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La Grande Exercises Benefit Makes it a Good Resolution for All

New Year. New Resolutions. A good one is exercise more. Exercise benefits young and old alike, boosting cognition, health, sleep quality, etc.. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC trusts that including La Grande exercise to your way of life is an advantageous behavior that enhances your life in due course. Let’s get moving!


Culture can be supportive of physical activity…or not. Researchers analyzed various motivators for physical activity and exercise. Since being physically active is an act of self-determination, they described the mix 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 telling researchers and ultimately us clinicians to customize exercise to the patient and his/her interests. (1) Tell Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC what motivates you! Simple? Fast? At-home? Out of the house? Maybe some mindfulness? To enrich the exercise effort, adding mindfulness appears hopeful. Researchers found though that many have misconceptions or no concept of what mindfulness is or how it is helpful to mental and overall health. A recent study analyzed the effectiveness of physical activity and mindfulness activities in preventing mental health issues and decided that it held promise. (2) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC appreciates those kinds of benefits!


A pill maybe?! None of us would admit wanting to take a pill to be physically fit…or would we? No! As the pharmacological world investigates new drugs to enhance cognitive function in the aging folks, researchers have also described nutrition, diet, probiotics, cognitive training, and physical activity, exercise, even Latin, ballroom, and aerobic dancing as being beneficial. (3) Important motivators can be healthy lifestyle behaviors combined with chiropractic care. Treating and easing chronic pain – associated with reduced brain gray matter and impaired cognitive function - was observed to bring back normal brain function. (4) That’s what Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC does: treat chronic pain with chiropractic care incorporating spinal manipulation.


Curious researchers tackled the question of older adults’ goals, motivations, and self-determination motivators to lead a healthy lifestyle and do things to support that lifestyle like exercise and eating well. Factors like personality and goal-setting habits were proposed as 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 linked to sleep duration, bedtime, and physical activity. 9.5% of kids said they experienced poor sleep. 24.9% did not sleep more than the suggested 9 hours. Girls were less physically active. Sad news: Such less-than-healthy habits worsened children’s hand-eye coordination and attention. Good] news: Better sleep quality enhanced reaction time in a visual attention exam. (6) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC 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 describes chiropractic care for back pain due to a disc herniation with Cox® Technic on The Cox8 Table.

Make your La Grande chiropractic appointment now. A new year. A new resolution. Including exercise as a new, healthy behavior will likely boost your health, sleep quality, cognition, and more.

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