2015-06-19 / Community

Rolnick Chiropractic

Dr. Ellie’s Health Tips:

Health Tip of the Month: The study of aging in medicine continues to amaze me. In the quest for eternal life, science has determined that we can take certain hormonal supplements that diminish in our body as we get older to recapture the glory days of our youth. This way we can “feel younger” than we actually are. Did I mention that to recapture our youth, you have to be fairly wealthy, as these hormonal treatments are pretty expensive. The good news is that I have a prescription for healthy aging that will help you to feel younger, keep you healthier and not really cost you too much more than you already spend.

The key to aging well involves three main areas; movement, hydration and nutrition. First, motion is the key. I had an elderly patient in his 80’s who looked like he was in his 60’s. If you don’t move around, you will rust. Exercise is the key. You have to move every day. Not work type move, like at your job, but something else in addition to your regular activities. Walk, bike, swim, yoga, weight train, pilates, jog. Just do it. Much of this can be free!

Our body’s are made up of 70% water. As we get older, our tissues and cells tend to dehydrate more easily. Replace these lost fluids with plenty of water throughout the day and not only will cell aging slow down, your skin will wrinkle less and your muscles and nerves will work better. Also free!!

Remember, you are what you eat is very true. Eat fresh, lively foods without chemicals and you will be healthier and have less illness. Take some vitamins every day. Even one multi-vitamin daily was shown to improve the health of people over 55. Fish oil supplements improve heart health, prevent stroke and keep the brain functioning to ward off senile issues like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Also, take some anti-oxidant supplements like C, E, selenium and astaxanthan to help the cells in your body be healthier and help prevent diseases like cancer. Pay attention to these three important areas and getting older won’t be a bad thing, it will be a cool thing filled with fun and good health.

Thought for the Month: If I’d known I was going to live so long, I’d have taken better care of myself. ~Leon Eldred

Chiropractic Thought for the Month: There is a fourth thing to do to help the body age well. Continue with your regular chiropractic care. Adjustments help the brain communicate with the rest of the body better and helps keep muscles and joints function and balance better.

For more information, call Rolnick Chiropractic at 207-283-1168 or check out our web page at www.rolnickchiropractic.com

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