One key aspect of maintaining good health at every age stems from enjoying regular exercise in our routine. Exercise plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy body weight, reducing the risk of various illnesses and diseases, promoting healthy aging, and improving physical function. Research has shown that regular exercise can have a positive impact on our overall quality of life as we age; senescence within cells has found to have improved with simple physical activity by apoptosis taking place. By this cellular process of letting go of cells that have served, cancer, hypertension, macular degeneration, and other diseases, may be regulated by the body’s own intrinsic capacity to heal.
Exercise can slow down the natural aging process by maintaining healthy habits and enabling the elderly to maintain their independence while promoting socialization. In addition to its physical benefits, exercise has also been linked to improved cognitive function and can help prevent cognitive decline. The joy that comes with being embodied and in control of muscle movements gives empowerment, enhancing self-confidence and the motivation to continue.
Supplementation is another important factor to consider when it comes to aging well. Supplementation refers to the use of dietary supplements, such as vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, probiotics, and anti-oxidants that support overall health. Supplementation can be particularly beneficial for older adults who may have unique nutritional needs or difficulty meeting their nutrient requirements through diet alone.
Lifestyle Naturopathy consultations can assess your specific needs and make recommendations based on your individual health status and any medications you may be taking. As we age, our nutrient needs may change. Therefore, it’s important to focus on key nutrients that support healthy aging, such as calcium and vitamin D for bone health, omega-3 fatty acids for heart health, and vitamin B12 for cognitive function. Nicole Reilkoff ND loves sharing her expertise in choosing high-quality supplements from reputable brands that undergo third-party testing for quality and purity.
The personalized supplementation protocol that each client receives for specific nutrient deficiencies or symptoms that warrant a significant role in helping to age well. This, combined with exercise, build the foundation for truly living our best lives.
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