Time stands still for no one…
Don’t Let Aging Get You Down, It’s Too Hard To Get Back Up!
How do you know you’re getting old?
When the only pole dancing you do, is to hold onto the safety bar in the bathtub.
When you buy sexy underwear and they automatically gift wrapped it.
I’m aging like a fine wine; building up pressure and about to be uncorked.
There are many jokes about aging, and I love it. The older I get, the more I realize that there is no way around it. No short cuts, we all grow old, but how we grow old is up to us.
Barbie Dolls and Roller Skates…
Growing up, we stayed in a neighborhood where all the children in the street would play together. When the girls were playing in the dollhouse of the girl next door, the boys would join us. We would then join the boys in playing games outside, which would include football, roller skating, bicycle riding, and skateboarding.
I had a few hard falls as a child, especially on my coccyx (tailbone). I was never the Barbie kind of girl, as the fire department of that town would be able to tell you after my friends and I started a neighborhood fire. But that is a story for another day.
I can’t even remember how many times I landed on the tarmac. One time I was roller skating, and I was good at it, but that day I wanted to impress some boys. I made an impression alright, but it was the impression of my skin left in the tar. I still have the scars on my knees to prove it.
After all these injuries as a child, I had another hard fall when I was pregnant with my son. That was not at all to impress anyone. No, I slipped on a wet floor. I was carrying plates and could not help myself with the landing. I ended up horizontal – level with the surface, when I hit the floor with my back first. I tried holding my head and the plates in the air at the same time. Needless to say, it wasn’t a lady-like move at all. I landed like a mashed potato between all the broken glass on the floor. Although it wasn’t funny at the time, thinking back, it must have looked hysterical.
It took me about 5 minutes to get a sound out of my mouth to call for help. I could not move, and the paramedics had to lift me out of broken glass and food onto the gurney. I thank God my son was okay, but I broke my coccyx in the process. What I only realized now, 19 years later, was that I also injured my back very severely that day.
Medication or Natural products?
In my blog on 4 May 2020, I wrote about my struggles with my hormones. http://thelifecoachonline.com/blame-it-on-the-hormones/ Ever since I can remember, my mom reminded me to take a supplement for my bones. I also knew about collagen and how important it was, but on my hormonal trail and error expedition, I got to know a lot more about this product.
I am using strong pain medication that my doctor prescribed for my back, but I don’t want to be on medication for the rest of my life. I also refuse to go for a back operation. So, I have decided to do some experiments on natural products that could help me with my pain relief, and I have decided to make you a part of this journey.
I am going to do reviews on the products as I use them and let you know what I think. The first product that I am going to write about is Collagen powder. When I visited a doctor for my hormonal issues, one of the things she advised me to use was Collagen powder.
The Benefits of Collagen powder…
According to all the research I have done, all the following benefits stood out the most;
- Increasing of skin collagen density.
- Improvement of skin hydration.
- Strengthening of hair and nails.
- Reducing of inflammation.
- Maintaining and support of healthy joints.
- Supporting of the digestive health.
- Relieving of aching joints.
- Strengthening and stabilizes bones, muscles, joints, tendons, and cartilage.
- Smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines.
- Reducing Cellulite and Stretch marks.
- Strengthens Heart and Arteries, just to name a few.
My own view…
So, I have been using it for a few months. Here are some of the benefits I have seen up to now. I used to have my nails done, for the simple reason that my nails were very brittle. My left thumbnail would split into two parts and would never grow longer than my nail bed. Now my nails are growing, and it is most definitely in a better condition than ever before.
I can see a difference in the strength of my hair, and also in the rate it is growing. There is also a definite change in my skin hydration. It is not as dry as it usually is in winter.
My back pain; we’ll have to wait and see. I think it will take some more time for me to see a difference, but I will keep on using the Collagen powder. I am also going to double my doses to see if it will make a difference in my back pain. I will keep you updated when I see any improvement.
In my opinion, collagen is something that every one of us should use. We are not getting any younger, and we need to look after ourselves. Even if you don’t feel the aches and pains yet, trust me, it is coming like a thief in the night.
Salusa 45 and reading glasses!
Visiting my chiropractor last week, we had a good laugh as he explained the following; as youngsters, holidays with our friends included packing a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. We would have enough to drink, and some aspirin for the hangover. Later years, family holidays included fewer drinks, more clothes, and bigger medical kits. By the time we reach fifty, we don’t have a care in the world about what we take with, as long as we remember the medical kit and our reading glasses.
Well, I am not there yet, and all of us are not feeling old at the age of fifty, but we cannot stop the process of aging. So rather be prepared to stay healthy as we grow older. I don’t know about you, but I would do anything to prevent my back from getting worse. I would rather spend some money now on things that could benefit me for my old age than being old and wishing I did it sooner.
To all my friends and subscribers, not living in South Africa, I am working on finding you a good Collagen product in your area. As soon as I do, I will post it on Facebook and Instagram.
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