When you awoke this morning, did you feel groggy or did you feel rested? Do your clothes fit the way they did when you bought them? Do you dread a flight of stairs? Maybe it is your knees, ankles, low back, or memory reminding you that you are not a teenager anymore. However, before you decide your age is to blame, consider the following:
Feeling out of breath is not because of old age.
Struggling to find clothes in your closet that fit is not because of old age.
Forgetting appointments or where you left your keys is not because of old age.
Waking up with stiff and sore joints is not because of old age.
A chronically sore back is not because of old age.
Taking medications daily is not because of old age.
In a recent issue of Psychology Today, Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D, wrote, “Blame is an excellent defense mechanism. Whether you call it projection, denial, or displacement, blame helps you preserve your sense of self-esteem by avoiding awareness of your own flaws or failings.” It is not a flaw to be tired, weak, in pain, or forgetful. It is a failing to deny one’s personal duty to acquire physical and mental strength and stability, and avoid damaging activities, foods, and drugs.
Cicero wrote, “The foolish lay their own vices and their own faults to the charge of old age.” Since no one wants to be thought of as a fool, it’s time to stop blaming “old age” and begin to take responsibility for the way you feel, think and live, and make your health a priority.
Your body is capable of adapting in a healthy way to positive changes in your lifestyle. These changes include the way you take care of your spine and nervous system every day.
Unfortunately, injuries and interference to the function of your nervous system can cause many of the conditions that make people feel old. They can be caused by falls, accidents, and injuries as well as chronic stress or exposure to toxins to name a few.
Most of these nervous system imbalances can be improved, corrected, and reversed so it is not necessary to live with them for the rest of your life and get old before your time.
If you are feeling old, chiropractic care can help restore the function of your nervous system to get you feeling young again, and Lifestyle Care can keep you feeling that way before problems arise.
Combined with movement, nutrition, and good habits, you and your loved ones will be able to enjoy a greater possibility of both quality and quantity years as you age.
Stop blaming “old” and start building your awareness of ways to defend yourself from potential or ongoing chronic issues through healthy choices. Right choices will afford your mind and body what it needs for today and for the future.
Regardless of your age…
“If you want to perform at the top of your game
Eat healthy foods and take care of your frame.
The choices you make will direct your Innate
To a life of decay or an optimum state
Take care of your body, your mind and your spine
Make healthy choices that keep you in line
You’ve got to have nerve to adjust to it all
Your 100 is coming, you make the call.”