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Kids’ Screen Time & Physical Activity In Older Adults

CF 294: Kids’ Screen Time & Physical Activity In Older Adults

Today we’re going to talk about Kids’ Screen Time & Physical Activity In Older Adults

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We’re the fun kind of research. Not the stuffy, high-brow, look down your nose at people kind of research. We’re research talk over a couple of beers.

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On the personal end of things…..

I just got back from a pretty incredible weekend with my wife. Our anniversary was a couple of weeks ago and her birthday was this last weekend so we kind of combined it all into a reason to have a trip. We went to Savannah, Georgia and Charleston South Carolina.

We flew out on Thursday to Savannah first. We went and saw the Savannah bananas play ball on Friday night and I just have to tell you if you don’t know anything about them just go to Facebook or TikTok. I think on TikTok they have 7.5 million followers which is more than any major league baseball team has. and they have that many followers for a reason. They are absolutely hilarious. It’s kind of like the Harlem Globetrotters of baseball.

And it wasn’t a three ring circus. It was a ten ring circus. And just a total blast from start to finish. If you get the chance, I highly recommend going to see the Savannah bananas. We did that and then kicked around Savannah for a day or so and then make the 2 1/2 hour drive over to Charleston on Saturday. Train is one of my wife’s favorite bands. Train happen to be playing in Charleston Saturday night. We were able to score some front row tickets and had a blast. They put on a really great show. And we spent the next day just kicking around Charleston on King Street. It was a great time.

Great weekend. I came back tired rather than recharged, but ready to get back into the swing of things today.

Today is a particularly exciting day because we. an intern from Parker college starting with us today. She’ll be with us through December 15. It’s always interesting to get a new intern. Are we gonna get along? Are they going to be dependable? Are they going to be fun to be around. Or are they just going to take up all your extra time?

In my experience, They are well worth it. And, anytime you get to be a positive influence on a young person, it’s time well spent. If you are not in any preceptor programs, or you don’t host any interns, I would encourage you to consider it. All right lots of stuff to do today so let’s go ahead and get into the research.

Item #1


The first on today is called Screen Time at Age 1 Year and Communication and Problem-Solving Developmental Delay at 2 and 4 Yearsby Takahashi,  et al and published in Jama Network and on August 21, 2023. Dayum. That’s hot.

Why They Did It

To examine the association between screen time exposure among children aged 1 year and 5 domains of developmental delay (communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem-solving, and personal and social skills) at age 2 and 4 years.

How They Did It


This cohort study was conducted under the Tohoku Medical Megabank Project Birth and Three-Generation Cohort Study. Pregnant women at 50 obstetric clinics and hospitals in the Miyagi and Iwate prefectures in Japan were recruited into the study between July 2013 and March 2017. The information was collected prospectively, and 7097 mother-child pairs were included in the analysis. Data analysis was performed on March 20, 2023.

What They Found

  • Of the 7097 children in this study, 3674 were boys (51.8%) and 3423 were girls (48.2%).
  • With regard to screen time exposure per day, 3440 children (48.5%) had l ess than 1 hour, 2095 (29.5%) had 1 to less than 2 hours, 1272 (17.9%) had 2 to less than 4 hours, and 290 (4.1%) had 4 or more hours.

  • Children’s screen time was associated with a higher risk of developmental delay at age 2 years in the communication, fine motor, problem-solving, and personal and social skills

  • Regarding risk of developmental delay at age 4 years, associations were identified in communication and problem-solving

Wrap It Up


In this study, greater screen time for children aged 1 year was associated with developmental delays in communication and problem-solving at ages 2 and 4 years.


These findings suggest that domains of developmental delay should be considered separately in future discussions on screen time and child development.



Before getting to the next one,


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Item #2

Our last one this week is called, “Preventive Effect of an Intervention Program with Increased Physical Activity on the Development of Musculoskeletal Pain in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial” by Hirase, et. al. and published in Pain Medicine on November 2, 2022. warm potato!

Why They Did It

To examine whether compared with a program without increased physical activity, an intervention program with increased physical activity can prevent the development of musculoskeletal pain in community-dwelling older adults.

How They Did It

The exercise class consisted of weekly 60-min sessions over 24 weeks. The program to increase physical activity required the participants to record their daily step counts using pedometers.

The primary outcome was the development of musculoskeletal pain, and secondary outcomes were physical function, psychological status, cognitive function, and physical activity levels.



What They Found

Twenty-four weeks after the intervention, the intervention group had a significantly lower prevalence of musculoskeletal pain (12.8%) than the control group

A time-by-group interaction emerged for cognitive function and physical activity levels, both of which favored the intervention group.

The intervention group also showed greater improvement in psychological status 24  weeks after the intervention than the control group

Wrap It Up

The intervention program with increased physical activity prevented the development of musculoskeletal pain and improved cognitive function, physical activity levels, and psychological status more effectively than the program without increased physical activity. Our intervention program may be an effective pain prevention approach for older adults.

Let’s get to the message. Same as it is every week.



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The Message

I want you to know with absolute certainty that when Chiropractic is at its best, you cant beat the risk vs reward ratio because spinal pain is primarily a movement-related pain and typically responds better to movement-related treatment rather than chemical treatments like pills and shots.

When compared to the traditional medical model, research and clinical experience show us patients can get good to excellent results for headaches, neck pain, back pain, and joint pain to name just a few.

It’s safe and cost-effective can decrease surgeries & disability and we do it through conservative, non-surgical means with minimal hassle to the patient.

And, if the patient treats preventatively after initial recovery, we can usually keep it that way while raising the overall level of health!




Key Point:

At the end of the day, patients should have the guarantee of having the best treatment that offers the least harm. When it comes to non-complicated musculoskeletal complaints….

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