There is a common idea in the world which states that old people start getting sick with old age and the most recent study made on the issue seems to vehemently contradict this theory. This idea of old age leading to severe health problems is nothing but a myth and if people keep an eye on their health and bodies, as well as on their minds, once they start getting older, they can be healthy even at the age of 80.
From what the researchers involved in this new study said, it seems that our bodies do not necessarily need to wear out with old age. It seems that our bodies have the capacity of staying healthy, strong and flexible for about a hundred years, as long as we treat them properly.
Keep Your Body Healthy to Live Longer
Although the theory according to which people who get older also get sick is commonly believed, it seems that things are not really like that. What does make us sick is a poor eating habit, the lack of exercise, the lack of proper breathing, the lack of mental exercises and the list continues. The researchers involved in this new study seem to believe that the more we take care of our bodies, the longer we will enjoy a healthy life.
And the truth of the matter is that this theory actually seems to make sense. An old people who think about how he or she is going to get sick now that they hit an old age, will automatically start to feel sick. On the other hand, if a person thinks that only they are the ones responsible for their overall health, they will be able to have a healthier body and mind for a longer period of time. There is no one who says that once you hit your 50s or 60s you need to start getting sick! It is all in our heads and we need to get rid of this idea.
Older People May Be Healthier than Others
This idea according to which older people must be sick is wrong and there are many people in their 70s who have not been to the doctor’s once in their lives or who have never taken painkillers or whatever type of medicine. What they do, however, is bike 20 miles three times a week, have a healthy diet and use their mind a lot, to keep it healthy. This idea that old people should not exercise because they are fragile is wrong and it is only in our heads.
According to this new study, it seems that we are the only ones responsible for how our bodies are going to look like when we get older. If we take care of our diets when we are young and if we keep exercising even when we hit our 40s, 50s and 60s, we will be able to keep healthy for a longer time. Once we think that we get old and sick, we will start getting old and sick.