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How to slow down the aging process naturally?

Posted Jun 07 2010 7:24am
You start to experience aging within minutes of being born your body starts to change and from then on until the day you die your body will be constantly changing initially due to development and then through aging.

Almost before you have passed childhood your body is already beginning to age. Initially these changes will be so subtle they will be barely noticeable but they are start of the body slowly aging.

Your musculoskeletal system is the first part of your body to show signs of aging and is usually the first place to be effected by illness and disease usually associated with getting older. This is why after age 35 you should take precautions to reduce the risk of injury or disease as your bodies ability to repair lessens as it starts to age more rapidly.

You can do this by avoiding accidents when possible, abuse, excessive alcohol, drugs, tobacco and other unhealthy habits. You can improve your health by exercising, eating a healthy diet, socializing with positive people, and avoiding environmental toxins.

Visiting your doctor is essential to prevent disease and control the accelerating of the effects of aging as well. When you visit your doctor, he’ll takes the time to study your physical status and look at your family health history. The doctor will consider any hereditary diseases and consider if required any cures or preventative measures are needed and if appropriate treatment to help you avoid disease and prevent premature aging.

Part of the body starting to age will be the effectiveness of the eyes and other sensory organs. Around 35 -40 it is quite common for you to notice that your close up vision is not as good as it once was and you may require assistance to read close up. This is a condition known as presbyopia.

This is why its common to see many people in the world over the age 40 wearing glasses, contact lenses, bifocals and so on. In the US alone this figure exceeds 90 million. But for some the aging process starts even sooner and many people of 35 and below can be found wearing glasses or contact lenses.

In addition to failing eyes sight you may start to experience a loss of hearing. It is certainly not unknown for you to start experiencing signs of hearing loss or even deafness after age 40. This is a condition refered to as presbycusis another sign of aging. An example of how this might effect you might be changes in musical taste from hard rock to more mellow music.

Or if you enjoyed rock concerts when you were younger, and now find that you do not enjoy concerts at all, it is because your hearing has significantly changed, which means the high-pitch of hearing has been affected, which has slowly reduced the lower hearing tone. When hearing becomes impaired, it often seems like those talking are inarticulate or you are missing words here and there.

Since the hearing is now weaker,you might experience speech changes. For instance, the use of K may sound distorted, which affects how you hear it. In other words, a older person with partial deafness may here the CH in a word, such as Chute Up, and think that someone is telling them to shut-up.

The Ch sound becomes altered. It is usually possible to help people suffering from hearing loss by using hearing aids or other listening aids. Another way to help people with slight hearing loss is to make sure body language is not confused and where people possible each other while talking. In extreme cases it could be necessary to use the deaf sign language.

These are all signs of natural healthy aging, yet in some aging signs are less natural. For instance, if you unfortunate enough to contract lung cancer because of a history of smoking, or being around second-hand smoke, then the cause is not what nature intended.

During maturity and the body starts aging it is common for weight changes to occur (this is more prevalent in families with history of obesity and being overweight). The body produces up to 30% more fat and converts food to energy less effectively at around the age of 40. In addition wrinkles and other signs of aging start to become more noticable.

 

About the Author: Graham Waite

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