Does Your Pain Indicate How Old You Are?!
A common question is does our pain indicate how old we are?
Aging vs. Pain
The simplest approach is to keep moving. Finding ways to maintain joint mobility and alignment on both sides of the body is a key strategy. With up to 350 joints in the body there are a lot of moving pieces that can suddenly get blocked if not maintained. It’s kind of like your car, are you keeping the joints lubricated or waiting for them to rust and have them replaced? Joint replacements should be the last resort. Consider movement, nutrition, and alignment as a simple yet more cost effective answer.
➡️ Cellular Health
With over 30 trillion cells in the body, these are the repair engines to how you body functions. Wear and tear such as poor diet, lack of detoxification, and limited nutrients will lead to destruction faster. Around age 30 this speeds up and the ship starts to sink IF you let it. First things to appear are signs such as fatigue, stiffness and poor sleep. Then symptoms of pain, inflammation, and lack of movement sets in. Side note: medication over the counter or prescriptions speeds up mitochondrial dysfunction lowering cell function and energy production masking the symptoms making how you feel worse over time.
➡️ Nerve Activation
This one may seem difficult at first but the more aware you become over time and in-tune with your body it’s actually not that hard. We have 2 systems in control. The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. Sympathetic nerves activate our fight or flight response releasing cortisol whereas the Parasympathetic deactivates it allowing us to calm down such as when resting or digesting food. Limiting the amount of activators in your day such as repeated stressors, blue light, EMFs, and acidic drinks/foods will allow you strategize how you feel. The more activated your nervous system is the more pain you experience! Nerves run at different speeds in the body. As you age and limit your ability to activate the other nerve fibers the pain fibers could feel stronger or more frequent. Especially at night when there's less input to the body.
It doesn't have to be so difficult if you create awareness and address these common mistakes. But it can be an on-going issue if you don't put any attention toward it. The Law of Entropy states that anything left unaddressed will move toward disorder. Don't be that person that puts it off. It'll only cost you more over time! Just remember, what quality of life do you want to live? And if you plan to retire and enjoy the last 1/3 of your life is that possible with the lifestyle you're living now?!