Dr Braxton Turnage
Dr Julie Kowaleski

Doctors of Chiropractic (USA)

21 Peachester Rd
Beerwah QLD 4519

e. admin@adjusttolife.com.au

ph. (07) 5494 0499

 
 

Protect your mobility

Mobility — the ability to move purposefully around your environment — is vitally important to health and well-being.

 

Nearly one-third to one-half of adults ages 65 and older experience impaired mobility. At first, it may not seem like a big deal — many people with impaired mobility learn to just move a little more slowly and a little more deliberately. But as the issue progresses, some people become reliant on a cane or walker – or stop getting out all together as it’s too much of a struggle.

 

That's why it's important to intervene to either prevent future mobility impairments or reduce existing ones. But taking impaired mobility "lying down" can cause your health to spiral downward. As you move less, pounds may start to creep on. You might withdraw from social relationships and activities that challenge you mentally. Exercise may become difficult, and lack of activity can worsen many health problems. This cycle of physical, emotional, and mental decline further restricts mobility.

 

For most people, the ability to rely on their own bodies, skills, and mental agility is a crucial part of living a satisfying life. Having full mobility helps you fully engage with the world and fosters a sense of self-sufficiency that can help you live independently well into your later years.

 

To protect your mobility and keep moving through a satisfying life, the best course of action is to recognize and admit that your mobility is not what it could be, and then develop a plan of action to improve it. One of the biggest obstacles we have, especially men, is admitting that we are not physically strong as we once were. Once we accept that changes need to be made, the first step has been taken. Then, simply take the next steps. Activities may include going for a daily walk or swim following by several minutes of stretching. The important part is this – our mobility is important and worth investing time and energy in maintaining. If you feel you have already let yourself go too long, visit a musculoskeletal therapist to help you get back on track. It’s never to late to work on your health!

 

New Patients Welcome - phone our Beerwah office on 07 5494 0499.
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