Many older adults feel that getting older gracefully is easier said than done. Once the process of aging takes effect, there is no going backwards. Even so, you can limit the effects of growing older and stay healthy if you do a few important things.
Try eating more resveratrol. Clinical studies being done on resveratrol and the positive effects it has on getting older are showing great results. Better yet, resveratrol is a naturally occurring anti-aging agent found in nuts and grapes. Resveratrol is also found in the roots of Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica or Polygonum cuspidatum), which is often a resveratrol source in supplements. You may also find it in a South African shrub called, Senna quinquangulata.
A well-balanced diet might be your key to growing old in health and happiness. Make sure that your diet is full of fiber, vegetables, whole grains and fruits. Be certain that you are only eating foods that don’t have a lot of cholesterol and bad fats. This gives your body the essential nutrients that it needs not only to survive but to thrive.
If want to remain healthy as you age, the best thing you can do is to never stop learning. Life-long learning is fundamental.
Get enough sleep. In order to stay healthy you should strive to sleep at least seven hours every night. Without adequate sleep, you may become irritable and pessimistic.
Perform random acts of kindness and spread joy. You can improve your mood and self-esteem by passing happiness and love to other people. Being happy does not cost a thing, it is a priceless gift to others.
Friends give you the sustenance, love and positive energy that make life wonderful. You are never to old to enjoy the pleasure of making new friends. Go out the door, find new people and create friendships to lead far more than just a life worth living.
Make sure you give your eyes attention as you age. 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.
Slowly cut off contact with people in your life who exude negativity. Keep the friends who are full of life and a positive outlook on life. Studies prove that smiling and laughing reduce wrinkles and help you to look younger. So try to spend time with upbeat people who bring a smile to your face rather than those who cause you to frown.
If you have to be outside for a period of time, take precautions and do your best to avoid extreme sunlight or extreme cold. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can have a damaging effect on the skin. You can then start to age prematurely, and it can also lead to skin cancer problems.
Your life expectancy can be shortened if you eat too much sugar. Eating significant amounts of sugar can cut years off your life. There is a lot of scientific evidence showing that sugar can cause serious health problems. including shortening the lifespan of all animals.
Be sure to enjoy yourself! You have more free time than at any other stage of your adult life. You have wisdom, experience and a lifetime of great memories. Find ways to relish each day and make life exciting and new!
You should check your blood pressure on a regular basis. If you have high blood pressure you may not even know it, that is why they call it the ‘silent killer’. Your cardiovascular system will start to break down as you get older, so blood pressure monitoring is essential. With regular checkups, you can find any problems with your blood pressure before it becomes a severe problem.
You cannot just sit back and hope to rely on good genes or some lucky breaks to help you as you get older. There is nothing simple about it. Maintaining your health requires an active effort on your part. These tips can help ease the growing older process and help you stay healthy.