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You Can Effectively Slow Aging With Effort

By Tom Herrin

Whether people want to admit it or not, they really can have more influence on their own aging process if they put their whole effort into it.  The common problem is they have a tendency to slowly reduce their activity and begin to ignore good eating habits as they get older.  In their busy schedules, they take more shortcuts.  This usually is done in the name of saving time or being too tired to get out and do things like they did when they were younger.

At First Look, Trends Are Downhill

Most people fall into a pretty stereotypical situation.  As men near middle adulthood, they frequently gain a few pounds a year and add more fat in the middle as muscle begins to decline.  The consequence of this is commonly health problems.  Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure are seen at an almost alarming rate among these age groups.  The classic picture of a man with an increasingly pear shape is the result of these slow changes mentioned earlier.

Some Losses Can Be Overcome

Much of the backsliding may be due to the general acceptance of the effects of time itself.  Many people become resolved to the idea that there is an inevitable falling apart as people age.  While some of it is true, some of it is also more a cultural belief that it will happen than a genetic reality.  Studies have shown that people who have experienced this loss of ability and overall health can turn much of it around with a steady and consistent exercise plan.  Some people have been able to make up a large majority of what they had lost through apathy.  

A Fountain of Youth May Be Partially Possible With Good Decision-Making

With many of the natural changes in the body, such as lowering of good cholesterol and raising of bad, as well as increasing blood pressure, this aging seems to happen.  It has been proven that this may be fairly well countered by good, regular exercise.  Such a program has been known to have good success in raising good cholesterol, lowering bad cholesterol, and keeping blood vessels more flexible, thus maintaining a better blood pressure.  If you want to get really serious, move to a much lower fat diet as it has been proven to lengthen telomeres in the DNA material.  This truly lengthens life, and allows you to play a greater role in managing yours.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Diego, Calif.


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