Aging is a natural part of life, but sometimes aging can take a toll on the body both physically and mentally. Unfortunately, our society all but tells us that aging is something to be ashamed of. Whether it’s because of wrinkles or gray hair- it seems everywhere we turn there is an anti-aging product promising to turn back the clock 20 years! In 2018 the World Health Organization classified aging as a disease, but there are ways to take a positive spin on aging to help you live a longer and healthier life. While keeping up aesthetics is something that will never cease, we can work towards feeling young by staying healthy.
A new paradigm of aging is emerging in the scientific community. Researchers, like Harvard geneticist David Sinclair, Ph.D., are beginning to identify compounds and lifestyle practices that may counter the internal processes that contribute to aging, and the conversation is evolving from how we can add years to our lives to how we can ensure that those years are vibrant and healthy, too. Sort of cool, right?
Health Span, Not Just Life Span
As Dr. Frank Lipman said, “What good is living 100 years if you’re sick for half of them?” The ever increasing interest in healthy aging (one of 2020’s top health trends) has come at a crucial time. As a country, we are currently experiencing unprecedented growth in the aging population. By 2050, the number of Americans over 65 is expected to nearly double to 88 million, and worldwide, this age group is projected to make up 17% of the total population. Currently, about 80% of people over 65 are living with at least one chronic disease and 77% are living with two or more chronic diseases.
In an article from MindBodyGreen, Dr. Lipman stated, “You’re not going to stop the aging process [altogether]. Aging should not need to be synonymous with poor health, cognitive decline, low energy, and loss of strength. We are finding out more about why we age and what we can do to positively affect our longevity genes and age in a much more graceful way.” So, while modern medicine definitely has its place and time, here are some integrative and alternative ways CryoEffect can help you age healthily.
Cryotherapy can keep your skin looking and feeling young due to the production of collagen, It also helps to reduce pain and inflammation, and aids in lowering stress. Bonus: if you add some Collagen Peptides from Vital Proteins, it will help ramp up collagen production!
Keeping skin healthy is a big focus for many. Infrared light waves can increase the amount of collagen and elastin in skin, leading to improvement in skin texture, decreased roughness, and can soften the appearance of wrinkles. It can also promote better wound healing, reduce scarring, and help detox the body.
Dreaded varicose veins? The NormaTec Compression Therapy System (Dynamic Pulsing) can help both prevent and treat those by aiding in circulation. While “anti-aging” will never go away (the song “You’re so Vain” by Carly Simon comes to mind), we can change how society perceives aging by focusing on aging in the healthiest way possible.