We are all aging. From the moment we are born to the moment we pass
away, our bodies are aging. Our minds grow stronger and then weaker as
we first age to adulthood, and then move into old age. Aging doesn't
have to be horrible though; read on to see why.
Reduce the amount of stress that you put on yourself. You do not have to do everything for everyone in your life. If the people in your life have learned to depend on you for things that they could very well do on their own, let them do it themselves more often. Then you can relax more.
Relationships are important as we get older. Maintaining friendships and family relationships help keep the mind healthy. It's good to get out and spend time doing fun things with other people. It can be as simple as taking a walk around the block, going to play bingo or having a picnic with the grandchildren at the park.
To help wrinkles and prevent further skin damage due to aging, you may
want to consider using an avocado facial. Avocados contain fatty acids
that help to balance the skin's moisture levels. They also contain the
antioxidants Vitamins A, C, and E that help to prevent further damage on
Getting rid of this type of flab can be done using very light weights and modified push ups.
Aging gracefully is everyone's goal in life. A great way to start on
that path is adopt a healthy diet - and it's never too late to start. By
eating five fruits and vegetables, at least three servings of whole
grains, and drinking five to eight glasses of eight ounce water a day,
you will be giving your body the proper nutrients it needs to begin the
aging process gracefully. There are many easy ways to get fruits and
vegetables too - have you tried juicing?
Aging is something you can slow not matter what your age. There is no such thing as it being too late to eat healthier or to increase your activity level. If you can consider the option, you can do it. The old saying you cannot teach an old dog new tricks does not apply to humans.
Focus on your support network as you age to prevent a sense of loneliness or isolation. Spend time with your friends and family whenever possible, whether it is a lunch date or a chat on the telephone. Connecting with your family and friends can serve to offset depression or loneliness, especially as your personal family situation may be changing.
Sleep will probably play the biggest role in how you age. While you are sleeping, your body is resting, recovering and preparing to support you in your daily activities. If you can get at least eight hours of sleep each night on a consistent basis, you will be on your way to a healthy body and great skin in the years to come.
If you want to keep looking young, laugh! And do it often! Watch funny TV shows, read jokes on the internet, or go see a comedian. Make sure you include daily doses of laughter. Laughing will keep you looking young, and can also extend your life.
Watch your caloric intake in order to slow down your aging. Overeating and obesity are linked with more health problems than can be listed here. Talk with your doctor about how many calories you should be taking in at your age, weight and fitness level and then stick to it.
Avoid using matte-finish makeup foundation on aging skin. Unless your skin is quite oily, these matte-finish foundations make skin look chalky and unnatural. Look for a liquid foundation that offers hydrating benefits. These foundations plump up fine lines, and often contain microscopic light-reflecting particles to give your skin a healthy looking finish.
Accept new challenges as they come, and know when to ask for help if a new circumstance, disability, or other challenge arises that you cannot face alone. A therapist specializing in aging and geriatric concerns may be able to help you navigate the situation and find coping strategies that can improve your outlook.
We are an optimistic people, always looking to the future. But in old
age a backward look, even regret, can be a good thing. Assessing what is
good or bad, what worked well or did not, is part of our job as human
beings; part of what we pass on to the next generation.
When aging, there is nothing more important than your personal health. If you feel good, consider what you have been doing and find ways to continue the momentum. If you feel mediocre, look for ways you can personally improve your health. If you feel sick, seek help and do so right away.
Keep an active social circle. Many older people find that they drift apart from family members, as those family members develop lives of their own. You may lose friends to illness, disability, and even death. Keep making new friends and stay in contact with family. You'll be happier and healthier for it.
Aging is without a doubt a great challenge. It's hard to accept. But, as you can see, there's a lot that you can do to live longer, healthier and happier. So don't give in!