Are Our Aches and Pains Simply a Part of the Aging Process?
Anti-aging is big business in this modern day and age, as we hear more and more about anti-aging products and procedures such as botox and face-lifts, all intended to make us look younger. However, as we get older there is also a tendency to think that aches and pains are something “to be expected”. Morning stiffness, sore knees, aching backs, and conditions such as tennis elbow and frozen shoulder are just a few of the problems we may experience. But the question is do we just accept them as part of the wear and tear on our bodies or can we actually do something about it?
Joint health is a massive area of health care. Many people have joint replacements when they get older, other take drugs for arthritis, whereas others may be more alternative in their approach and take supplements such as glucosamine and fish oil.Whatever our chosen method of treatment we all seem to be of the mind that we are just dealing with the inevitable.
So what can we do to reduce our chances of suffering the aches and pains associated with aging and how can we improve our joint health? Many people who suffer from arthritis have found that making simple dietary changes has improved their pain significantly. There are some food groups such as the foods from the deadly nightshade family and grains, especially those containing gluten, can have an inflammatory effect which exacerbates the arthritic condition. By eliminating these foods from the diet, tremendous improvements can be made to the quality of life of the person concerned.
If we approach our health with a positive mind set, we will be less likely to accept that the aging process includes aches and pains and the stiffness and problems that accompany them. We have to learn to take responsibility for our own health. If our bodies are not functioning optimally then we need to look at why that might be and do something about it. Embarking on an ant-aging regime maybe all it needs to keep you young and healthy
My belief is that aches and pains certainly are not an inevitable part of the aging process. The fact that people are getting arthritis and other conditions at younger and younger ages would indicate that lifestyle must play a part. This may not be due to bad eating habits but simply eating certain foods that don’t suit you.
So take responsibility today for your joint health and your general health and do what is necessary to live life with optimal health and wellness whatever your age.