Many people get body aches as they get older, but it’s not necessarily from “old age.” You were informed of this for a simple reason – your physician does not know what is wrong with you so the response that is easiest for their conscience is “old age” or “common at your age.” Medicine is great at getting people to live longer, but it is very ineffective in helping people to live healthier. Although your body will exhibit “normal” aging patterns as you get older, the majority of people age prematurely. The life expectancy may be in the mid to late 70s today, but the health expectancy seems to be in the late 30s to early 40s. People spend over half their life or close to it, with chronic problems as a result of poor diet, lack of essential exercise and a high stress environment. This leads to an aching body that can no longer cope with the stress it has been receiving.