What is aging, really? The commonly used definition of aging is the process of getting old. João Pedro De Magalhães, a senior lecturer at the University of Liverpool, says that “Aging is the greatest biomedical challenge of the 21st century. As such, this framework will increase our ability to develop longevity drugs and interventions that target diseases related to the aging process.” At 100 Year Lifestyle, we don’t see aging as a disease, and we don’t believe that experiencing disease needs to be part of aging.
What is Aging?
You can get older without getting old.
Your health tomorrow, next year, or 10 or 50 years from now depends upon the choices you make today. It’s lifestyle that impacts the aging process for each and every one of us. You can be sure that if you have based your health on pharmaceuticals and not paid any attention to diet, exercise, sleep, relationships, or any of the other things that create quality of life—then you can continue to expect more pharmaceuticals and decreased quality of life as you age. And that is true whether you are 25, 100, or any age in between.
If you aren’t actively keeping your mind sharp, of course you won’t age with mental capacities you never fostered. You also can’t expect to age well if you’ve abused your body by masking symptoms with drugs until your body begins to fail you and organs need to be removed or replaced. If you don’t trust your body’s Innate Intelligence but instead trust, without question, your medical doctor(s) management of your health, you could easily find yourself the victim of polypharmacy, the fifth leading cause of death in the US.
Stop Blaming Old
You don’t find yourself in any of these situations simply because you’ve gotten older. You find yourself in these situations because you’ve followed bad advice or made poor decisions and haven’t created a healthy lifestyle. None of this has anything to do with your age.Stop Blaming Old.
100:100—100% for 100 years—isn’t a slogan. It’s your North Star. It’s your reminder that enjoying a life filled with healthy habits today will enable you to enjoy a life filled with healthy habits for years to come. Need help creating those healthy habits and having access to the type of information you need to create that lifestyle? That’s why we’re here.
Start by not worrying about aging, and focusing instead on your fitNESS.
Neurology deals with your nervous system which controls all of your conscious and unconscious body functions including your heart, muscles, digestion, and circulation.
Nutrition, what you choose to eat or not eat, either build strength and health—or not.
Endurance equals longevity. You build endurance through activities like walking, running, swimming, bike riding, and any other activity that increases your heart rate and strengthens your cardiovascular system. Remember to enjoy!
Strength is a use it or lose it proposition. Strength training allows your muscles to remain strong and healthy as you age. Just ask Edith Murway Traina who started powerlifting at 91, and as of her 100th birthday on August 8, 2021, held the Guinness World Records title of the World’s Oldest Competitive Powerlifter. She can lift upwards of 150 pounds.
Structure, keeping your spine healthy, strong, and straight, will keep you active and healthy regardless of your age. That’s why so many world-class athletes turn to chiropractic care to help them protect this important part of their body.
Longevity and health are your birthright. Aging isn’t a burden, it’s an opportunity. The rest of your life can be the best of your life. Have people on your team who want to support you at 100:100—100% for 100 years. Find a chiropractor near you today.
Ready to redefine aging for yourself?
Here’s more reading to help you on your way…
The Real Prescription for Health
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