A couple of years ago I became anxious about preserving my health and fitness whilst getting older (now 64). The reason was that I felt stiffening of joints and reluctance to bend and twist my back was getting progressively worse.
So I began to take cod liver oil capsules and started a programme of regular running, just I had enjoyed in the Army. Fitness and wellbeing all improved over time in all but my back. It was becoming quite painful especially after a strenuous run. I realised that probably running was not the best thing for a back but I was getting so much enjoyment from regular running in all other respects there was no way I wanted to stop it.
Needing some professional help I looked up the website of our town's Chiropractic clinic and noticed the "Hands for Heroes" logo which I investigated. After enquiring I was accepted under the scheme and began a course of treatment. I was impressed from the start by the atmosphere of healing and the explanations and information that I received. Most notably about our nervous system and its functions. The treatment was not quite what I had expected it felt really positive and curative. There was no instant relief in my case but a gradual improvement over the weeks in mobility and flexibility which has been so beneficial to me.
I am now running better, I take much more notice of my posture and try to correct it at every opportunity and I do easy, gentle, stretching exercises too. I certainly don't feel like I'm sliding down the slippery slope of old age any more!