You Are More Than A Number: Tips For Aging Gracefully
The process of aging can be very difficult for the one going through it, and even for the ones surrounding them. It is hard to cope with the new reality of facing a less-competent and able you. But it happens to all of us and fortunately there are centuries upon centuries of good advice when it comes to aging. Here are a few tips.
Vitamin A is great for skin. Not only does it prevent acne and cancer, it also helps to rid the skin of free radicals that are known to cause wrinkles. Products that have retinol in them have vitamin A, or you can take a vitamin A supplement of at least 15,000 IU daily.
Regular hearing screenings are import as we grow older. Hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions in older people. Have a screening done at age 50 and if there are no problems, have another one done in five more years. If a problem is found, be sure to have the screenings done annually.
Stay close to your family and friends. They are the people who will take care of you as you get older, but more than that: they are the ones that love you. Cultivate and nurture those relationships as you age so that you get even closer as time goes on.
Consider switching to a caloric reduction diet to extend your life. Studies have shown that the longest living people in history all ate a diet which was low in calories and foods like meat. Stick to raw vegetables and fruit with whole grains to extend your life span and help keep aging at bay.
Some people may have gray hair early on, yet most people experience getting grey hair as they age. Some people prefer to just go grey and others wish to cover up grey hair. If you are not sure about permanent hair colors there are products that are temporary and you can try those out first before committing to a permanent coloring product.
A great way to slow the aging process is to acknowledge and accept your feelings. Holding in emotions causes harm to your organs by sending harmful chemicals flowing through your blood stream. Crying is a good thing if you feel the urge because it releases the stress through tears instead of into your body.
Keeping your brain agile as you age is easy if you continue learning. Working on puzzles or crosswords is a great way to keep nimble, so keep a pencil and book in the washroom for quick pick-me-ups. Reading is also an excellent mental work-out, so take time out every day to enjoy a book, newspaper, or magazine if you can.
By way of conclusion, don’t let the inherent and obvious difficulties of aging get you down. Because everyone ages it has been studied to a great extent, and as such many people have so much knowledge to help you in regards to aging. Take some of the advice from this article, and you will start to feel better about it.