November 17, 2020
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BTT - Aging Yet Enjoying It
“The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.”
Frank Lloyd Wright
Stereotypes have greatly altered the way many people see the aging process. Aging is seen as leading to a decline in faculties, while also leading to feelings of sadness and despair. The truth, however, is much different for many people. This article will give advice on aging in a way that allows you to maintain a high quality of life.
Aging is a worry for many people, but can be slowed down by remaining healthy. Daily exercise and a healthy diet can reduce getting older effects, especially by drinking water. Getting plenty of sleep and taking care of your skin is another way to make sure you reduce wrinkles. Everyone ages, but that doesn't mean you can't age well!
Feed Your Body
Keeping your cholesterol under control is important for growing older well. A build up of cholesterol can raise your risk of stroke or heart attack. Eating a diet low in animal fats and high in fiber can help keep your cholesterol level under control by increasing your HDL (good) cholesterol and reducing your LDL (bad) cholesterol.
Faze out the junk food. You are what you eat, and eating junk will lead to a very unhealthy aging process. In fact, not shockingly, many studies show that humans that eat more pure, healthy foods live longer and healthier lives. Cut out the junk food and concentrate on choosing healthy alternatives.
Make sure you are eating REAL whole grains to help your body get the nutrients that it needs. Most whole grains that you see in the store have been processed to the point that they are not much better than a piece of white bread. Eating whole grains like oats, quinoa and brown rice will give you the vitamins, minerals and fiber you need to keep feeling your best.
Smoothies are a great and delicious way to get more nutrients as we age! You can combine literally anything to create a tasty treat that delivers valuable vitamins and minerals to your system. Add fruits, vegetables, flax seeds and yogurt or ice-cream to mix a potent potion you can enjoy any time of the day!
Adding green tea to your daily routine can really boost your anti-aging regimen! Green tea can help build your resistance against many diseases such as cancer and can also defend you against dementia and other neurological ailments of getting older. Also of note, green tea can assist your body in its ability to burn fat, so making it a permanent addition to your grocery list is a very good idea!
Feed Your Mind
As you age, so does your brain. Studies have shown that exercising your brain is as important as exercising your body. Memory exercises will improve the mind and help stave off memory illness or dementia. Small exercises like memorizing 10 objects as you take a walk through your neighborhood, then writing them down when you get home is a good example to the mind nimble and alert.
If you want to remain healthy as you age, the best thing you can do is to never stop learning. Learning is essential throughout your life.
Take a computer course or have someone teach you the basics of the internet. It can take you places that you may never see in your life. It is like a vacation or a journey that you can take from the comfort of your own home. There are so many things that you will learn while on the internet.
Treat Yourself Right
Living can be very hard work. Even if you do not have a job outside of the home, it is going to take it out of you some days. Take the time to rest now and then. You could do this every day if your schedule permits but if it does not, be sure to rest and relax at least a couple times a week
If you make sure to have money to live on in your old age, you'll reduce the amount of stress you'll be under, and maintain your quality of life. Take some time to analyze your finances, and see if you can prepare for some of the eventualities associated with aging. If you do, you'll be able to better afford medical care, food, housing, etc.
Our society is too preoccupied with money. Once we reach retirement age we can let go of this. We have the time to pursue interests like music and painting, and can gain enormous enjoyment from them. An art or craft done for the pure joy of it brings real fulfillment.
People have a fear of getting older often not because of the realities, but based on the stereotypes of their culture. The advice that was given in this article will help you understand aging in a new way. You can age gracefully, without losing your joy in life.
*Information in the blog is provided for entertainment purposes only. Consult a medical professional before attempting any tips shown here.