Numerous negative myths about growing older abound. Many older people are living full and happy lives. Here are some suggestions to consider when you age so you can live happier.
One great way to keep from worrying about aging is to let go of the obsession with numbers. You will drive yourself crazy obsessing over your age, height and weight. This is why you have a doctor, so let him worry about this information while you focus on having more fun in your life.
Consider adding resveratrol as a nutritional supplement. There have been promising studies about the youthful benefits of eating a well balanced and low calorie diet. Resveratrol is found in both grapes and nuts. You can also find it within the roots of a plant called the Japanese Knotweed, this is commonly used in supplements. Yet another source of this potent supplement is a shrub in South America that is referred to as Senna Quinquangulata.
Being open to new things is a good way to keep you brain busy. As you age they say you are the most knowledgeable, so continue to always learn new things. Taking college courses and doing crossword puzzles are a couple of examples of things you can do to stimulate your mind.
Don’t spend too much time thinking about how you measure up. A good doctor will let you know when you need to take action to improve your health. If you put to much focus on these things yourself you will only help yourself age more quickly.
During the growing older process, it is important to eat a healthy diet. Consume plenty of fruits and vegetables, fiber and whole grain and keep fats and cholesterol to a minimum. Eating this way ensures that your body is getting the nutrients it needs.
As we age, we sometimes forget to complete our sentences, and we sometimes face even more serious problems. We get to a point when we can no longer care for ourselves. At this time, it may be prudent to decide upon a nursing home to move into. It may not be something we want to do, yet it is much safer than living alone unable to care for ourselves. People that work in these places will be able to give you the health care you cannot give yourself.
Happiness is contagious, and you should spread it whenever possible. The happier you make others feel, the happier you will feel. Being happy does not cost a thing, it is a priceless gift to others.
Life is an adventure; enjoy and explore! Set milestones for yourself, and when you reach them feel proud of yourself.
Don’t hang around with friends who are always in a bad mood. Friends that make you laugh often also make you look and feel younger. Choose to spend time with people who make you happy, smile and laugh, and not those who are so negative.
Make sure to drink ample amounts of water. As you grow older it is important to stay hydrated and drink lots of water; 8-10 glasses daily.
Protect yourself from unnecessary falls. Falling injuries are a serious issue among seniors. Walking is a low impact exercise that can really make a difference in your health. For good bone health, make sure to take a calcium supplement and consider weight training.
It may be your time to enjoy yourself and the world around you more than you ever have! If you follow these guidelines and take control of your body and your lifestyle, you can ensure that your golden years are the time of your life.