There are a lot of myths about getting older; most of us know the stereotypical little old man or little old lady who can barely see or hear. The truth is, many people are growing older better than ever before and are living vibrant, exciting lives. Here are a few tips to keep in mind so you can be one of those who are living the good life.
Stop frowning if you want to avoid wrinkles. It seems silly but it is true. You will build furrow lines in your forehead that won’t go away. So if you feel yourself doing it, pinch yourself to stop. Eventually you will break yourself of the habit. Try to smile more often; you’ll feel better too!
Take resveratrol. Studies on the anti-growing older benefits of calorie restriction diets are promising and ongoing. Resveratrol, a compound found in grapes and nuts, mimics those benefits. Resveratrol is also found in the roots of Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica or Polygonum cuspidatum), which is often a resveratrol source in supplements. It can also be found in the roots of Senna quinquangulata, a South American shrub.
Be sure that you are getting enough sleep for 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. If you do not get enough sleep you will find that you are more irritable and having a hard time enjoying life.
Up the ante on your exercising. As your body ages, it needs more activity to keep itself strong and malleable. Take some quick walks for thirty minutes at least five days every week. Mix it up with some strength exercises twice per week. This will help keep your body fit as a fiddle, at a level which will help ward off other aging issues.
Spread joy whenever and wherever you may be. Making others feel great and happy is going to, in turn, make you feel wonderful. It is not going to cost you anything and happiness is one of the most priceless things that you can give to others as well as yourself.
When you get older, your home becomes a sanctuary and safe place. You should personalize your space and make it comfortable so you know that you always have a refuge to come back to if the trials of your day have taken a toll. Your home will be waiting with open arms.
Take care of your eyes as you grow older. You will naturally lose some of your eyesight as you get older but if you take the time to go for regular checkups and screenings, you may be able to catch any diseases that affect your sight and save any further deterioration.
Getting older doesn’t have to be boring, painful and sad. It can be a time for you to truly enjoy life more than ever before. Follow these tips and take charge of your health and life, so that you can make the next 50 years, the best ones of your life.