Pain is a cry for help

Pain is our body’s cry for help

I’ve been doing research and found that people in their 40s start to have twinges, creaks and pain when they move.

Despite this being a common phenomenon, it is cause for alarm. Anyone who has creaking, twinges and pain, please take notice.

Our bodies are regenerating organisms. They are built to serve us and they do a magnificent job. They depend upon us to eat the foods that best sustains it and to move around so the joints and muscles are kept in good working order.

Even when we don’t feed it or move, our bodies do the next best thing, it reallocates nutrients stored to a place in most need. The body works in the NOW. It doesn’t look into the future and say ‘Mm, better not move that nutrient from the bones because it will cause damage later on’

Body says, ‘Attention, urgent need for nutrient X in knee for example’ Action is taken immediately so the knee has the resources it needs.

Body will continue like this for as long as it is living. It makes the assumption that new nutrients will arrive. After all, it sends out messages to Brain that things are going awry.

Body continues to send messages to Brain. These messages increase in intensity as time goes by.

Body can’t do anymore. It is on the receiving end of our actions.

Slowly, body succumbs to disease and damage only because no one is listening.
No one is increasing the intake of much needed nutrients.
Body can only process wine, bacon, bread, pasta, cake and red meat for so long without needing to have big helpings of fresh vegetables.

Pain is our bodies cry for help. Listen to body. Listen to the creaks and twinges. These are the first signs that all is not well. Remember, our bodies are designed to last our lifetime without damage and fatigue.

The best anti-aging strategy

The best anti-aging strategy

We are obsessed with remaining young like never before. There are whole industries selling us lotions, potions, surgery and more.

In the hurly burly of all the media hype, it may be possible to miss the real elixir, the fountain of youth.

O M Gracious! I hear you say. What could it be? How much will it cost? Can I afford it?

If I said to you that you have already been doing it for much of your life, what would your reaction be?

You can blame your brain. See, our brains love novelty.

It craves for the new. That is why all these industries spring up to solve the seemingly insolvable. When we already have the answer.

We’ve tried it and not necessarily had a great experience, become fearful of how we look, worry about whether we’ll get injured because it’s been so long since the last time.

You are forgiven if you thought this was about sex. I can see some commonalities.

No, this is about exercise. Yep. That boring stuff that we never get around to. We know it is good for us but we don’t really prioritise it.

Here are 19 reasons to incorporate exercise into your life:

  1. Raises your serotonin levels
  2. Circulation is improved. More blood to the brain reduces fogginess that can pervade us at times. More blood to the sex organs keeping them functioning at their best.
  3. The faster you walk, the less likely you are to die early. Look at your mum, how fast is she walking?
  4. The stronger you are, the less likely you are to get Alzheimers disease.
  5. Combining strength and cardio helps to keep your hormones in balance.
  6. Reverses the effects of aging on your heart, even where the heart and arteries around have started to stiffen.
  7. Regular exercise can reverse the effects of heart disease.
  8. Encourages the growth of new brain cells.
  9. Enhances cognitive ability, moves mood, calms anxiety, and helps alleviate depression.
  10. Fends off cognitive decline while helping to prevent, delay and lessen the effects of dementia.
  11. Enhances the ability of insulin to prevent high sugar levels, reducing the risk of diabetes.
  12. Burns fat.
  13. Helps ward off osteoporosis, breast cancer, and colon cancer.
  14. Reduces the symptoms of Attention Deficient Disorder
  15. Improves sleep
  16. Builds self confidence
  17. Helps to keep your hormones in balance
  18. Increases your energy levels
  19. Distracts you from those annoying negative thoughts that do loop-the-loop in your mind.

Consistent exercise has a lot of payoffs and there are few negatives if you take it steady, slowly build up over time. It’s about consistency than increasing the intensity.