We can think we have a healthy lifestyle, but no matter how many preventative measures we put in place, something seems to worm its way in. This can be somewhat demoralizing, especially if you think you do all the things that are considered to be very healthy. You might run every day, lift weights, and just eat salads, but there comes a point in life when health can begin to deteriorate. And this can be a lot for us to cope with. As such, are there any methods that we can all benefit from so that we cope with aging and deteriorating in a better way?
Changing the terminology
Perhaps deteriorating isn’t the best word. Yes, as we get older, we can get weaker, and things that didn’t affect us before can stop us dead in our tracks. But it’s all about the mindset we approach the issue with. A lot of people flat out deny that they’ve got a problem, whether this is because their hearing has deteriorated after going to many concerts, or they need to wear glasses but choose not to because they think it makes them look nerdy. And maybe this is where our mindset can really benefit. Yes, you may need to go for a hearing aid fitting, but it’s to help you live your life as best as you can. As such, if you view it as getting weaker, and therefore inferior, perhaps it is time to alter it so it becomes something far more positive. After all, as we get older, we get wiser. And, perhaps we don’t get weaker…
The art of maintenance
You only have to look at the abundance of athletes, performers, and musicians out there just see that it’s not necessarily a case of getting weaker, but about stepping up your maintenance. While before, it was easier to put on muscle or lose weight overnight, now it becomes more of a challenge. As such, it’s not about putting our exercise regimes into overdrive, but it’s about learning how to maintain ourselves better in a more holistic sense. Not just in terms of our body, but our mind as well. As you get older, the “middle-age spread” comes, your faculties could deteriorate, but you can also get physically weaker. The solutions? A better diet for your BMI, training your brain as if it was a muscle, and understanding the best exercise regimes for your body. It’s more about the fact that we have to understand the ailments that are more common as we get older. Osteoporosis is a great example. And if we want to minimize this, we’ve got to put in additional effort to maintain the structure of our bodies. This could mean an extra amount of glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin, as well as weight-bearing exercises that can strengthen the bones.
We have to get out of the habit of thinking getting older means getting weaker. This is not the case at all. In fact, coping with supposed deteriorating health isn’t the right approach at all. We are able to get to peak health as we age. And in fact, some people feel better as they get older because they made a few simple changes to their life.