Have you begun to age? Find out here.

Well, that’s a silly headline. But it got your attention didn’t it? Maybe you’re one of those who swear by the “I’m forever 21” code, and your primary school teacher told you that you started aging from the day you were born.

Guess what? She was right.

It’s not always bad. If you didn’t age, you wouldn’t experience the joys of different phases of life.  You can’t stop your body from maturing. But you can take steps to ensure you still get the best out of every day of your life.

Let’s get started.

So what exactly are the tell-tale signs of aging?

Inflamed body parts
Some days you wake up feeling like you’ve been hit by a truck. You find certain areas of your body such as your joins, gums, skin and muscles experiencing painful swelling and redness on a regular basis. This is usually the first noticeable sign that you’re moving on in life.

Poor skin colouration
You look in the mirror and wonder if it’s time for another sunny beach vacation. Your skin seems to have lost its colour. Dull skin reflects poor gut health, nutritional status, blood circulation and hormone imbalance. Alternatively, stress could also be robbing your skin of its vitality.

Abdominal distension
Feel like a walking balloon? A constantly bloated belly could be caused by improper diet. Certain foods ferment more quickly in your tummy than others, causing gut inflammation. Or perhaps you’re intolerant to particular foods. Milk for instance is a common inflammation inducer. So watch what you eat.

You don’t sprint like a 20 something anymore
In your hey days, it’d take you about 24 hours to recover from your last workout. That’s because your body had optimum levels of cortisol and growth hormones. Don’t seem to recover just as quick anymore? Well… that’ a sign too.

Your medical records pile thicker than Encyclopaedia Britannica
You fall sick more often and take longer to recuperate. Your doctor also appears to have adopted a new list of jargons when speaking to you, including cholesterol, hypertension, heart disease, arthritis and diabetes. These degenerative diseases are caused by hormone depletion and poor eating habits.

Poor short-distance eyesight
The ingredient list on the back of your favourite cereal box begins to look a mess of black ink. You now need reading glasses.

Easy fatigue
You constantly feel like you’ve just conquered Mount Everest. As you grow older, your body’s melatonin levels decrease. You no longer sleep as deeply as before. Some women with high estrogen levels may not sleep well too.

Holing up in your room like a hermit begins to look inviting. Some days you just can’t explain that depressing feeling and that longing to isolate yourself.

Hormonal changes
Your body feels different when your hormone levels begin to decline. This often happens at age 52 for women, and 65 for men.

In the next post, I’ll be talking about some of your habits which could be stopping you from enjoying life to the fullest as you grow older. Stay tuned!

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For Better Health,
Dr Nor

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