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Aging Is Not as Out of Your Control as You May Think

By Tom Herrin

For many people, it is much easier to blame their deteriorating health on time.  In other words, they say that aging is something that just happens and is unavoidable.  While there is some truth to that, far more responsibility for the aging process can be the fault of people’s failure to make adjustments or simply work harder at it.  It is pretty easy to simply let things go around them than to take the bull by the horns.  What may have once been a common belief is now being refuted in many studies.

People Remain Their Own Worst Enemies

Giving up seems to be the norm for many people.  Eating badly is often a result of failing to maintain a level of concern about the things people know make a difference in health.  High fat diets loaded with fried foods can bring someone downhill fast.  Once this is paired with a general lack of good exercise, it can play a huge part in the aging process. There is no doubt that aging will occur, but no one needs to give it any help.  Just like an automobile, the body needs good fuel and the right kind of care.  Maintenance is vitally important.

Not Running the Engine Doesn't Help the Motor

If a body does not get good exercise, blood pressure will rise.  Particularly in men, the muscles will deteriorate while fat increases.  In today’s world, far too many people develop type 2 diabetes as result of these very things.  Regular exercise and a good diet can help prevent the onset of this serious problem.

Get Up and Get Out

If you are concerned about aging, do something about it.  Just because you have seen some decline in your overall health does not mean you cannot regain it to some degree.  Studies have shown that even people who have become  extremely sedentary can see vast improvements in their health after they start a good regular exercise program.  Consistency is a major key to success.  Small steps can make a big difference.  The main thing is start today and do something on a regular schedule.  I’ve seen it work for me.  You can take control of much of your own aging process with determination and a plan.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Colorado Springs, Colo.


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