In a world obsessed with ageless beauty and the Fountain of Youth, how do you cope with time taking its natural course? How do you embrace the fact that you are growing old, wrinkly, and gray with every day that passes?
Embracing Aging and Do It Gracefully
- Keep moving
Say this out loud: “I cannot afford not to exercise.”
Science has backed this up time and time again about how beneficial exercise, especially to those who are not-so-young. It not only keeps you healthy, but it also gives you a much more youthful appearance compared to people your age who don’t.
- Live life purposefully
They say that those who live their lives meaningfully and according to their purpose are the happiest and most fulfilled people in the world, even if they don’t have plenty of money or properties. One secret to aging gracefully is following the path that your life should be on and not diverting for on it will come growth and fulfillment.
- Be optimistic
The saying, “Think positive,” isn’t there to make you feel better about your situation. An optimistic personhas a pretty good outlook in life, which means they are less prone to get stressed and anxious about things. The less you worry, the more gracefully you grow older.
- Be mindful of your weight
Fact: It’s fun to eat. Another fact It’s hard to say no to food.
But as much as we all enjoy good food, we need to keep in mind that the older we get, the slower our metabolism gets. This means that unless we exercise, all the calories and excess fats won’t go away. As it accumulates in our bodies, the risk of getting sick due to poor diet goes higher.
If you want to live a healthier lifestyle, you need to watch what you eat.
- Go to your regular medical and dental check-ups
Never neglect your doctor and dentist appointments. Whether you check-in for your annual check-up or need to get wisdom teethpulled out, people don’t go for check-ups because they “feel” nothing wrong.
Just because you don’t feel anything doesn’t mean all is well inside your body. A lot of people have been caught off-guard when doctors found cancer cells in their bodies. Unfortunately, some people find out too late because they “felt nothing” and did not go to their annual PTs.
- Get plenty of rest
Constant sleep deprivation adversely affects your body. It makes you cranky and prone to stress, plus it lowers your immunity. This is why medical specialists and sleep experts recommend at least 7 to 8 hours of good quality sleepfor adults.
- Keep your mind sharp
Dementia and other cognitive issues start to manifest the older you get. You’ll notice this in a lot of older adults. They tend to be more forgetful and miss some important details and information. One way to prevent this from happening is if you continue to keep your mind sharp by reading books, learning new things, engaging in new activities, and constantly destressing.
- Make new friends but keep old ones
One of the best things in life are the relationships you build, establish, and keep. Even the timidest person needs some friends to help them get through life’s ups and downs. The friends you make and keep help define you and make you the person you ought to be. Choose your friends wisely, for they are more valuable than any riches that life can ever give you.
Regardless of your age, aging need not be a big deal. What matters most is how you live your life and make the best of it. The important thing is when you look back at your life a few years from now, you can honestly say that it is a life well-lived.