5 Habits of People Who Age Well
Growing old can mean a lot of things to different people. It can mean you’ll grow weaker, that you’ll develop illnesses, or that you’ll lose those you love. There are plenty of negative connotations for aging. Time to erase that kind of thinking!!!
Age should bring you wisdom, happiness, experience, valuable time with friends and loved ones. Not disability, illness, loneliness and depression. But above all, remember that the more proactive you are about how you treat your body and what you do, the easier, more positive, and rewarding your Golden Years will be.
Dreading about what the future will bring you will most likely bring you a dreadful future. Think about it! The power of the law of attraction dictates that the more negative your thoughts, the more . Similar for people who affirm that something good is on the horizon. The more you dedicate your time to building value in your day to day activities, helping others, and brushing off things that frustrate you, the more likely you are to age gracefully.
Watch what you eat
Try to live life in balance, especially when it comes to what you choose to eat every day. Many individuals owe various diets, such as the Mediterranean diet, to their great health. Rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, grains, red wine, nuts Try sticking to this. Eat 2.5 cups of vegetables, 1.5 to two cups of fruit, six ounces of grains, three cups of dairy and five ounces of protein every day! The more colorful your plate, the better.
Move your tush!
Did you know that women can lose up to 23 percent of her muscle mass between ages of 30 and 70? But guess what can help? A nice workout, a nice walk, a swim twice a week, and our favorite, a great yoga class or Zumba class to get moving! The more fit you are the less likely you are to suffer from dementia or even Alzheimer’s, as working out improves your brain’s ability to retain memories.
Focus on quality sleep
It’s become “trendy”. That the less you sleep, the more hardworking you seem, the more glamorous your life is. Being busy and having a lot of responsibilities, plus a great social life is a great thing, but missing out on sleep is extremely bad for your body. Those who sleep at least 8 hours a night have a leg up on slowing down their aging process, and most likely will have less wrinkles and maintain the ability to rise early and go to bed at a normal time rather than feeling restless and feeling the need to nap constantly.
Speaking of wrinkles…
As much as we all love a good tan, protecting your skin from the sun is uber important as skin cancer is becoming one of the most common cancers affecting both men and women. Rather than just applying sunscreen in the summer, don’t forget to apply face sunscreen during the fall, spring and winter as harmful UVA/UVB rays can take a toll during any season.
Even if you can avoid developing skin cancer, tanning and prolonged exposure to the sun causes premature wrinkles and dark spots, which are almost impossible to get rid of unless you invest in some expensive facials or even injections and surgery. Do your skin, which is the largest organ of your body, a favor and protect it sooner rather than later.