~TO AGE OR NOT TO AGE~

LIFE*MOD® CORNER WITH DR. ORLANDO V. GONZALEZ

 

I can’t stress enough how exciting it is to be alive during these amazing times.  The advances that we have made in this country and this world are breathtaking!  From technology to medicine to space aeronautics and astronomy, we are so advanced that it’s scary to think where the future might take us.  But let me take you on a little ride down memory lane, to a time that wasn’t that long ago, but that we all have forgotten. 

Picture our ancestors five thousand years ago or even five hundred years ago.  Imagine how they were living.  Do you think there was any similarity to our current lifestyle?  Of course there wasn’t, but there might be more similarity than you think.  Our ancestors had the same pressures that we have today.  They had to eat and drink.  They had to search for shelter and weather the storms throughout their lives.  They had to ‘work’ for their food.  They formed communities and families.  They had a belief in something and they were as social as we are today.  But that’s where the similarities stop. 

Forward if you will, to today’s society.  We still have to work for our food, but not as hard.  The foods that we are eating today are not as nutrient dense as before. We have learned, through our ‘advances’, how to preserve foods, package them, process them and store them, obviating the need to run after our food and hunt it.  We now drive everywhere, because well, why would we walk? We buy our food so we don’t know where it comes from and because everything is available always, we have become lazy and complacent.

So what does this all have to do with aging.  Our society has become obsessed with anti-aging techniques and procedures.  From facelifts, to the latest diets and fat burning machines, we are obsessed with looking and feeling better.  But we are looking in the wrong places.  All we have to do is look to our past.  We have to eat better, make better choices, move more, embrace social interaction and really, put down that phone or ipad and listen.  Get away from that computer screen and talk face to face to people.  Enjoy living and life.  When we start doing these things, we will realize that we are ‘living’, and that maybe, just maybe, we have found the fountain of youth. 

Victum. Vestri. Vita

 

Dr. Gonzalez is a Sports Medicine orthopedic physician who is also board certified in Family Medicine as well as neuropsychological concussion testing.  He is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, American Society of Bariatric Physicians, and the American College of Sports Medicine. He currently practices orthopedics and sports medicine in Livingston, New Jersey. He has LIFE*MOD offices in Jersey City and in Manhattan. Please call 1-855-710-5433 for more information, or visit us at: www.lifemod.com

 

Posted on October 4, 2014 .