Is 50 the new 40?
If 50 years of age is the new 40, it can only be if you keep the spine and nervous system of a 40 year old! With our attendance at the Over 50’s show at the end of November what are the benefits of chiropractic in this age group? It is also timely to look at the benefits to spending money and effort on preventative health such as maintenance chiropractic as the climate in Spain and beyond is resulting in tighter scrutiny of how we handle our finances and spend on our health. Should we stop the gym membership, buying expensive but healthier foods and chiropractic maintenance/wellness visits and just keep our money for those health emergencies?
The answer is not complex. Preventive care is inexpensive long-term care because it protects your future health, by creating health now. Medical and pharmaceutical advances have only had a small effect on our overall health. In fact, 25 of the 30 years added to life expectancy in the past century are due to advances in preventive and public health. Bottom line, health is all about your lifestyle!
So what about chiropractic? A US study found Chiropractic patients receiving maintenance care, when compared with US citizens of the same age, spent only 31% of the national average for health care services and reported a 50% reduction in medical provider visits. The health habits of patients receiving maintenance care were better overall than the general population, including decreased use of nonprescription drugs. Furthermore, 95.8% believed their chiropractic care to be either “considerably” or “extremely” valuable.
The specific benefits of chiropractic on those who are getting older are numerous, so we will only list what some latest studies show:
Elderly are relieved of their pain, and so able to enjoy life more, sleep better and do more activities.
Increased range of motion of the spine and limbs: being able to bend down to lift up their grandchildren, or play golf...well.
Improved balance: feeling confident to walk up and down stairs, and less fear of a fall and reduced risk of fracture. This is a significant problem as we start to age.
Joint deterioration is reduced: less arthritis and slow or stop accelerated aging. Keep younger longer.
We have a great promotional offer at our stand at the Over 50’s show in Estapona on 26th and 27th November. If you would like to get your posture assessed or know someone who has been considering chiropractic this is a great way to learn more about how you can have better health and a better life with Chiropractic. See you at the Over 50’s show!
Changes at Marbella Chiropractic
One year has now passed since I arrived in Marbella, and we have a new mission statement to go with the continual evolution of Marbella Chiropractic, which we would love to share with you.
To give those in the community of Marbella and beyond the greatest opportunity to make the best health and lifestyle choices for a lifetime through the understanding that as long as there’s optimal nerve supply, even in an ever changing and stressful environment we can have health and live life to the fullest.
True to our mission statement a great way to learn more about your health, how to get well and stay well quicker and with less cost, and also learn some valuable spinal exercises it to attend our health talk. It is held at least twice a month, on Thursday evenings. It is an enlightening and enjoyable evening.
Our Facebook page is an extension of our mission statement. We regularly post articles and videos to do with health and personal development as well as chiropractic. It is a great resource for those interested in their health and wanting to learn more about wellness and live holistically. If you haven’t found us on Facebook please ‘like’ Marbella Chiropractic. We are easy to find, search ‘Marbella Chiropractic’. We also keep our opening hours posted there, an easy way to check our hours over Christmas and New Year.
We also want to take this opportunity to introduce Silvia. Silvia has taken over from Ria, who we are sad to see go. We wish her the best for the future as she moves into the next phase of her life.
Silvia’s from Madrid and is a fully qualified nutritionist. She is very much into preventative health and chiropractic. We appreciate your patience while we go through the transition in the clinic and we know you will enjoy having her around.
See you at the Over 50s show this weekend!