All day long, forces are at work on your body. They’re working inside of you, such as internal forces that you do not control. There are external forces at work all around you all the time as well. They affect our bodies – and our body function – in many ways. Some of those forces are within your control. Some are not.
One of the most powerful external forces at work on your body is gravity. Gravity applies invisible pressure to your body. When it combines with your body weight, it actually compresses the structure of your body, including your bones, and makes you a bit shorter at the end of the day as opposed to when you first wake up. Over time, the force of gravity will continue to pull on you to the point that you will be noticeably smaller in your old age. Even your body weight contributes as an external force, adding more weight to your bones. This is one aspect that you can control.
Where You Live Can Have a Major Impact On Your Health
Whether you live in an apartment in the city, you are out in the country, or you have a cabin in the mountains will play a role in your body functions. If you live someplace where you are exposed to many environmental toxins, it will put you more at risk of developing health problems along the way. If you enjoy a more sedentary lifestyle because of where you live, this can also affect your health.
Your Work Environment Can Affect You
Your job can also play a major role in your health. Where you work, what you are exposed to at work, and what type of work you do will affect your body. The foods that are available to you at work can also affect your health, as this plays an important role in your overall diet.
Awareness is Key
External forces may not be completely within your control, but you can be aware of how they affect you. You can take charge in choosing a healthy lifestyle and embracing stress management techniques that can help you to make the most of external forces that surround you every day. You can also get in touch with us at Enhanced Wellness Living to learn more about the many beneficial services that we provide. We want to help you feel your best and perform at optimal body function regardless of your age. Contact us today to book an initial consultation at our office in Jackson or Ridgeland.