4 Ways to keep in Top Shape As We Age
We can count on getting older every day...until we stop aging and join the next dimension. While we are still here on terra firma the choices we make in four categories can make a huge difference in our vitality.
Our physical body is a machine. An advanced, incredible machine, but still at machine. It matters what we do to it and what we put into it on a regular basis. If we take care of our machine, it will take care of us as we age. Health and wellness must be a priority. Nutrition, exercise, inflammation and brain activation can all determine our quality of life.
Feed Your body and brain
Nutrition is huge. What we put into our body on a regular basis matters. We cannot be perfect
in all of our food choices, but we can make good decisions more times than not. Improper
nutrition has been linked to heart disease, some cancers, diabetes, high blood pressure and
decreased energy levels. Our food supply has changed dramatically in recent years. It is
important to fuel our body properly.
Exercise is just as important. We were made to move. If you can move, you should on a
regular basis. An important target is 150 minutes of exercise per week. Do your best to move
every day (walking counts).
- Controls weight
- Combats disease
- Improves mood
- Boosts energy
- Helps you connect with others in a social setting.
Reduce the Fire Within
Keeping inflammation at bay is also important. Chronic or long standing inflammation is
associated with dysfunction. Neurological issues, cancer, heart disease and autoimmunity are
all associated with high levels of chronic inflammation. We can measure levels of inflammation
in the body with a blood test and we can often calm chronic inflammation with proper nutritional
The Brain is a Terrible Thing to Lose
Monitoring and keeping the proper activation of our brain is paramount. Activation can be
monitored by brain map. Brain maps are a short, non-invasive, computerized EEG analysis of
brain function. Maps allow for management of problem areas with advanced neurofeedback,
brain rehab exercises and nutrition. We have used this technique for almost a decade with
There is an old saying that I have found to be true in healthcare. Most people are willing to
spend their health when they are young to make money. Most are willing to spend their money
when they are old to try to get their health back. Bottom line, it matters what you do day to day
to your body.
Contact us if we can help in any way. Johnson Chiropractic Neurology & Nutrition and Michigan Brain Health is located in Shelby Township, Michigan (across the street from the Shelby Township Library). You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 586-731-8840. Our websites are JohnsonChiropracticNeurology.com and MichiganBrainHealth.com.
Always remember one of my mantras., "The more you know about how your body works, the better you can take care of yourself."
For more details about the natural approach I take with my patients, take a look a the book I wrote entitled: Reclaim Your Life; Your Guide To Revealing Your Body's Life-Changing Secrets For Renewed Health. It is available in my office or at Amazon and many other book outlets. If you found value in this article, please use the social sharing icons at the top of this post and please share with those you know who are still suffering with cognitive issues or other chronic health challenges, despite receiving medical management. Help me reach more people so they may regain their zest for living! Thank you!