How We Age

We all do it. Sometimes we accept it, and sometimes we move towards it kicking and screaming. But for those who are fortunate enough to grow older, aging can be a wonderful process. Despite the negative stereotypes about becoming “old,” there are many ways to live full, fit, and meaningful lives. While there are some people who will always look for the fountain of youth, there are others who know that in fact, it is health that can spring eternal.

Determinants of Healthy and Unhealthy Aging

There are many factors within our control that inform how we age. Individuals who conduct themselves in ways that maximize both quantity and quality of life, often do best. These are people who imbibe on occasion, with an understanding of how dangerous excessive alcohol can be. They understand that eating fruits and vegetables with an occasional piece of cake on the side, is OK. Sadly, there are many people who do not know how to maintain that balance and suffer the consequences of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular risk factors.

There are of course, genetic factors that are not in our control that can lead us to rather unhealthy states of being. Still, an awareness of those factors gives us a modicum of control and hopefully, the ability to manage what we were given.

Anti-aging through Personalized Wellness

As the population ages and individuals become more invested in how to add both years and meaning to their lives, personalized wellness has become an area of interest for physicians, healthcare professionals and lay people alike. Before treatments, techniques or approaches are explored however, it is vital that people know what they are dealing with so they know how to proceed with a plan of care that suits them.

Physical Assessment

Before active care begins, a physical assessment that includes a full history and lab work up should be conducted. This allows your physician to understand your medical profile, what to address, what to improve upon, and what is fine just the way it is.

Hormone Therapy

If your assessment reveals a hormone imbalance, whether you have an excess of or are deficient in for example, sex hormones, you need to be treated promptly and effectively. Whether you need a testosterone replacement pill or for women, an estrogen enhancing medication, it is crucial that your imbalance be corrected. If left untreated hormonal imbalances can wreak havoc on skin, hair, and organ health, as well as one’s longevity, and physical and emotional comfort.

Chiropractic Care

Though additional assessments are recommended as necessary, it is a sure bet that most if not all of us would do well to have a full chiropractic evaluation. Whether we are on our computers, phones, or traveling from one meeting to another, spinal alignment often pays a terrible price and can cause pain, discomfort, and misery that makes us feel and look older than we truly are.

Anti-Aging Booster

If you are lacking in vitamins, minerals, or feel generally lackluster and “not yourself,” you may benefit from anti- aging boosters. As we age, many bodily functions and features decline including concentration, skin turgor and elasticity, the ability to manage stress, liver function and overall immunity. With a customized anti- aging IV booster, you can feel rejuvenated, strong, and truly alive.

Can We Reduce Negative Aspects of Aging?

Maintaining a healthy weight, eating nutritiously, and exercising on a regular basis, are tried and true anti- aging techniques. Even with these methods however, illness and disease can occur and affect the seemingly healthiest amongst us. None of us are immune to the positive and sometimes more challenging aspects of aging. That should never prevent us from living our best lives by all means necessary, though. In the long run it is important for us to understand that while we may not be able to prevent every wrinkle, blemish, or ailment, we can add life to our years, substance to our health, and incomparable richness to our individual journeys.

Looking and Feeling Good at Every Age

Dr. Shahen Kurestian, DC is the Chiropractor at Body Systems Wellness in Glendale, California. His holistic care and treatment methods focus on safety and public health, guided by a conviction and passion for helping people feel better. After a physical assessment is completed by the Body Systems team, an individualized care plan will be prescribed and enable you to embrace anti- aging treatments that contribute to the good and welfare of mind and body.

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