Want To Age Gracefully? Here’s How You Can!

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Oh, if only we could all keep that youthful exuberance indefinitely. The world would most certainly be a more cheerful place. Unfortunately, time will take what is due and you will begin to age and ultimately feel the effects of those days and years as they pile up. Using the tips below might help take some of the sting out of the accumulated years.

Here’s a quick way to slow down the aging process; quit smoking. If you are a smoker you’ve heard it all your life, but it’s just as true now. Smoking is a huge contributor to how old your skin looks. Plus it also reduces your life span as well. It is never to late to quit, so talk with your doctor about steps to take to put out the butts for good.

Reduce your calorie intake. Scientific studies show that what and how much you eat may affect the years and quality of your life. Specifically, animal research indicates that restricting calories up to 40 percent fewer than normal have a beneficial effect on the markers of aging and disease. Keep in mind that not every species has shown this improvement and studies on humans, and other primates are still ongoing.

In order to keep your body from aging it is very important that you get the right amount of sleep. For most people, the way they look is largely dependent on how much sleep they get. Having eight hours of sleep every night is ideal but it varies from person to person.

Go for regular preventive health check-ups with your local physician. As you get older, your body is more susceptible to disease and injury. By having regular check-ups, you could detect and treat small health problems before they turn into bigger problems. It is also recommended that you attend dental and eyes check-ups as well.

Join senior groups, church groups local government groups or hobby clubs. Build a family unit, even if your blood relatives are not near you. It’s important to have a network of people around you as you age. Your friends and family can cheer you up during hard times and be your sounding board or first warning signal during bad times. If your family is far away, look to your community.

There is definitely something to be said for people who feel younger than they look. These individuals are not allowing time to get them down. You can use these aging tips and become one of the lucky few who approach life with high spirits and appreciate the wonder of it all.

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