I started my last blog post with the line “movement is life”. I also talked about how a lack of mobility and activity can have negative effects on your health. Check out this research that shows how important walking can be. After looking at 9 studies and 34,485 seniors, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that gait speed (how fast you walk) was an effective predictor of life expectancy. Simply put, the faster you normally walk, the longer you live. Want to know more? Continue reading to see what they found.
Movement is life. As we age, people often loose mobility, which leads to a loss of activity and negative effects on our health. Lack of mobility is usually the start of a downward spiral. Look back at my blog post on the Sitting Rising Test (SRT). This research showed a lack of mobility leads to a significant increase in mortality. You can read the post here and try the test yourself. Maintaining mobility and function is therefore an important thing to consider as you age. Chiropractic care is one way to help achieve this. A study at the University of Iowa has found that chiropractic care can help older people stay active and healthy.
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