Georgetown Exercises Benefit Makes it a Good Resolution for All

January 03, 2023

New Year. New Resolutions. A good one is to exercise more. Exercise benefits young and old alike, increasing cognition, health, sleep quality, etc.. Dr. Butwell has confidence that including Georgetown exercise to your lifestyle is a positive behavior that enhances your life in due course. Let’s get moving!


Culture can be supportive of physical activity…or not. Researchers analyzed a variety of motivators for physical activity and exercise. Since being physically active is an act of self-determination, they described 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 customize exercise to the patient and his/her interests. (1) Dr. Butwell has to find out what motivates you! Simple? Fast? At-home? At-gym? Maybe some mindfulness? To boost the exercise effort, inserting mindfulness appears hopeful. Researchers found though that people have misconceptions or no concept of what mindfulness is or how it is helpful to mental and overall health. One study analyzed the effectiveness of physical activity and mindfulness activities in averting mental health issues and concluded that it was promising. (2) Dr. Butwell 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 improve cognitive function in the aging folks, researchers have also listed nutrition, diet, probiotics, cognitive training, and physical activity, exercise, even dancing – ballroom, aerobic and Latin - as being beneficial. (3) Significant motivators can be healthy lifestyle behaviors combined with chiropractic care. Treating and alleviating chronic pain – related to reduced brain gray matter and impaired cognitive function - was observed to restore normal brain function. (4) That’s what Dr. Butwell does: treat chronic pain with chiropractic care incorporating spinal manipulation.


Curious researchers took on the question of older adults’ goals, motivations, and self-determination motivators to lead a healthy lifestyle and participate in things to support that lifestyle like exercise and eating well. Factors like personality and goal-setting habits were suggested influencers. (5) Even in kids, researchers observed 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% slept less than the recommended 9 hours. Girls were not as physically active. Sad news: Such unhealthy habits lessened children’s hand-eye coordination and attention. Good] news: Better sleep quality enhanced reaction time in a visual attention test. (6) Dr. Butwell 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 shares chiropractic care for back pain due to a disc herniation with Cox® Technic on The Cox8 Table.

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

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