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Manahawkin Exercises Benefit Makes it a Good Resolution for All

New Year. New Resolutions. A good one is to exercise more. Exercise is good for young and old alike, boosting cognition, health, sleep quality, etc.. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center has confidence that adding Manahawkin exercise to your daily life is a positive behavior that ultimately enhances your life. Let’s get moving!


Culture can be encouraging of physical activity…or not. Researchers analyzed a variety of motivators for physical activity and exercise. Since being physically active is a result of self-determination, they detailed the mix 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 interests. (1) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center has to find out what motivates you! Simple? Fast? At-home? At-gym? Maybe some mindfulness? To boost the exercise effort, adding 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. One study analyzed the effectiveness of physical activity and mindfulness activities in preventing mental health issues and decided that it was promising. (2) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center appreciates those kinds 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 investigates new drugs to improve cognitive function in the aging folks, researchers have also listed nutrition, diet, probiotics, cognitive training, and physical activity, exercise, even Latin, ballroom, and aerobic dancing as being valuable. (3) Great motivators can be healthy lifestyle behaviors mixed with chiropractic care. Treating and relieving chronic pain – related to reduced brain gray matter and impaired cognitive function - was observed to restore normal brain function. (4) That is what Manahawkin Chiropractic Center does: treat chronic pain with chiropractic care featuring spinal manipulation.


Curious researchers took on the question of older adults’ goals, motivations, and self-determination motivators to lead a healthy lifestyle and do 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 observed that behaviors like breakfast eating, exercise, and sleep patterns influenced their healthy lifestyle. Skipping breakfast in the morning – 11% of kids in a recent study did this – was associated with 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 less physically active. Bad news: Such unhealthy habits impaired children’s hand-eye coordination and attention. Positive] news: Better sleep quality bettered their reaction time in a visual attention exam. (6) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center 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 describes chiropractic care for back pain due to a disc herniation with Cox® Technic on The Cox8 Table.

Schedule your Manahawkin chiropractic appointment today. A new year. A new resolution. Adding exercise as a new, healthy behavior will likely enhance your health, sleep quality, cognition, and more.

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