Lots of people have stereotypes about getting old, mostly about short, grumpy little elderly people who can hardly hear or see. These days, however, many people are smarter, more informed and more proactive about how they approach aging and living more thrilling, full lives. Read on to find out how they did it so that you can, too!
Laugh often and live long. Laughter is very good for you. It keeps your spirits high and keeps the blood flowing. It will increase positive hormones in your body that will help to eliminate some of the toxins in your blood stream. Laugh until you have to gasp for breath.
In order to keep your body from aging 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.
Up the ante on your exercising routine. As your body gets older, it needs to stay active more to remain strong and flexible. Exercise can be simple, like taking a daily walk. Have two strength-training sessions per week. Having a routine like this will keep your body healthy, and make you less susceptible to problems associated with age.
Make sure to get sun, but not too much. As you age, it’s important to find a balance when it comes to taking in direct sunlight. It’s important, as sunlight is a great way to get vitamin D into your system, but too much sun can have seriously effects on aging skin like sever burns and skin cancer. Manage your time in the sun, and when you are out in it, wear high SPF sunscreen.
Sleep is very important for the body, so make sure you get enough each day. Depending on your own body, most people need between seven and nine hours of quality sleep each day. Insufficient sleep is a risk factor for many diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and depression.
Take the time to stop and smell the roses, and enjoy every day of your life. Much like you did with your children, it is important to set goals and benchmarks as you age. When you are able to meet these milestones, such as meeting your retirement account objectives, you will get the same sense of satisfaction you did with your children.
If you can, make sure you’re including a decent amount of fish in your diet. The omega-3 fatty acids that are most commonly found in fish have been shown to aid skin development. This can keep your skin looking smooth and young much longer. If you’re allergic to fish, look into omega-3 supplements.
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.
Take this opportunity to celebrate your life! Work this information into your daily life routines, and take control over your health so that you will have the energy to be even stronger for the best half of your existence.