The main concern of integrative preventive medicine professionals is not to just help people live longer - it is to help people live exceedingly well during their life. Not only are people increasing in age, they also have higher expectations and are placing much more strenuous demands on their physical bodies.
The number of Americans age 55 and older will almost double between now and 2030 – from 60 million today to 107.6 million – as the Baby-Boomers reach retirement age. The “rocking chair” mentality where simply reaching Medicare age and getting a check from the Government type of thinking has been superseded by more activity- directed goals. Americans no longer view retirement as an “endless vacation,” but as a busy, engaged new phase of life that includes work and public service. Two of three older Americans see retirement as “a time to be active and involved, to start new activities, and to set new goals.” Where once mountains of insurance claims and hoards of prescription medicines were the standard, now trekking across the Andes or skiing in Aspen is more of the mountains on the minds of today’s active adults.
To maintain optimal health, the human body needs: fresh air, space, sunlight, a proper diet, precise vitamins and minerals, pure water, exercise, proper rest, positive mental stimulation, friends and family. By actively taking responsibility for your own habits and lifestyle choices, you can fine tune balance in your life. Lifestyle choices play a large role in determining our overall level of health. Genetics certainly can factor into the equation, but it’s empowering to know that our conscious actions can make a real difference in our physical, emotional, and spiritual state. Even small changes in certain habits and behaviors can lead to big improvements in overall health and well-being. Healthy living requires a healthy lifestyle and is not a program but rather a process. Armed with individualized vitamins and minerals from iVitamin Science™, coupled with a balanced soul, mind, and body - you will have all the ingredients necessary to live the healthy life you have always dreamed of.