“I don't want to be afraid to fall.”
“I want to be able to bend over to tie my own shoes.”
“I want to remain active and mobile into my retirement years.”
“I want to have energy to enjoy my children / grandchildren.”
Do any of these statements resonate with you?
We all have concerns about getting older, whether it is in the forefront of our thoughts or not. Usually in our 30’s we begin to notice small changes, be it little aches and pains or weaknesses we never had before. It happens to us all… we age, and we can either turn into vinegar or a fine wine as we do.
Did you know that every 7 years you have all new cells… your entire body is new? What that means is that as long as you are alive, if you do body-friendly things, you can heal. Our bodies are amazing machines! But all too often we take it for granted until it starts to break down.
So what can we do?
So what can we do to maintain the amazing healing machine of our body? First and foremost, LISTEN! Our body tells us there is something not right very early on. Changes in our stool, headaches, irritability, disruptions in our sleep, aches, pains, skin rashes, hot flashes, etc. There are far too many symptoms to list them all.
What can we do when we start having these symptoms?
#1 Drink more water.
This is most likely the number one problem for most of the population – starting with our children and right up to the elderly. Without water our blood gets sticky and our circulatory system has to work harder to pump it through our body, not to mention a greater risk of high blood pressure, headaches, and overall tiredness.
#2 Eat real food.
Vegetables, meats, eggs, and fruit, things that we could and would find in nature, not in a factory. We need the real nutrients to thrive, not more artificial chemicals for our body to store in fat cells.
#3 Get moving.
We sit so much in our society, from our desk jobs, transit to and from our jobs, to socializing. Sitting causes shortened, tight and weak muscles, sluggish bowels, shallow breathing and postural issues. A half hour walk each day is a great place to start. Some sort of fitness regime involving resistance training would be even better, with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) being the most effective.
The fundamental lack of these things = impeded health and premature aging of our amazing, healing machines; our bodies. It’s really that simple.
You do have the means to slow the aging process. The question is: what will you do with it?
Chime in with your thoughts below! What are you doing to stay young?
Miriam | Owner
Women’s Only Health & Fitness