While our bodies may not be on an “annual cycle” like so much of the trees and shrubs we drive past each day, did you know that your body is in a constant process of dying and recreating as well?
A not-so-obvious question: How old are you?
Before you give a quick answer, a few facts. Most of your body is in a constant process of making new cells of all kinds: bone cells, skin cells, muscle tissue, and more. We know our hair keeps growing, and I suppose we are aware that 90% of the dust we find in our homes is actually dead human skin! (yep, that’s true). But have you ever thought about how quickly your cells are replaced in different parts of your body?
Most middle-aged adults have bodies that are only 7-10 years old.
Most of the parts of your body renew themselves completely in ten years or less. Your red blood cells typically last only 120 days, and you have an entirely new skin in just two weeks!
Which leads to an important question:
What have you been putting into your body over the past two weeks, or over the past seven to ten years? If your body is less than ten years old, then shouldn’t you expect to feel a bit younger than maybe you do?
At Ranicki Chiropractic and Wellness, we are here to help you get the most life you can out of the cells you have, and we would love to see you feel younger and healthier in the months and years to come!
As the world around us bursts into full bloom, let’s admit it – some yards will look better than others. Sometimes the grass really is greener on the other side, right?
Wrong. The grass is NOT greener on the other side. The grass is greener where it is watered and cared for. The same is true of our bodies.
This spring, why not take some time to consider how well you are watering your own grass, how well you are taking care of the body you’ve got. You may not be able to do much about what you have done for the past seven years, but if you start making different choices today… can you imagine how good you’ll feel seven years from now?