Change Is Inevitable

Our bodies (and our lives) are consistently changing over time. The changes are very rapid and therefore very obvious in children.

In adults, the changes are slower and so we don’t necessarily notice them as they’re happening.

“Where did that 10 pounds come from?”

“Grey hair?”

“I remember when I could eat a whole pizza.”

The problem is that we assume that body deterioration, weight gain, loss of strength, loss of balance, etc. are all just part of getting older.

Gaining weight is not inherent to turning 25, 30, 40, 50… Gaining weight as you age is connected to failing to modify your dietary habits to accommodate your changing body. You wouldn’t feed a 15-year-old the same amount of food you’d feed a 5-year-old. So why do we think it’s crazy to suggest that we shouldn’t feed a 35-year old the same way we fed a 25-year-old? The difference is just that we need less food instead of more.

Loss of strength can be counteracted by doing strength-training exercises.

Actively working on balance exercises, as well as spending less time wearing shoes, will both help maintain balance.

These might be things that you didn’t used to have to do, or didn’t ever have to think about. But that’s just part of everything changing. If you want to still look good, feel good, move well, etc., you need to adapt to your changing body.

What do you do (or have your done) to positively accommodate your body’s changes? Do you see this as a positive, a negative, neither, or both?

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Steve on 30 September 2011 at 16:47

    I can still eat a entire pizza . . . . it just takes several meals now.

  2. Posted by Steve on 30 September 2011 at 16:48

    er . . . .. AN entire pizza

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