It starts when some nice clerk ma’ams you at the supermarket. Then you notice waitresses aren’t asking to see your ID quite so often. Next thing you know, you’re saying things like, “When I was younger,” and it no longer sounds even a little bit silly.
On my radio show I give out an award called the “Wish You Were Here Award.” It is an award given to people who are so far off in their understanding of nutrition that they are sent a postcard with a picture of the earth on one side with the phrase “Wish You Were Here” written on the back.
It used to be that as one aged, one gradually accumulated prescription drugs in response to an ever-growing array of symptoms: One for arthritis, one for high blood pressure, one for digestive troubles, etc. Now though, some future-thinking medical practices are assembling networks of diverse medical specialists and technologies with the intent of revolutionizing the standard, reactive approach to mid- and later-life medicine.
According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine, proprioceptive forms of training – activities, like balancing on a wobbly surface, that require the body to “self-monitor” and adjust based on subtly shifting physiological signals – are very effective in improving dynamic joint stabilization and functional strength. But wait, that’s not all!