When someone tells you to “age gracefully,” it sounds cool until you start everything you need to actually do that. Growing old is a difficult task, one that never gives you a break. However there are things you can do to make the growing older process slower and stay healthy as you age.
One of the most important things to remember when growing older is to not focus on any numbers. Focusing on numbers like height, weight and age will distract you from what’s important. 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.
As you get older, your overall health depends on the friendships you maintain and nourish. Being active in your local community has been linked to a longer, and healthier, life. Build the bonds of intimacy with the people closest to you, and have someone you can really talk to. Your social connections are very important as you age.
Resveratrol will aid in aging gracefully. Researchers have found some promising connections between calorie restricted diets and anti-getting older benefits. Resveratrol, which can be found in nuts and grapes, acts the same way. The substance itself is also derived from Japanese knotweed, which is frequently used to produce resveratrol supplements. Resveratrol is found within the roots of the South American shrub, the Senna quinquanqulata.
Slow the getting older process by eating a healthy, well-balanced diet. Consume plenty of fruits and vegetables, fiber and whole grain and keep fats and cholesterol to a minimum. This will keep your body full of the essential nutrients that it needs to thrive.
You need to sleep the proper amount of time based on your age. Getting seven to nine hours of sleep each night will help you keep a healthy hormone balance, and keep you feeling more relaxed. Without adequate sleep, you may become irritable and pessimistic.
Gradually increase the time and effort you dedicate to your exercise regimen. The older you get, the more activity your body will need to help it to stay strong and flexible. Do 30 minutes of cardiovascular activity, four to five days per week. Round out the week with two days of doing strength exercises. Having a routine like this will keep your body healthy, and make you less susceptible to problems associated with age.
As we age, we sometimes forget to complete our sentences, and we sometimes face even more serious problems. We all reach a point in our lives when we are unable to care for ourselves any longer. As we lose the ability to care for ourselves, we should look into nursing home or assisted living situations. This can be the best available option, even if it may not seem that way at first. These facilities employ licensed professionals to help residents with a high quality of care.
Friendships will provide you with the fuel, energy and the love that will feed your emotions in a positive way. It is never too late to make friends. Get out there and meet new people and develop friendships that will help you live a long, wonderful life.
When you get older, your home becomes a sanctuary and safe place. Personalize your living spaces and make them as comfortable as possible. Your home should be a place you feel safe, comfortable and relaxed.
Keeping hormones in the proper balance is a key anti-aging strategy for both men and women. Hormonal imbalance can cause weight gain, sleeplessness and depression, any of which can lead to even more health issues. Go see a doctor to learn more about hormonal imbalance and what you can do to prevent it.
Remember, getting older beautifully is not just good genetics and pure luck. This is not a process that should be taken lightly. Staying healthy takes perseverance and work. These tips can help ease the aging process and help you stay healthy.
*Consult with a physician before attempting any tips in this blog post.