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Running head: PHYSICAL CHANGES 1 Physical Changes Daniel Washington Georgia State University
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Physical Changes 2 The aging process is a biological process that is inevitably associated with physical changes, and with physical changes comes behavioral changes, such as changes in eating habits, changes in sleep patterns, and changes in exercise patterns. There are multiple reasons as to why these changes occur when we age. Biologically speaking, when we begin to age, our metabolism begins to slow down, so we become more susceptible to weight gain and to health problems, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Now why would a slow metabolism exacerbate the extent to which these health problems may occur? Well, having a slow metabolism results from a lack of a metabolic rendering agent called triiodothyronine, which helps stimulate the body’s metabolic system and its related organs and glands. Other additional changes that are associated with aging include mobility changes and hormonal changes. When
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