I’m proudly from Utah, and I’ve always had one foot firmly planted in the Bay Area in California as I lived and practiced there for 15 years. That’s why I’m delighted to present to you that Utah and Coastal California has the very best in life expectancy.
Take a good hard look at how our American West comes out on top for life expectancy. We’re living longer and we are living healthier. I’m sure we are living happier too.
Let’s take a closer look by traveling back in time to 1998 in the American West.
And then 2000, which doesn’t seem like that long ago.
Now the most recent data in 2009. Utah on top!
I like to think that chiropractic care is an excellent choice for increasing your quality of life if we are all going to be living longer. Just this morning I saw an older man trying to walk a parking lot with a foot drop and a brace for a foot drop in his right foot. That sort of thing is from a choked nerve in his low back, and I thought to myself, “this guy is not a chiropractic patient.” Or, if he is a chiropractic patient, he probably waited until the last minute to do something about it, and he didn’t follow through with recommendations. Too bad. If he had regular chiropractic care, he would have caught the insidious onset of a pinched nerve in his low back, and would have had it corrected early.
If we are all going to be living longer, we need to be more proactive with our diet, exercise, mental function, and our positive outlook on life. Chiropractic care is an important part of this.
Todd Lloyd, DC
Chiropractic physician in Salt Lake City, UT