Call Us at 706-922-7746

Augusta Exercises Benefit Makes it a Good Resolution for All

January 03, 2023

New Year. New Resolutions. A good one is exercise more. Exercise benefits young and old alike, boosting cognition, health, sleep quality, etc.. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic trusts that including Augusta exercise to your way of life is an advantageous behavior that ultimately enhances your life. Let’s get moving!


Culture can be supportive 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 reminding researchers and ultimately us clinicians to tailor exercise to the patient and his/her interests. (1) Tell Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic what motivates you! Simple? Fast? At-home? Out of the house? Maybe some mindfulness? To boost the exercise effort, inserting mindfulness appears encouraging. Researchers found though that many have misconceptions or no concept of what mindfulness is or how it is helpful to mental and overall health. One study looked at the effectiveness of physical activity and mindfulness activities in preventing mental health issues and decided that it was promising. (2) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic appreciates those types 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 described nutrition, diet, probiotics, cognitive training, and physical activity, exercise, even Latin, ballroom, and aerobic dancing as being beneficial. (3) Significant motivators can be healthy lifestyle behaviors combined with chiropractic care. Treating and relieving chronic pain – associated with decreased brain gray matter and impaired cognitive function - was found to restore normal brain function. (4) That’s what Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 do things 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 affected their healthy lifestyle. Not eating 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 said they had poor sleep. 24.9% did not sleep more than the recommended 9 hours. Girls were less physically active. Sad news: Such less-than-healthy habits impaired children’s hand-eye coordination and attention. Good] news: Better sleep quality bettered their reaction time in a visual attention exam. (6) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is here to help you make better choices, temper expectations, and make beneficial healthy lifestyle goals.

CONTACT Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic

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

Augusta exercise image of young and older people as part of chiropractic plan