Getting older is inevitable (the alternative is not a pleasant one); no amount of healthy eating, running on a treadmill or meditation can change how many years old you are, and although we all age with time, we don’t all age equally - two people can have the same chronological age, but their life expectancy and quality of life – also known as lifespan and health span - can be extremely different.
Here’s an interesting concept for you (stay open minded, my friends), not only do you have your chronological age which can only move in one direction – up – you also have a biological age.
And your biological age can move in reverse (YAY!)
Your biological age is based on the fact that your body is constantly subject to damage - from both your external and your internal environments - and degradation.
The longer you’ve been on this planet, the more you’ve used your body; eaten foods that support or degrade it; moved to support it or didn’t; slept well to allow it to rejuvenate, or didn’t; dealt with stress, or allowed stress to deal with you – all of this shows up in your genes, cells, tissues, organs, systems.
In other words, you could have a chronological age of 50 but have the same amount of damage as a typical 58-year-old. On the other hand, and you can be 50 with the same amount of damage as a 45-year-old.
It’s never too late to move the hands of your biological clock backwards.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says that, although we have an average life expectancy of about 79 years, the average age for developing a serious illness is about 63, meaning you will spend that last 16 years of your life sick, in pain and on medications that have side effects that are causing other illnesses – just listen to all the drug commercials to hear about them – and these are leading to more medication and more side effects – it’s a vicious cycle.
We’re all working so hard to retire, to save money, sleep late, spend more time with loved ones, go on that cruise - whatever retirement looks like to you.
If you’re lucky enough to take early retirement at the age of 65 (does anyone actually retire at 65 anymore??), according to the WHO you’re already seriously ill, and have been for about 2 years, and you’ll be too sick to do all those things you’ve been waiting to do!
If you retire at 75, you’ve worked about 55 years to gather that nest egg but, on average, will only have 4 years to “enjoy” it, depending on how sick you already are.
Join me in saying a big F%*K NO!!!
We’ve all come to accept the aches and pains of age, and believe that high blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides; heart disease; brain fog; weight gain; loss of strength and muscle mass; digestive issues; wrinkles; and sagging as part of normal aging, but -
This does not have to be a part of your aging process!!
These illnesses are not normal! They are warning signs that you need to make some changes to your lifestyle. They’re there to let you know that you’ve been on autopilot for way too long and need to do something about it.
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely refuse to accept this kind of debilitating decline to happen to me and I’ve been slowly moving my biological clock backwards.
I no longer have achy knees, brain fog, or digestive issues. I don’t have any type of sugar issues that run in my family, I don’t have any of the health problems my parents and grandparents had at my age, I’m not on any medications that cause side effect, and I have less wrinkles than the average 58-year-old (I do have amazing skincare, but it’s so much more than that).
I feel better than I’ve felt in years!
You have more control over your biological age than you think
I got off autopilot and have learned to pay attention to my body.
I’d love to help you do the same.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org