Aging starts with your Mindset

rethink blog | Aging Starts with a Mindset

Aging is one of life’s inevitable hard truths. People everywhere wish to look younger and feel younger, proven by the rising popularity of anti-aging products. Some even go as far as trying to find the so-called fountain of youth, only to find out later on that aging is something we cannot really stop or prevent from happening. We do have some control over the aging process, we can first handle it with grace!

How do we really age gracefully?
  • Let go of your bad habits. Smoking and drinking usually start as habits when we are younger. They become hard to part with when we have grown so used to it that they become part of our routine. However hard they may be to break, it is crucial for us to prioritize our health over anything as we grow older. Smoking and excessive drinking causes us to look and feel older, making our skin drier and our lungs weaker.
  • Go back to the things that make you happy. Being adults and having children may have taken all your hours away from the hobbies that enrich you and make you happy. Knitting, painting, going out with your friends, singing, dancing--go back to the things you miss but couldn’t do when you had your hands full of adult responsibilities.
  • Exercise. Appropriate physical activity makes your body well-adjusted to the changes your body will go through as you age. Exercising regularly naturally makes you stronger as it develops and improves your agility, strength, and endurance.
  • Get adjusted. Studies show that regular chiropractic adjustments lessen the risks of physical injuries, which are more prevalent as we age. Adjustments make sure our bodies are ready, and also makes our bones less susceptible to breakage and can even lessen the chances of bone diseases such as osteoporosis.

Now, while it is true that we cannot turn back the hands of time or even stop it, we can make aging less stressful. The key is to find happiness in your life, take good care of yourself, and make the most of your life while you can!
We look forward to seeing you here at Stanford Chiropractic to add to to your vitality and quality of life!

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