Life doesn’t stop at 50. More and more people are taking advantage of their golden years to travel, explore new hobbies, or simply spend more time with their loved ones.
However, your ability to fully enjoy your senior years depends on one rather precarious thing: your health. As the body ages, things are going to change, and certain parts of your body are going to wear down.
There are ways that you can adapt to the aging process and age gracefully with maximum freedom, from lifestyle changes to using assistive technology for neurological disorders like Accelera’s SR-100.
At Accelera, our goal is to help people live active, independent, and fulfilling lives. Our SR-100 packages stochastic resonance technology in a comfortable, easy-to-use wrap that helps patients improve the speed and accuracy of their movement.
The SR-100 can be particularly helpful for assisting with shuffling gait, and other sensory issues related to aging.
The SR-100 also has applications as a mobility device for cerebral palsy, as well as helping treat neurological deficits associated with stroke, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, and neuropathy.
How Does the Body Change as It Ages?
Body changes don’t stop with puberty! Your body is constantly changing, and especially as your body gets older, you will notice some differences.
How you age depends on your lifestyle, your genetics, where you live, and how you take care of your body, so you will want to address your specific aging symptoms.
When many people think of aging (and preventing aging), they immediately think of the skin. As we age, the skin produces fewer oils and the fatty tissue below the skin decreases. These changes result in wrinkles, age spots, and skin tags.
Aging muscles lose mass, and your muscle fibers also shrink and decrease, which causes a delay in muscle response. Your grip also weakens, and your tendons become less hydrated and thus, stiffer.
Your heart muscle is also affected by these changes. Your heart finds it harder to pump blood, and that makes you get tired more quickly. Your active heart rate will struggle to raise, which can lead to hypertension.
As you age, your bone loses mass, becoming less dense and much more fragile, and your cartilage chemistry alters. These changes can lead to conditions like osteoporosis and arthritis.
Aging also affects the eyes and ears, making it difficult to hear or focus on close-up objects.
Finally, changes in the brain due to aging can lead to minor memory loss and some difficulty with critical thinking and multitasking.
As you age, you may also develop minor neurological disorders which may require assistive technology for neurological disorders.
The medications that you may already be taking for other (or related) conditions can augment or decrease the impact of some of these issues.
How Can You Stay Active While Aging?
If the previous section sounded a little scary, don’t worry. While aging is inevitable, there are plenty of ways that you can maintain your independence.
You can minimize the effects of aging by:
- Engaging in regular physical exercise
- Eating a balanced diet filled with important vitamins.
- Introducing assistive technology for neurological disorders, like Accelera’s SR-100
- Not smoking
- Limiting anxiety through stress management techniques and therapy
- Stay mentally active by reading, playing word games, learning new hobbies, or taking classes.
- Wearing sunscreen and sunglasses
- Prioritizing sleep
The SR-100, Aging, and You
Accelera’s SR-100 leverages stochastic resonance (SR) technology to address multiple issues related to aging, all packaged in a comfortable device that can be used at home or in the office.
Stochastic resonance is a form of vibrational therapy that uses white noise to boost your body’s natural sensory signals.
Your body uses sensory signals to get information about your environment and the body’s position within it. As you age, those signals might become harder to pick up on and/or interpret.
The SR-100 generates randomized frequencies, which you feel as gentle vibrations, to engage your body’s receptor transmembrane potentials, which act as messengers for the central nervous system.
This white noise moves neurons closer to the threshold, allowing them to be triggered by a weaker signal. The result? Faster, more precise movement!
As such, the SR-100 is a groundbreaker assistive technology for neurological disorders.
It can be used as a mobility device for cerebral palsy and has clinical and personal applications to treat other neurological deficits, including:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Brain injury
Contact us today to learn more about how the SR-100 can keep you active and engaged at any age!