Aging comes with pain. A true fact and scary at the same time. When we grow older there are an increasing amount of malfunctioning parts in the body. Pain comes in great variety is the experience of most aging people. The most important question for every person is how to minimize the discomforts of these pains.
Pain comes in different ways. Some of the forms I have shown in former articles. Aging pains are mental and physical. For the mental pains, we need the “comforts” of others such as family and friends. The physical pains cannot be solved that easily. Many pains are related to past experiences such as jobs, accidents, injuries, sickness, and hobbies. The past comes to hunt you is often the story.
Which problems hurt the most when aging? The first parts are joints and muscles after that the scars and phantom pains occur. Knees and shoulders are the first to create complains. Ankles and wrists follow shortly after that. A negative influence comes when the hearing gets down. The balance system is located in the ear which has an immediate effect on the joints.
To encounter these problems the first thing to consider is the muscle tonus. Are the muscles in a right condition. It is not expected to have a top condition but there must be powerful enough to carry the full body weight, absorb shocks and correct a changing balance even if that is under abrupt circumstances (falling down). Muscle condition is measured by the tonus it displays. Keeping the right tonus versus body weight supports the individual.
Muscles and nerves effect each other. They cooperate but also are dependent on each other, one cannot function without the other. Over the years we discovered the right use of exercise in combination with EMS and TENS stimulation. Combined there is a maximization of effect in each individual. The choice of exercises must be functional and practical, not fitness focused.
Fitness is fun but for many aging people not practical or appropriate. Tai Chi has proved to be more useful in many cases. A combination of movement and resistance is the best when followed with an EMS and on the other day TENS session. ES has a lot to offer for the healthy and active aging process only there are so limited amount of specialists, often it feels (for me and my team) as we are shouting in the desert. (end of part 12) Arnaud van der Veere
健身很有趣，但对许多老年人来说不实用或不合适。 事实证明，太极拳在许多情况下更有用。 在使用EMS和TENS会话的另一天，运动和阻力的组合是最好的。 ES为健康和活跃的衰老过程提供了很多东西，只有极少数的专家，通常感觉（对我和我的团队），因为我们在甜点中大喊大叫。 （第12部分结束）Arnaud van der Veere