Layden Chiropractic Encourages You to Keep Moving As You AgeSo That You Can Grow Older Gracefully!

“Life is about movement - everything that is alive moves.” (1)

What a great reminder! No matter your age, you really must move. As you grow older, you have to move more (than you may want)! Life is motion. Motion is life. Researchers are really putting out some amazing information on this fact that will motivate us all (and our cherished family members!) to exercise so that we can all grow old and grow old(er) gracefully. Layden Chiropractic and our Plainville chiropractic patients will all grow old better working together, exercising, moving, and meeting at the office for gentle Cox® treatment!


Bed rest is not always best! It may be less frightening than moving and be even a bit comforting. Layden Chiropractic will give you that! If you have ever been hospitalized, you know there is a lot of bed rest, maybe even too much for your liking! A study of patients in an acute care hospital ward uncovered information that inpatient mobility was low despite their individual capabilities and desires to get up and move around. (1) It is vital to keep acute patients - and those with new bouts of back pain and/or neck pain, too - moving to get them better! Beneficially, acutely hospitalized older patients enhanced their muscle strength and power while hospitalized following a personalized multicomponent exercise program that integrated power training in just 3 days! (2) In a review of the benefits of exercise for frail older adults, researchers stressed the value of preserving functional abilities for those who want to grow old gracefully. They further underscored the fact that exercise and physical activity are good for the prevention of falls, hospital stays, improved cognition, etc. Exercises from power training (yes – power training for older folks!) to resistance training, balance exercises, aerobic training, walking, etc. (3) Mobility is part of keeping frailty away, and Layden Chiropractic encourages that!


Those of us over 65 years old are said to be more prone to frailty, amplifying our risk of several adverse health issues, both cognitive and physical. The desire we all have is that frailty is reversible. Researchers have analyzed this issue by appraising published studies on this topic of frailty reversal. Luckily, 56.7% of the papers proposed that it is reversible (returning a person who is frail/severely frail to a state of being just pre-frail or just mildly frail). (4) Those are positive outcomes! One study shared that frail and even “pre” frail older patients showed better physical performance and function following a brief (6 week) facility-based exercise program that included a walking-based high intensity interval training. 64% upped their frailty rating. Particularly, muscle power improved by 47%, muscle strength by 34%, and aerobic capacity rose 19%. (5) And other bonuses with physical activity in general: energy and a better emotional state! Frailty and aging tend to decrease energy levels and increase fatigue and emotional distress. Moving and physical activity has been reported to fight those feelings in older women as well as extend life expectancy and reduce some negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. (6) Layden Chiropractic thinks you will concur that these are positive things!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Tom Menendez on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the effectiveness of the gentle protocols of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management in treating the elderly.

Schedule your Plainville chiropractic appointment today. You’re alive. What a wonderful thing, one to be thankful for by moving!

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