Aging Gracefully

This is your life so take control! Read the advice below to get you started on turning back time.

Health

As you get older aging can be difficult and worrying – health conditions and injuries become more likely at an older age. If you’re looking to slow down this process or even turn back time then there are a few things you can do to stay fit and healthy.

Many older generations are classed as that because of their age or how they look however, that isn’t what matters. The only ‘age’ that matters is how you feel on the inside and how old your body feels. Forget the numbers on the scales and blood pressure and just go with the flow by doing this you’ll help your body. Once you’re doctor is keeping track there’s no need for you to dwell on things. Just live for today – it’s how we all should!

I did say for get the scales but that doesn’t mean neglect yourself. Make sure your weight is healthy and what the doctor recommends for you – extra weight does not help the ageing process. Obesity can result in other issues – high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes etc. so be mindful of what you’re eating. There are equally dangerous risks if you are underweight. Talk to your doctor for advice. 

Maintaining a healthy and ideal body weight into your golden years will slow down aging.

Exercise

Exercise is essential when trying to stay young and slow down your aging process. If you have a regime (light) that you do exercise a few times a week and stick to it it’ll do you the world of good. You’ll increase your muscle strength, stamina, balance and also bone density – a preventative of osteoporosis. Cardio exercise keep your heart fit and strong slowing the speed of the aging process.

Sleep

Sleep is just as important as your exercise routine – it will keep your body rested and looking younger. It will benefit how you look and feel during the day – less lethargic, fresh etc. There are various opinions but getting an average of 8 or 9 hours a night is a good place to start, you can figure out what suits your body along the way. Lack of sleep has been linked to premature aging. Your body will function better with adequate sleep. Research shows that it is very hard to recover from lack of sleep so try and keep a routine.

Laughter and a Happy Heart

As they say.. “Laughter is the best medicine”. This is very true because happiness in yourself and your life is what it is all about. Having a healthy and happy lifestyle with lots of laughter will make you feel young any day! Laughing naturally reduces stress which isn’t good for anyone, young or old. Laughter also helps circulation, lowers blood pressure, reduces negativity, improves respiration and encourages digestion and just in general helps your heart! All are good things so laugh and laugh often!

One of the worst things you could do is submit to your age and become older at heart. It is the strategy to age with fitness and health that can keep you young and give you the vitality that you desire. Use these tips to get these strategies together and learn better ways to combat aging.