Tips for Growing Older!

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.

Skip the heavy makeup and powders every now and then. Although they make us look lovely for the short term, they are contributing to the aging of your skin. Makeup generally hurts the skins ability to hydrate and stay elastic. Give your skin a break and take a few days off a week from more than just a slip of lip gloss.

One of the easiest ways to achieve slow aging is by eating the right types of food. This can be done by eating vegetables that are high in antioxidants, which protect our body from oxidative stress. This results in having a body that has clearer skin and ages slower than normal.

Many people attribute living to a ripe old age to having a good sense of humor! Life can get you down, but if you can laugh about it, you stand a good chance of living longer. Laughter is healthy. It increases oxygen intake and makes you feel happy!

Keeping your weight under control is one key to aging well. There are a number of ailments related to obesity which exacerbate age-related illnesses. In order to keep your weight under control, you should exercise moderately and eat a balanced diet. Tracking your food intake with an online food diary makes this easier.

Surround yourself with wonderful people. If you find that the people that you spend a majority of your time with are grouchy more often than they are happy, consider looking for a new group of friends to hang out with. Happiness is contagious and if you are surrounded by it, you are likely to be joyful as well.

Certain things happen when we age. We can reach a point as we age when caring for ourselves is no longer possible. This is the time to consider moving into a long term care facility or nursing home. While this can be an unpleasant thought for some, it may be the best option. Caring, experienced health care professionals can help with chores and maintenance that might otherwise be neglected if you had to continue going it alone.

If you feel your better years are behind you, try writing down your thoughts. This can be done through a poem, blog, letter or journal. Writing gets your brain working, and you can express who you are or may even come up with new ideas. The best part is you will realize how much knowledge and wisdom you already have with which you can impart to others.

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!…