Physical Wellness : Healthy body for an healthier mind
Wellness has 3 components: physical, mental and spiritual for believers.
Since body and mind are interrelated an healthy body will promote an healthy mind.
We talked a lot about mental wellness over the last few months; today I will address its physical part.
Physical wellness means to keep our body in proper shape while and despite aging.
Keeping an healthy body include:
Sleep, ideal body weight, proper calorie intake, balanced diet, water intake, physical activity, no chemical addictive’s, and supplements if required.
Very brief review about physical aging.
Aging is genetically controlled and our body starts very soon to age at around 30 (skin first)
Then, at around 40: We are loosing around 1% of bone mass and 1% of muscular mass per year whatever.
Gastrointestinal absorption of proteins and vitamins is reduced steadily over the ages to only around
50% of its base line. This is why we need more proteins when we get older.
Thirst reflex drops. This is why elderly don’t drink enough.
Brain functions remain stable as long they are properly challenged.
Here are the synopsis of what we should do and don’t.