You can't stop father time, but you can stay healthy, pain free, strong and flexible through out time. If you are under 85 years old, any symptoms, including pain, is NOT caused by your age, but your ailment. Don't believe it? Then click the links below to watch some of our Facebook Lives on this topic.
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It's not your age causing your pain, but your ailment:
IN PAIN? BELIEVE IT'S YOUR AGE?
If pain came with age, we every birthday we would expect a new pain. "Oh, I'm 39 years old now, here comes the knee pain. Oh, I'm 45 years old now, here comes the neck pain." See how it does not work like that. Pain is from tearing, breaking, inflammation or swelling from injury or mis-use over time.
Age is not a determining factor of how one feels, but a co-factor. If you are 55 years old, but stretch and exercise frequently, eat well and sleep well, you will feel better, be more strong and more flexible than a 35 year old who sits too much at a desk, eats too much, stresses and does not sleep well.
At the time of writing this (2020), I am 46 years old and in better shape than most 26 year olds. Despite a few accidents and illnesses over the years, I feel great. I treat patients of all ages, and have watched my patients live through a couple of decades. I have watched young children grow into adults, and adults grow into their golden years. One constant I have seen with over time is that patients do not "age" until they go through a physical or emotional trauma. It is amazing how in one year, they go from vibrant to "old".
This observation has motivated me to stay strong, flexible and joyous, every day.
If you take time to relax and lengthen, to allow the blood to flow, the lymph to drain and take pressure off the nerves that direct the healing process, you will heal.
If you stretch the tight muscles and strengthen the weak muscles in your body, you will be less vulnerable to re-injury.
This is why I 💕 LOVE 💕 chiropractic!
With one adjustment, patients report feeling decades younger, because their body feels lighter with the new freedom of movement. Their pain diminishes if not disappears. It makes them realize how good they can feel, despite their age. If you are in pain, CLICK HERE to check out our conditions page. Click what region ails you, and learn what you can do about it. You don't have to be in pain!
slouching contributes to
the old person "BENT BACK"
Have you noticed aging people develop a "bent back", a flexed curve to the spine, a.k.a. the old person curve or dowagers malformation? This is not due to age, but a co-factor of time as it takes time to develop this curve. If you are slouching for years, the stretched back ligaments elongate with time and the compressed front ligaments shorten with time. This makes it more and more difficult to stand or sit up straight, which worsens the curve as you slouch further over time.
You don't have to develop this bend spine! There are hundred year yogi's who are more flexible than 20 year olds who spent their lives sitting too much. If you want to prevent a bent back, check out:
Number one predictor of longevity
Did you know that it's not your diet or sleep the is the number one predictor of longevity, but your strength? Specifically your grip strength! If your upper body is strong, you are less likely to fall and more likely to get up from a fallen position if you happen to fall. A broken hip is often the reason for the demise of an otherwise healthy person. Why? Because they loose their strength during the two month recovery period, and are not able to move much for weeks. This lack of movement causes the over all health of the body to disintegrate, leading to an earlier death. So keep you proprioception and upper body strength strong! To learn more about proprioception, CLICK HERE.
But I will admit, there are some aging changes you can not stop... but you can slow.
As we age, the healing process slows, because our cells do not produce their product as quickly. This affects everything.
Why does our hair gray with time?
The cells the make the pigment that give our hair color dye off. The hair continues to grow, but with out color. If you live long enough, you will eventually go gray, no matter what your genetics. But genes to play a role in when this starts. A very stressful event will speed up the aging process, including going grey.
Why do we go bald?
If the cells of the hair follicles themselves die off in a region of the scalp, it will not grow hair there. Balding is mostly due to genetics. If you do not have baldness in your family tree, it is not likely that you will go bald.
Why do we get wrinkles?
Basically the skin is made up of three layers, a protective outer layer made of dead cells, a middle layer full of fibers, cells and blood vessels, and a fatty inner layer.
There are cells in the middle layer of our skin that make the fibers that make our skin strong and elastic (collagen and elastin). Protecting your face from damaging UV light will slow the aging process of your skin. Smoking will speed up the damage to these cells and will result in premature wrinkling.
The fat in the third layer of the skin, is called subcutaneous (under the skin) fat. This fat provides cushion for the skin and underlying muscles, provides insulation for the body, connects the outer layers of the skin to the muscles under the skin, and more. The fat cells of our skin whittles away, causing the skin to be less plump, and eventually the skin will start to wrinkle as the skin looses more of this subcutaneous fat. Interesting fact, the fat pad in our heels are made of this subcutaneous (under the skin) fat, so as we age, we lose this pad, making heels more vulnerable to impact injury. Why comfortable shoes become more important as we age. I always wondered why do we lose fat where we need it and gain it where we don't with age?
How to prevent skin aging?
You can't stop the aging process, but you can slow it down.
You can also speed up the aging process with unhealthy living.
How to prevent wrinkles:
- Protect your face from the sun
- Wear a sun hat
- Wear 40+ SPV sun screen
- I use carrot seed oil
- Eat healthy fats
- Apply natural facial lotion at least twice a day
- Wash your face gently
- Don't hold facial expressions too long
- Sleep well
- Exercise well
- Don't smoke
- Don't drink alcohol in excess
- it dehydrates your body, including your skin
- Avoid environmental toxins
- Avoid make up
- Don't sleep with your make up on
- Don't wear make up daily
- Supplement with collagen, colostrum and vitamins.
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Dr. Karin has created a list of supplements she approves of. Click Here to check it out.
To Combat Aging, you need to
move well, sleep well and eat well
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