Slow Down Aging and Osteoporosis
Everyone wants time. Time gives you the ability to get more out of life. You can spend more hours with people you love. You can watch more of your favorite TV show, listen to your favorite music, and go on more vacations and visit the places you have always dreamed of seeing. More time is the goal, but the extra time is not free.
There is a cost for the time in your life. It is aging. Whether or not you like the fee for time, it is unavoidable. Time marches on and takes its toll on your physical and mental health. You become slower and weaker as your sharp wit becomes a bit duller. Aging brings with it increased opportunities of positive life events, but it also bring increased chances of physical ailments.
One specific chronic medical condition that is mostly associated with growing older is osteoporosis. Like aging, osteoporosis is a process that typically begins slowly and goes undetected for a period of time until the day you receive the diagnosis.
Aging and osteoporosis is so linked, in fact, that it is more helpful to consider treatments that target both. Why waste time, effort and energy with interventions that only diminish the unwanted effects of aging or only improve your osteoporosis symptoms when many techniques overlap?
By being efficient, you can get back to enjoying life instead of worry about the quantity of it.
Stress, Aging and Osteoporosis
Any information about aging and osteoporosis should begin with stress. Stress ages you. Your body contains countless cells, and each cell contains telomeres that shorten each time a cell divides. This means that tong telomeres are related to being healthy and young. They help to recycle the old cells into new ones more effectively. Short telomeres are related to premature aging and poor health. They are also related to a poorer immune system, which leaves you vulnerable to other conditions.
What is the culprit? What makes telomeres shorter? The answer is the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol prevents cells from activating an enzyme that keeps their telomeres long. Simply put, stress inhibits your body’s ability to divide cells. So, quite literally, stress ages you on a cellular level. Without healthy cells, osteoporosis becomes more severe.