FEELING GOOD ABOUT AGING
Posted April 3rd, 2023
Our age is more than just a number. It is a combination of factors – some we can control and some we can’t.
For example, we can’t control our determinant genetics or what accidents may befall us (that is, unless you knowingly participate in high-risk activities), but we can control our lifestyle choices. Regardless of your age, there are steps everyone can take to maximize their health and wellbeing. “Even in middle age, making long-term lifestyle choices is beneficial,” says UCI Health geriatrician Dr. Sonia Sehgal. “The sooner we adopt healthy lifestyle habits, the greater the benefits.”
“Quitting smoking, eating better, controlling stress, and exercising daily are key building blocks to healthy aging. It’s important to establish positive habits as soon as possible.”
Is “midlife crisis” a real thing?
In a word yes.
People often refer to the proverbial “midlife crisis,” a term introduced in 1965 by a Canadian organizational psychologist and defined as a period of psychological distress that affects some people in middle age. This can occur in our 40s to our 60s. It’s a time when people may assume different life roles than they expected. Some become caregivers for aging parents. For both men and women, hormones fall… for men this is usually a slow, but sure, decline; for women it can be a cataclysmic fall. Children grow up and become independent adults. And loved ones accumulate health issues that may be life-limiting.
This is a great time to renew investment in our own health – focusing specifically on preventive measures to ensure that the future is a long, vibrant and healthy one. For patients at The Renewal Point, we focus on the Four Cornerstones of Healthy Aging – Hormone Balancing, Detoxification, Nutrition, and Physical Conditioning.
- Hormone balancing improves sleep, mood, weight control, cognition, cardiovascular health, strength, bone health, sexuality, vitality, serenity and more.
- Toxins steal our health. Metals toxins, environmental chemicals, and biological toxins are ubiquitous in our environment. Everyone is exposed to toxins at different levels (depending on the air, water, and food) and everyone’s body handles them differently. At The Renewal Point we can run panels to see if toxins are interfering with your health. Then, if needed, we can develop a plan to clear them from your system.
- Nutritional deficiencies contribute to cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and overall poor health. Finding these deficiencies, then correcting them, are keys to living a longer, healthier life.
- Physical conditioning is a must as we age. But what kind of exercise is appropriate for us in our 60s and 70s, especially when we have developed wear and tear over the last half century? At The Renewal Point we apply a combination of Physical therapy/Physical conditioning program aimed at an individual’s goals and over-all physical condition.
If you are experiencing symptoms, disease, and/or a mid-life crisis that is holding you back from living the life you imagine, no matter your age, we are here to help! We use state-of-the-art assessment methods that allow us to find and target the root of the problem and restore your health and wellbeing. For more information we encourage you to visit our website at TheRenewalPoint.com or call our office at 941-926-4905.