There are certain physiological changes that are inevitable results of the aging process, but the degree to which these changes take place and the rate at which they occur is largely up to the individual. The impact of a healthy lifestyle can make a tremendous difference in longevity and well-being.
Where it concerns aches and pains, I loathe deeply the presumption that one hurts because he or she is simply “getting old.” Pain does not have to be an inevitability where it concerns aging or the aftermath of an injury. There seems to be a good deal of misconception here. Oft-times, it is simply a matter of spending a few minutes each day addressing posture distortions and movement compensations that have left a person a great mess over a long period of time. One can still feel remarkable irrespective of age.
Having a slight deviation from what is considered optimal posture, over years and years, serves to place excess stress on various parts of the body, not the least of which is the spine. The majority of joint pain and instability is resolvable and avoidable, especially if there is an early variety of intervention. Sadly, so many individuals allow themselves to be in constant discomfort simply because they don’t realize that there is an alternative option. THERE IS! Decades of pain, even, can be reduced sometimes in minutes.
For those of you who are under the impression that you are too old to exercise, I would argue that you are perhaps “old” as a consequence of BELIEVING that you are and NOT exercising. It is never too late to turn things around… to reverse the discomfort and/or indolence to which you have grown accustomed.