After having treated thousands of patients in my 13 year career, it’s amazing how often I hear the phrase: “well Doc, it’s because I’m getting older…I guess”. I am here today to debunk that excuse, and differentiate “Getting Older from Aging”. First of all, let’s define both: Aging is a natural process that everyone goes through as they age (simply put, how many candles are on your cake), but getting older is a choice that is predominantly influenced by lifestyle choices and environmental factors.
Aging is a complex process that involves changes in cells, tissues, and organs. It is a natural process that cannot be avoided, and it is characterized by the gradual decline in physiological functions (how your body is functioning). The process of aging affects everyone differently, and it can be influenced by genetics, lifestyle, and environmental factors. We have partial control as to how this will play out, but certain things are relinquished to how your body is built and the genetic factors that were passed on by your parents.
Getting older, on the other hand, is a choice that is influenced by lifestyle and environmental factors. The choices we make, such as what we eat, how much we exercise, and how we manage stress, can have a significant impact on how we age. For example, a person who eats a healthy diet, exercises regularly, and manages stress well may age more slowly than a person who does not. Yes, I know, I underlined the word “may”! That is because of the genetic factors we discussed earlier.
One of the primary differences between getting older and the process of aging is the level of control we have over each. While we cannot stop the process of aging, we can slow it down and age more gracefully by making healthy lifestyle choices. This means that we can choose to get older in a healthy way that allows us to maintain our physical and cognitive function well into our later years. There are some excellent podcasts we’ve heard recently about this exact topic. Dr Peter Attia states that “one of, if not the most important things you can do to increase longevity is resistance exercise”. Check out the podcast with Joe Rogan here.
Another difference between getting older and the process of aging is the way that each affects us. While aging is a natural process that affects everyone, getting older can have a significant impact on our quality of life. As we get older, we may experience changes in our physical and cognitive function, which can affect our ability to perform daily tasks and enjoy our hobbies and interests. For example, the 75 year old that is immobile and needs a walker to get around, or the 75 year old that can jump on the floor to play with their grandkids.
However, by making healthy lifestyle choices, we can minimize the impact of getting older and maintain our physical and cognitive function well into our later years. This means that we can continue to enjoy our hobbies and interests, spend time with our loved ones, and live life to the fullest. At BioCure, we offer many different Longevity peptides such as BPC157, CJC1295, and MK677 (just to name a few). These help increase Human Growth Hormone levels to keep your Longevity Hormone at optimal levels.
So to wrap it up, while aging is a natural process that cannot be avoided, getting older is a choice that is influenced by lifestyle and environmental factors. By making healthy lifestyle choices, we can age more gracefully, maintain our physical and cognitive function well into our later years, and continue to enjoy life to the fullest. Team up with BioCure to keep you young and healthy for as long as possible…. and let us help you stop using the “getting older excuse”. Call or text us at 754-206-0838 for a FREE consultation.