Live the life you love without a body slowing down

  • 27 November, 2019

When you were in your teens and 20’s, it seemed like you would never have aches and pains, gray hair or need help standing up. Unfortunately, there is no fountain of youth to stop the aging process. BUT there are some simple things you can do to age gracefully and live the life you love without your body slowing you down. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what physical shape you are in, it is never too late to start working on your health.

  1. A very simple thing to start with is to add good old-fashioned, unflavored water, to keep your body hydrated. Without enough water, disease processes begin and your body can’t function correctly. Drinking enough water will also help if you are struggling with your weight.
  2. Another much needed addition is proper rest. Getting a good night’s sleep or even taking a power nap is a great way to give the body a boost throughout the day and ward off fatigue.
  3. Good nutrition is simple these days with all the organic and natural food choices most grocery stores carry. And if you are worried about your weight, try eating your meals with someone. It is shown we tend to eat less when we eat with someone.
  4. Don’t forget a good supplement routine. If in doubt talk with your chiropractor, holistic doctor, wellness coach or even your health food store’s personnel and ask them for their recommendations.
  5. And last but not least, get into the habit of daily movement. This can be an exercise routine that includes strength training (simple 1-2 lb hand weights), stretching, and some sort of cardio such as walking, biking, gardening, swimming, etc. And if you really want to work on range of motion and flexibility, chiropractic adjustments along with massage therapy can help you achieve better flexibility which will allow you to move and continue to be active doing the things you love.

Maintaining an active life does not have to be difficult as you get older. In fact, most of the ideas above are things you already know. Now is the time to start creating good health habits so your body remains healthy as you age.

John R. Grant, D.C.
Grant Chiropractic of Blue Ridge

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