Now You Can Dance Your Way To Happiness, Health And Flexibility In Your Golden Years
It has sometimes been said that aging is inevitable, but that looking old is optional! Although we all age, we deal with it in different ways, with different results. So what are some of the secrets of those enviable people who manage to look far younger than their years?
Start making a will. Death is a topic people don’t like to talk about, but it is inevitable. When you feel ready, begin preparing your will and final papers so that your family knows how you would like things to be handled after you pass on. This will also make sure that there are not any family fights and disagreements later on.
A powerful anti-aging compound is found in red wine. The compound resveratrol has been shown to have effects on slowing the aging process. It is not known yet if the amounts of resveratrol can significantly increase lifespan, but when used in moderation, red wine is a beneficial component to help slow the aging process.
Consider volunteering with a church or community organization to keep yourself active and to expand your circle of friends and acquaintances. Many organizations rely heavily on volunteers and you can frequently find one supporting a cause or work you believe in. As an additional benefit, volunteering exposes you to others with similar interests, making it easier to find new friends or peers.
If you do not feel up to a high intensity workout, there are still plenty of low-impact exercises that can keep you fit as you age. For example, walking and swimming are just two popular and easily accessible exercise types that give you a full-body workout without wearing you out.
Your body’s increased need for hydration as you age is just as important as its increased need for some vitamins. Remember, though, that water is not the only way to keep your body hydrated. Fruit and vegetable juices naturally contain water and are an easy way to address both your need for some vitamins and your need to stay hydrated.
One of the best things that you can do to make sure you stay looking young is to always wear sunscreen. Wrinkles and age spots can make anyone look decades older and applying sunscreen daily is a lot cheaper than getting an expensive skin treatment at the dermatologist’s office!
Avoid self-medicating when it comes to hormone replacement therapies or supplements. There are many products that are sold over the counter that affect hormone levels. Many tout awesome claims of restoring lost youth. Do not take these medications without consulting your doctor first. The body has a delicate balance, if you upset it you may regret it.
Make sure you’re getting enough vitamin D in your diet. If you’re not, try eating more fish or drinking more milk. If you can’t do either of those, look into supplements. Vitamin D has been shown to slow the aging process and can keep you looking and feeling young much longer. Plus, it has other health benefits as well!
If your goal is to age gracefully and with dignity, it is our hope that the contents of this article have been helpful to you. You are, after all, only as old as you feel! So if you still feel young at heart, let that reflect in how you look!