Getting older has a dark underside that sometimes means that our physical and mental vitality leaves us and we wilt in our twilight years. But this does not need to be. On the bright side, we know that we can preserve our bodies and our minds, and enhance our vitality. This article focuses on the art of getting older and what measures we can take to get the fulfillment out of life that we desire.
Learn how to live a full life while you can still get around and think about ways to live that same life once you are not so mobile. Very few people can get around when they get older the way that they did when they were young, but if you think about how you can make things happen while you are young enough to do them, you are sure to carry on once you cannot.
A great tip to do in order to achieve healthy growing older is to stay away from cigarettes. Smoking is one of the major causes of preventable death. Quitting smoking is the best thing that you can do if you are habitually partaking in this act. It also decreases your risk of experiencing a heart attack.
It may sound depressing but remember you are nearing the end of your life each day. Keeping this in mind will allow you to appreciate even the smallest things in life. It will give you the drive to strive to get the most out of each and every day in your life.
Periodically assess your ability to drive. You may be able to drive well into old age as long as you periodically monitor your ability to do so. Have your eyes and ears checked, don’t drive at night if it makes you uncomfortable and make sure your medications don’t affect your driving.
As you are approaching your advanced years, make sure that you still get enough exercise. Exercise will keep your muscles in tone and your joints flexible. If you are sedentary, your muscles will waste away, and your body will become weaker. Even a brisk walk every morning will keep your body in shape.
To help get rid of dark circles or bags under your eyes, you may want to use cold spoons. The cold from the spoon helps to constrict blood vessels that cause redness, poofiness, and discoloration. To use this method, place the spoon in a glass of cold water. Once it is very cold, simply place one under each eye for a few minutes.
To help your mindset while aging, toss out any numbers that aren’t really important, specifically your weight, your height and most importantly your age. These numbers may be important for your doctor (and they should be), but for daily living they are just barriers to the many, many things that are possible for you to do.
Growing old is old fashioned. Our increased health spans mean that we are younger than we think. Aging with grace is an art and takes effort to see the beauty in it at times. So, go out and live life to the fullest because you are not as old as you think.
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