Tuesday, May 17, 2005

American Chiropractic Association Encourages Older Americans to Kick the Sedentary Lifestyle

"ARLINGTON, Va., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and public health officials across the country are using National Public Health Week, April 4-8, to encourage Americans to stay strong and healthy throughout their later years. Although recent federal data report that Americans are living longer, many older Americans continue to suffer from preventable health problems that could be diminished if proactively addressed.

'This week the American Chiropractic Association is encouraging older Americans to make lifestyle changes that will keep themselves strong and healthy,' said ACA President Donald Krippendorf, DC. 'It is never too late to incorporate simple activities that can protect your health and prolong your life.'

Many older Americans are moving away from the traditional model of "disease management" medical care to a new model of preventive care, and chiropractic plays a big role in that shift. Doctors of chiropractic believe that prevention is the key to health and wellness.

In fact, the ACA recently launched a new Web page devoted to Wellness Resources. For more information on ACA's wellness initiative, visit: http://www.acatoday.com/insurance/wellness/ResPatients.shtml. (more)

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