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Wellness, Aging in the New Year
by Daniel S. Short
This month we are going to be focusing
on physical health as one of the key areas of our overall wellness.
Physical wellness involves maintaining
a healthy body. This means moving our bodies, eating well balanced meals, sleeping, managing stress, receiving preventative medical and dental care, and getting health screenings on a regular basis.
Often, we consider being active along the same lines as exercise. The truth is that exercise is generally being active, but what we really want to focus on is keeping our bodies moving.
Do you remember the theory known as Newton’s first law of motion?
This theory states that an object at rest stays at rest, and an object in motion stays in motion. Think about this in relationship to our bodies.
After all, if we are not moving, are we really living?
With the 2018 focus of living the good life, we need to keep our bodies in motion so that we can make the most of every day we are given.
Spending that day not in motion, well, as Newton tells us, will result in us staying
not in motion. And, you may consider
excessive lack of motion, as not having
any life. This, you see, proves that life
Put good energy into your body by eating good foods. After all, we are what we eat. Make sure to feed your body with the kind of fuel it needs to keep running smoothly and moving effectively.
As I age, I tend to find fewer reason
worth stressing over. Hopefully you
have found this as well. So, keep the
stress at a minimum.
And let’s not forget the consideration
of sleep! Oh, that blessed, wonderful
sleep. Some days it is glorious, and others, well, it is a bit more evasive.
Study after study shows how important
sleep is to life. This seems to go against the object in motion theory at first glance. However, when we start to think about sleep as the time that the insides of our bodies are active and in motion rebuilding, then we get it. Sleep recharges up so we can be active again when we are up and ready
In fact, studies show that for our brains to actually have the ability for us to learn, adapt, and think sharply, our brains need to have plasticity; or be moldable if you will. Sleep provides the time for our brains to repair themselves.
A lack of sleep then can essentially
harden our brains, meaning it no longer has as much ability to change, adapt, and for us to learn and grow.
So, make sure to get that sleep you love! Maintaining a healthy body is a key component to a long healthy life and
living the good life. Make the most of
what you have and make sure to keep
One great way to get in some physical
activity is to check out one of the MBK Senior Living Valentine’s events at The Wellington or Cottonwood Creek. Even better, take in both events and make sure to have fun!