Aging is not a bad thing. As we live fuller and longer lives, we are becoming increasingly aware of this natural phenomenon. The external signs of aging are all obvious to us, from the simplest fine wrinkle lines of a twenty-something year old, to the crippling severe contractures that disable and prevent independent ambulation in an octogenarian. Awareness of aging comes from all around us, in the media, medical breakthroughs and advances in skin care and plastic surgery.
Basically, aging is the byproduct of our bodies decreasing ability to quickly and efficiently repair and maintain itself. There is a never ending struggle between the forces that contribute to deterioration and breakdown, and our bodies ability to identify, fortify, and combat these forces. Our comprehensive approach to anti-aging is focused at not only prolonging life but improving the quality and appearance of every aspect of our life and lifestyle.
Until very recently, anti-aging interventions have emphasized and utilized mostly supplements, skin care, and plastic surgery to combat the effects and appearance of aging. More extensive learning and emphasis on diet, lifestyle, and nutrition have expanded our knowledge tremendously. The combination of traditional and emerging methods in medicine, skin care, and nutrition begin the cycle of anti-aging. Exciting advances in the areas of hormonal therapy and clinical genetics will soon become available to complete the cycle of anti-aging therapies. Now, each level and category of the anti-aging cycle has become closely interactive and interdependent.
Spirituality and relationships have major roles in peopleâ€™s views of aging. Do not ignore or underemphasize this. A sound marriage is one of the strongest positive factors in prolonged life and longevity. These place great emphasis on your basic human and loving needs and need for fulfillment. The approach is very personal but can be evaluated and improve