Anyone Can Age Well When They Know How!
It’s impossible to stop aging. As you get older, you must ensure that everything you do actively contributes to a lifetime of responsible, pleasurable and memorable days. Peruse the next few paragraphs to learn to take better care of yourself as you age.
When you contort your face, you use muscles and increase the appearance of wrinkles. While this may be silly, it is a fact. When you realize that you are doing it, force yourself to stop. When you are aware of your frowning habit you will be able to break it.
It’s important to forget about numbers when you are dealing with age. A lot of people spend too much time focusing on things like their age and weight. Let your doctor worry about the numbers, and they will tell you if you need to focus on anything, instead spend your time focusing on more important and fun things.
Remember what you focus on with your mind is the stuff you tend to draw towards yourself. So focus on what you want, but not what you do not want!
It’s not too late to learn about how a healthy diet focusing mostly on fruits and vegetables light on meats and whole grains can make you feel better. Local organic fresh is best, organic frozen second best, organic dehydrated third best and canned lowest for nutrition content.
Always make certain you are receiving the appropriate rest for your age bracket. Getting seven to nine hours of sleep each night will help you keep a healthy hormone balance, and keep you feeling more relaxed. If you don’t sleep enough, you may have a hard time loving life and you could be more irritable.
Be a positive presence! Taking that sunny disposition and spreading it around makes the world a better place and makes you feel better as well. Happiness is something that doesn’t cost a penny, and yet it’s one of the greatest gifts you can give and receive.
Make your home your own. As we age, we may feel differently about our home than we originally intended. If you find that you have moved into a new place to call home, surround yourself with special things that make it feel comfortable and welcoming to you.
It is a good idea to avoid using powdery make-up and foundation on aging skin. As you age, it is more important than ever to keep your skin hydrated. 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.
Continue with exercise to feel your best. There are water based exercise classes sponsored by the National Arthritis Foundation http://www.arthritis.org that are designed for folks who have limited endurance, and painful joints. Also consider TahChi for a more active but still slow motion workout. There is a mix of movement and meditation taught by Spring Forest QiGong http://www.SpringForestHealingfest.com There are onsite classes as well as home study courses on this simplified version of QiGong worth checking out.
There are an almost endless variety of activities with which to fill your retirement years. You need to be sure you are healthy so you can age happily. Stay current by reading newspapers and interesting articles about new ideas. By staying active and having new experiences your golden years will be more enjoyable.