Getting older is something that everyone will experience, but there’s a lot that you can do to make sure that you don’t age as quickly and feel better as you age. Read on for some tips on staving off the getting older process so that you can have a better old age. Aging is not a bad thing. With more years comes knowledge. You know the old saying “older but wiser” and that’s true. Think of all the life experiences you’ve had compared to those that are young, and make sure to enjoy the naivety of those that you were once like.
As we age, it is important to remember a few simple, but vital tips that will help reduce the stress from everyday life to ensure you live your best life.
Get your beauty sleep!
In order to keep your body from growing older, it is very important that you get the right amount of sleep. For most people, the way they look is largely dependent on how much sleep they get. Having eight hours of sleep every night is ideal but it varies from person to person.
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.
Spend time with people from many different generations.
This can be with your family, your friend’s families or even at a school assembly. There are many different kinds of events that will allow you to interact with these many generations that you can learn many new and exciting things from.
Turn off the tv and get off of the couch.
We all need our vices, but if you are spending every evening on the couch then something is wrong. We have to keep our bodies and brains active as we age and watching tv isn’t doing any of those. Limit your tv watching to just one or two evenings a week and do something active or interesting on your nights off.
Learn something new.
There’s an old saying that says, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”; it’s a myth. Get out there and take a class or develop a hobby. Not only will it occupy your time. Your brain will get a workout from the new information you’re learning.
Keep a positive outlook on life.
Always keep a positive outlook by reapplying yourself to a hobby once you have retired. When work is no longer in your life, and your family is not as dependent on you for their care, you can focus more on things that you enjoy. These activities will keep your mind sharp, active, and interested in life.
Increase your intake of raw, natural, organic foods.
As you age, start increasing your intake of raw fruits, seeds, grains, nuts and vegetables. Eat a well-balanced diet and be sure to include raw broccoli, cauliflower, soybeans and cabbage in your diet. Limit your red meat consumption and try to eat more fish. Raw foods will help your digestion and nutrient absorption.
Take care of your eyes.
Your eyes need special care as you become older. It’s critical that you take care of them by seeing an eye professional regularly. Most important, be sure to seek professional care whenever you experience pain in either eye, persistent redness, swelling, disturbances or “spots” in your vision, or if you think your eyesight is changing.
Avoid accidents and falls.
Be careful and avoid falling down. Senior citizens who suffer a fall are at high risk for injury, bone fractures, or even death. Try walking at least three times a week for thirty minutes. Getting more Vitamin D and calcium and doing weight training exercises can help strengthen your bone density.
Get in to see your doctor.
Make sure that you visit your doctor regularly for a check-up as you get older. Issues like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and mobility issues need to be monitored more frequently because your body will take longer to recover from health problems. Your doctor can advise you if you need to change any routines to keep your body healthy.
While aging is inevitable, you can see from this article that there are plenty of things that you can do to make sure that your growing older process is as painless as possible. The key to enjoy getting older is to accept it. Instead of focusing on creaky bones and reduced vision, give attention to the joy of growing more in love with your partner and playing with your grandchildren. Like everything else in life, learn to focus on the positives to enjoy life more.
Start working on these tips now, so that later, you’ll feel better and live longer!
*Information in the blog is provided for entertainment purposes only. Consult a medical professional before attempting any tips shown here.