Although there are many myths about getting older, you don’t have to give in to the stereotypes of getting older. That stereotype couldn’t be further from the truth in most cases. Older folks all over the country are enjoying active lives into their 70s and 80s. Following is some advice to help you be among those who enjoys life to its fullest as you age.
Healthy interpersonal relationships are important for getting older well. Active involvement in the community has been tied to both a longer and a healthier life. Make sure to have plenty of interactions with people whom you feel very comfortable with and can talk to about anything.
Use resveratrol. Resveratrol mimics the natural processes related to calorie restriction diets. Resveratrol can be found in nuts and grapes and can also have an anti growing older effect. Resveratrol is also found in the roots of Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica or Polygonum cuspidatum), which is often a resveratrol source in supplements. You can also find it in a shrub from South America called Senna Quinwuangulata.
Don’t frown if you want to avoid wrinkles. As crazy as it make sound it’s really true. Distract yourself when you find yourself frowning by pinching your arm skin instead. You can eventually stop this bad habit.
Challenge your mind often to keep it healthy. Don’t allow your hard earned intelligence to fade away. Keep your mind active by doing puzzles or learning new skills and information.
Don’t focus on the numbers in your life. Stop fretting about your age, height, and weight, and let your doctors worry about them if need be. If you worry about things like age, weight and your ever decreasing height as you age, you’ll drive yourself crazy. Stop and smell the roses, and you will stay mentally young throughout your life.
Ensure you get enough rest for your age bracket. In addition to the relaxing effects of a seven to nine hour sleep cycle, you will also be helping to maintain a proper balance of your hormones. Not sleeping enough to keep yourself rested will make you irritable and prone to depression.
Aging well is found most among those that eat a healthy diet regularly. The diet should consist of fiber, whole grain, fruits and vegetables. You should limit the amounts of cholesterol, saturated fat and trans fat you consume. This provides you with the nutrients required for a healthy body.
Avoid foundation and powders if you want to save your skin as you age. This is even truer as you age since your skin requires more hydration. To keep your skin the healthiest as you age, choose makeup that doesn’t go directly on your skin such as eye or lip makeup.
In fact, many people often refer to this period as the “golden years.” Follow these tips and take charge of your health and life, so that you can make the next 50 years the best ones of your life.