Active living is important for your health and well-being, no matter what your age - but it can be vital for older adults.

Being active and mobile can help prevent many chronic conditions that can impact you as you age. Even moderate exercise can contribute to your body’s balance and bone strength, which is why it’s never too late to start exercising.

By incorporating exercise into your daily routine, you can help prevent loss of bone mass, restore and build endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility.

Active living is important for your health and well being no matter what you age - but vital in older adults. Let Adelaide Clinic help keep you moving and enjoy your life.

Healthy Aging
Staying Active; Staying Strong

In Canada, the average life expectancy is increasing and is reported as 80 for males and 84 for females; however, are Canadians living full, active and healthy lives as they age? In reality, active living is crucial for healthy aging, maintenance of quality of life and independence. Preserving fitness and mobility can help prevent and manage chronic conditions that too frequently impact seniors. In fact, even a moderate level of physical activity can improve balance, endurance and bone strength.

3 Key Ways to Healthy Aging

Social Activity

Some people might not draw a correlation between being social and mortality, but finding social connectedness—through friends, family, religious activities, or shared hobbyists—has been connected to longevity. In a study of aging men, those who lacked social support or involvement were found to be at a greater risk of serious illness and death, often as a result of stroke or cardiovascular diseases

Productive Activity

Productivity is relative, but, in this context, it can be broadly defined as “any activities, paid or unpaid, which produce goods or services or contribute to the public good.”1 That means whether you’re volunteering or being paid, participating in productive types of work protects you against dementia and cognitive decline. It’s also tied to living longer. One of the possible reasons for this benefit is feeling useful to others.

Physical Activity

This probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but physical activity is good for you. Aging is often associated with less participation in physical activities once enjoyed, which leads to being more sedentary (which is tied to increased disability, illnesses, and mortality). In aging men, physical activity has been observed to reduce the overall risk of diseases, improve muscle strength and stamina, reduce symptoms of depression, and benefit overall health and well-being both mentally and physically.

Another benefit of physical activity in aging men is that it helps prevent the loss of muscle mass and function.

Health is like money,
We never have a true idea of it's value until we lose it.

Josh Billings

Sedentary activities are not only bad for your physical health, they can also be detrimental to one’s brain.

Engaging in more stimulating leisure or social activities are a great start to keeping your brain in shape. This is because when you actively engage the brain, more cells can be produced, as well as the connections between them. When the body has more brain cells on reserve, research suggests that this may be able to help reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. While more research is needed in this area of study, there are other health benefits to keeping your brain active—like boosting your memory and cognitive function—that are worth keeping in mind.

Did you know...

Your chiropractor can help you with your arthritic pain.

Manual therapy and specific exercises can
help manage your symptoms.

How can Adelaide Clinic Help You?

Chiropractic treatments adjust the musculoskeletal (MSK) system, which plays an important role in maintaining health and independence as we age. Also, to manage chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease our bodies requires a healthy MSK system to stay active and mobile. What we know that the prevalence of MSK conditions tend to increase with age as 25% of people over the age of 60 report significant disability and pain due to osteoarthritis.

Our treatments can help you with:

  • Pain Management
  • Increase in range of motion and function
  • Decrease progression of degeneartion in the joints
  • Correct posture
  • Increase balance
  • Reduce risk of falls

Let Adelaide Clinic help you keep moving.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

Maya Angelou