But the base of that word in itself connotes a negative thought.
What if, instead, you focused on age management?
You don't have to fall victim to age taking control over you and your body; rather, you can take proactive measures to manage the aging process and age in a healthy, energetic, empowered way.
What are some of those measures?
Dr. Mickey Barber joins Lisa to share Cenegenics Carolinas' approach to aging.
Dr. Barber says you should look at managing the aging process like a jigsaw puzzle with four main concepts, made up of lots of little pieces.
- Nutrition and nutritional supplements
- Exercise/physical activity
- Lifestyle (getting a good night's sleep; wearing your seat belt, etc.)
- Balancing and/or optimizing hormones
In Dr. Barber's practice, when she first meets with a patient, she looks at the overall picture: what have you been doing right; what can you do better; your medical and family history; and what things concern you.
Then, she and her team digs in deeper. They perform approximately 90 blood tests, looking at all your different hormones (thyroid, stress, estrogen/progesterone/testosterone, insulin); early disease risk markers in blood and urine; fitness level; body composition, including bone density, body fat, and lean muscle mass; cognitive function; and vascular health.
Once all this information is gathered, a comprehensive plan of attack can be formed.
It's important, however, that the patient understands his or her role.
If all those pieces fall into place, significant results can be seen in as little as a week.
Listen in as Dr. Barber shares with Lisa more about the approach of Cenegenics Carolinas and how you can focus on getting better, not just getting older.