it held promise. (2) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn appreciates those types of benefits!


A pill maybe?! None of us would admit wanting to take a pill to be physically fit…or would we? No! As the pharmacological world investigates new drugs to improve cognitive function in the aging folks, researchers have also described nutrition, diet, probiotics, cognitive training, and physical activity, exercise, even Latin, ballroom, and aerobic dancing as being valuable. (3) Important motivators can be healthy lifestyle behaviors combined with chiropractic care. Treating and alleviating chronic pain – linked to decreased brain gray matter and impaired cognitive function - was observed to restore normal brain function. (4) That is what Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn does: treat chronic pain with chiropractic care featuring 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 noted that behaviors like breakfast eating, exercise, and sleep patterns affected their healthy lifestyle. Foregoing breakfast in the morning – 11% of kids in a recent 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 recommended 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) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is here to help you make better choices, temper expectations, and make beneficial healthy lifestyle goals.

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Schedule your Ashburn 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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