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The Skeleton Makes up One-Fifth of the Body's Weight/Systems of Your Body - Part 2

Stylized x-rayHave you ever noticed that as you get near 40 years of age, your body starts to give you signals that all is not well?

Discomfort in the joints, digestive problems, eyesight and breathing difficulties to name a few.

Of course you may have some of these issues before you reach 40 years old. Most of us put on a little too much weight and this can affect the internal organs.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama says in his book, “How to Practice, The Way to a Meaningful Life:” “At the beginning of life is birth, during which we suffer, and at the end of our life is death, during which we also suffer. Between these two come aging and illness. No matter how wealthy you are or how physically fit you are you have to suffer through these circumstances.

On top of this comes discontentment. You want more and more and more. This in a sense is real poverty, always to be hungry, hungry, hungry, with no time to be satisfied. Others might not be rich, but contentment provides them with fewer worries, fewer enemies, fewer problems, and a very good nights sleep”

What I take out of the above quote is that if we get too pushy at wanting more and more things and wealth, we run the risk of pushing our bodies into illness and ourselves into stress.

While the body can cope well with stress, wow there is  a statement and a half. Now  I’m saying that the body copes well with stress. If you have been following the last few blogs you will have seen why this is. Basically your body was designed to handle the attacks from bigger predators, man has only recently become the main dominant predator on planet earth. So the body was built to activate the sympathetic response of fight, flight or freeze, to attacks. Modern men and women are getting too much stress and the body can’t cope with this.

So, while the body can cope with stress, modern living overloads it, and what gets overloaded is your body’s own systems.

These are:

  • The Skeletal System
  • The Muscular System
  • The Nervous System
  • The Skin, Nails, & hair
  • The Lymphatic & Immune System
  • The Endocrine System
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Cardiovascular System
  • The Digestive System
  • The Urinary System
  • The Reproductive System

The human body’s systems work together to maintain health and efficiency.

So you can see that in your body right now there is a lot going on. It is very important that you have a basic understanding of how your body works.

When you get up in the morning tired and hungry, you will make the healthy decision to stretch and exercise for 15 to 20 minutes before you start your day.

This week we will take a look at the Skeleton system.

The Skeleton is a  solid movable framework that supports the body. Its bones work as levers and anchor plates to allow movement. Bones help blood cells develop in the form of red marrow. Every second millions of fresh blood cells pour out of our bone marrow. The body draws from mineral stores in the bones during times of shortage such as when calcium is needed for healthy nerve function.

A healthy diet that provides enough minerals, especially calcium, along with regular moderate exercise can reduce risks of many bone and joint disorders. Go to our website ,  and see more information there.

You should also come regularly to our clinic and get adjusted so that your spine and nervous systems are at their best alignment. Take a look in the mirror, how is your posture?

This area we will cover soon, but you can see whether your skeleton is upright or not.


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