Three Things Your Body Loses With Age

toothIt’s no secret that there’s an uneven ratio of negative-to-positive articles found on what advancing age means for our bodies.

As hair begins to thin and athletic coordination ends, it doesn’t help that people typically shrink about half an inch each decade following their 40th birthday, according to Harvard Medical School.

But getting older isn’t all doom and gloom; there’s some good news, too.

That’s right– in many cases, our bodies actually get stronger and better with increasing age.

Check out three things our bodies lose to improve with age:

Less Maintenance

When people age, it’s no surprise that they often experience less hair on their bodies… But that means less waxing and shaving, right?

Your scalp also secretes less oil as the birthdays add up, meaning that the need for washing your hair decreases. Furthermore, many women observe their skin clearing up with age because of stabilizing hormone levels. Don’t worry men, you’ll get there, too– mens’ skin’s oil secretions slow down typically after the age of 50.

Less Colds

When middle age hits, you’ve officially earned immunity to the vast majority of all known infections you could get. Congrats.

To go further, this implies a lower likelihood for getting sick overall. The American Lung Association says that the average adult comes down with a cold between two and four times each year– whereas young children get them a whopping six or eight times a year. Come down with a flu virus and you’re on your own, though, because they mutate. So definitely remember to talk to your doctor about receiving a flu shot!

Less Sensitive Teeth

Your teeth are most sensitive between the ages of 25 and 30. But as you grow older, the surface between your teeth enamel and nerves have more dentin, which is your tooth’s inner hard tissue. This is good– it indicates increased tooth insulation coupled with less pain and sensitivity. To add the proverbial cherry to the cake, it means less painful dental procedures, too. Just don’t eat the cake!


Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician for all your health related advice.

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