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I can’t tell you how mammoth of changes we’ve made in peoples’ lives just getting them to sleep more, allow for several days rest before exercising again, and modifying the way they sit, sleep, stand and walk. Even finding more effective exercises that don’t injury them can make a world of difference.
Unfortunately, if you are over 35 and especially 40 the days of hitting the gym, hiking Camelback, running 5 miles and then playing in the Tennis Tournament on the same day and waking up the next day ready to do it all over again are OVER! After 30 the amount of growth factor the body produces to repair injuries has gone into a very steep decline. In fact, it nearly flat lines around 50 and stays that way until the Grim Reaper comes for you in your 80’s or 90’s. Around 40 your ego is writing checks your body simply can not cash anymore!
You can feel bad about this, but understanding it and enjoying what you do and allowing your body the time necessary to transition through the three (3) phases of healing is really the secret to longevity.
Funny isn’t it? Of all the remedies and tricks to cheat Father Time, and might I add often dangerous and always very expensive tricks, the best remedy is to stop beating the crap out of yourself, rest more and allow your body the time it needs to do what it was designed to do and that is to heal the injury, recover, and adapt!
Even that last part- adapt, takes time. When a person exercises the body breaks down, and if given the time it will heal, recover from the injury and then adapt to the workload and stress. This is how a person gets stronger and faster from training. It wasn’t how much training a person did, but that he did just enough to stress the tissue and allowed for enough rest time for the body to make itself stronger than before- that’s ADAPT!
Have you been exercising and not making gains? Try training less and rest more! Look at your lifestyle and how well in communication you are with the life around you.
Alright, I could again go on and on. It will always be better to just talk one on one. If you have any questions or would like to see how Paragon Chiropractic can help you- please just give us a call!