Staying Active for Life: Living To 100 (FREE workshop, 9/29, 6pm)
As the youth of our community head back to school, it is a great time to consider those on the later years of life. Getting older doesn’t mean shriveling up and dying. In fact, that is the opposite intent of this article. I want you to live life to its fullness to the very end, then go out like the flame of a candle – peacefully and quick. The obvious question then is:
“What do I need to do to stay healthy for as long as I live?”
Keep reading and get ready to take charge of your health!
Many people have the false belief that they are predestined to die of the same ailments as their parents and siblings. But hold on a moment! The field of epigenetics, the study of the mechanisms that turn your genes on and off, has found that lifestyle can affect which genes are turned on or off. What this means is that how you live your life can have a big impact on how you ‘live your life!’
Basically, what I’m stating is that if you live a healthier lifestyle, you are less likely to suffer from chronic health issues. Which then leads to the tough part – changing your lifestyle to match your vision for your future. Ok, so the obvious question now is –
“What is a healthy lifestyle?”
I could fill up this entire paper with specifics on how you achieve a healthy lifestyle and still not do the topic justice. Short of that, here are a few ideas you can begin with today.
- Eat Food – there is no “junk food” and “health food.” Either you are eating food, or you are eating junk. Consider this, if the place where you buy your food has a health food section, what does that say about the rest of the items for sale?
- Move – the average adult exercises very little. We are built to be active. Walking, swimming, or whatever you fancy is important for weight management, mental clarity, and decreasing inflammation.
- Thoughts – I was once told, “If I talked to you the way you talk to yourself, you’d hate me!” Reread that, then reread it again, and again. Let that really sit inside your soul. We have been told that we should love our neighbors as ourselves, but do we really want to receive – or give that kind of love?
- Spinal Function – our brains control the function and repair of virtually every part of our body. If the connection is poor, then the function is poor. Consider this, you could eat the best food in the world, but if your body can’t absorb it – then it goes in one end and out the other without providing the benefit you want and need.
Health Workshop “Living to 100“, 9/29 at 6pm
These topics and more will be discussed at our next health workshop “Living To 100” on Thursday September 29th @ 6:00pm. Call the office at 503.644.8844 to register as space is limited.
Dr. Dan Miller has been serving the Beaverton area since 1992. He has long held the belief that good health begins before birth. For more information, visit his website at: www.BeavertonFamilyChiropractic.com