Resolutions for a New Year
01 / 03 / 13

Resolutions for a New Year

Here we are, starting 2013. Did you ever think you would see the changes that the world has brought to us in our lifetime?  Technology is coming at us loud and clear to the point where I wonder if I can ever keep up with all the new gadgets, ideas, and the lingo to go with it.

Everyone has wants or goals they want to accomplish as far as material things…buying a new car, getting the newest Ipad or iPhone, or whatever newest thing comes with a remote control.  We have goals we want to achieve as far as our jobs, getting that new home, or even finishing our education (or at least finally paying off the one we got).  Does this sound familiar? What about things that we can’t put in a box or sign for on the dotted line?  Our health can be a priority but also the most difficult to be consistent within regards to upkeep and making the right choices.

Diet and exercise are probably among the most common New Year’s resolutions we are likely to hear if taking a poll of friends and family.  They are also the easiest ones not to keep.  Why?  Because it is not very cut and dry.  We have to really work at it.  Is it easier to sit down in front of the computer or television instead of moving around and sweating a little or shopping for healthy foods? The point is clear, but goals actually take a little work.  You don’t get something for nothing.  If your resolution is to get healthier and be the best you can be for your age, then maybe this is your year.

Anti-aging medicine is coming into the forefront more and more and is the healthiest way to get the clock to turn back.  If you want to reverse those undesirable changes that started happening to your body “after a certain age”, then it is actually easier than you think.  When the aches and pains start, weight gain happens with no dietary changes, and the energy isn’t there anymore to do regular activities that are normal for you, then you are experiencing the changes of aging. These natural changes are what make it difficult to achieve diet and exercise resolutions.  If the energy and stamina are missing to do your regular activities, then it will not be easy to accomplish your diet and exercise goals.

Hormone replacement therapy is the way to bring back your energy, muscle strength, and mental awareness and it can be done in a natural way.  Bioidentical hormones can be taken in doses made especially for each patient in order for the body to function at it’s best.  Since they are identical to what the body produces, optimal results are achieved safely and also quickly, as most patients will report.  It’s actually the easy part to get blood tests done and then have your hormones prescribed by the doctor.  Taking your prescribed hormones as ordered is something that seems to come naturally once you get started and see that you are feeling better and better.

Once hormone levels are under control, meaning in the best therapeutic range, then the diet and exercise part of the resolution gets easier and easier.  When you start to feel good, then you start to take more interest in choosing the right foods and doing some simple exercises.  Eventually, that leads to eating foods that are good for you without even thinking about it as a choice.  Exercise turns into something you look forward to instead of something you have to do or dread.

So if your New Year’s resolution is better health but you just don’t know how you can do it over the age of 40 or 50 and be successful, it is not too late to start in an anti-aging program that incorporates diet, exercise, and optimal hormone replacement.  Stocks Institute for Age Management is exactly what you are looking for to get your health back.  Aging does not have to mean your life is going to be sedentary and boring.  You can have an active and fulfilling life for the rest of your life.

You may see others around you that are the same age as you and think, “Boy, he isn’t getting around as well as he used to” or ” She really has changed a lot, putting on a lot of weight and stooped over a little”.  Does that make you wonder how you are doing compared to others your own age?  It sure makes me feel pretty good to hear someone tell me I look great for my age and ask what I do.  But to me,  the best thing to hear is “whatever you’re doing, just keep on doing it because it sure is working for you”.

Most people know my secret.  I am a Stocks Institute patient.  I look forward to getting older now because I know I will be active, fit, and feel wonderful. What is my resolution for 2013?  It’s to be the best I can be for me and I’m doing it.

What is your resolution for 2013? What things are stopping you?

Happy New Year!