Aging and Physical Injuries

Using a broader range of musculoskeletal potentials facilitates adaptation to physical injuries and adds to our longevity

We use less than 30% of our mental and physical capabilities. This may not be evident to us at all times, however, it often becomes apparent after we sustain serious injuries. For instance, after injuring any of our muscles, we tend to recruit its neighboring muscles to restore the affected function(s). This is commonly performed by distributing the tension that is normally assumed by the injured muscle to its surrounding muscles. As another example, if the right-hand of a right-handed man is amputated, he can express the ability to perform most of his affected functions with his left hand.

Those who have mastered the art of healthy living commonly engage a broader range of their musculoskeletal and mental capabilities. This allows them to sustain less serious injuries, and to regain their overall health at a much faster rate after each injury.

Dr. Eftekar (Dr. E) is the founder and head coach of the Center for Conquest of Longevity and Northwestern Medical Review. A unique attribute of Dr. E is his well-rounded academic background that, in addition to the science of medicine, extends over several other disciplines such as physiology of aging and longevity, philosophy of science and medicine, and integrated kinesiology.

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