The Making of Middle Age: One's Choices
"The Typical American is the mechanized, urbanized, unbalanced individual who is over-rested, over-fed, over-stimulated
over-protected, and under-released, under-exercised and under-disciplined."
Wilhelm Raab, MD
Dr. Raab, a world-renowned cardiologist, made this statement in the 1950's. If he could only see us now!
In our youth, we ate balanced meals, exercised with activities all day long, and lived healthfully. But then school and youth were over and we entered the adult world: responsibilities, families, careers, deadlines, the traffic commute, and bills to pay.
Life slowly changes. Many start to smoke. For some it's coffee in the morning to get going, and alcohol in the evenings to socialize, and help with stress. As we grow into middle age, we at times enjoy a week's worth of food with all of the fat, salt, sweets, and drink - all in one evening. Activity slows, and we put on the pounds: our waistlines grow, we get used to the puffy look, and the gait slows.
And life goes on: successes at work, children being raised, and the fast pace of life. But we cope. Stress, food, coffee, work, alcohol, less sleep, aspirin, headaches, more food, antacids, work, nicer home, indigestion, bigger clothes, more stress, better car, more doctors visits, less energy. The cycle just becomes normal life.
This isn't aging. This is lifestyle and it seems to catch up with us all at once. The big diagnosis is such a shock: cancer, heart disease, back problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, cirrhosis, impotence, ulcers, etc.
It's never too late to regain your health. Stand back and take a hard look at what you have become and how you got that way.
The Institute offers comprehensive Physical Exam Programs, and The Life Map program, which provides an individualized blueprint to achieve total health. Exercise, Diet, Weight Loss and Rehab Programs are also offered. Call The Institute at 425 820 2110.