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Getting old doesn't have to suck

Sunday, December 20, 2009 | Category: Function

I apologize if any of you are offended by my choice of words in the title.  I don't like using the word "suck" but that's the word patients use when describing getting old.

Plus, I also wanted to get your attention.

I hear it almost everyday..."getting old sucks."

They also may tell me, "don't get old, you'll feel like I do."

I am 34 years old and if you're reading this and in your 40's, 50's, or 60's, you may be thinking what do I know about getting old since I'm only 34 years old.

Well I know this: If I go through life telling myself that I'm going to feel like crap, that my body is going to breakdown when I get to 40 or 50 or whenever, then I probably will feel like crap when I get older.

Maybe I will, maybe I won't. But I'm not going to tell myself I am.

I'm going to do the things now to take care of myself so getting old doesn't suck for me.

Those things are what I'm always talking about:

Keeping my body and spine physically balanced so the pressure is off my nervous system and my body won't breakdown as quickly;

Keeping my mind mentally balanced and not filling it with negativity (like that getting old sucks);

Eating nutirtious unprocessed foods and taking my vitamins and supplements everyday;

Exercising 3 to 5 days a week, focusing on strength, balance, and mobililty;

Getting adequate rest.

If you do those things, then aging may not be so bad for you.

So implore you to encourage yourself, your kids, grandkids and everyone else you encounter who you deem to be "not old" to do healthy activities NOW so life and aging isn't so stressful.

Isn't "take care of yourself now so you don't feel like I do" better advice than "don't get old because it sucks?"

As always, I'd love to hear your comments.

Just post them below.

Until next time....Get Healthy Now!

Doc

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