Do not associate getting older with the traditional image of the small old lady with hearing or vision problems. This is far from the truth for many, who have overcome lots of the challenges associated with aging and live healthy, enjoyable lives. Here are a few tips to keep in mind so you can be one of those who are living the good life.
You may want to take resveratrol. It has been shown through numerous studies that reducing the amount of calories your body takes in will fight the effects of growing older. 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. Another source is the root of the Senna quinquangulata plant, a shrub found in South America.
Eating right is the smartest thing you can do in order to slow down the growing older process. You should eat fruits and vegetables, fiber-rich foods, and avoid fats or cholesterol. This gives your body all the nutrients and vitamins it needs to be strong and healthy.
To help age gracefully, always go about learning new things. In life, learning is absolutely essential.
Get enough sleep. Sleeping 7 to 9 hours every night is the best way to maintain a good hormone balance. A lack of sleep will more you irritable and stressed making it difficult to enjoy your life to the fullest.
Be a positive presence! Making others happy will no doubt make you feel happy too. Happiness is free and you can make as much as you want, so it is a truly meaningful gift.
Your home is your castle, and that only grows more true as you age. Make sure your home is a place you feel safe and somewhere you want to return to. Your home will always be waiting for you; ready to provide comfort.
Take every measure to remove objects from your house that can cause a fall. Remove throw rugs that you can trip over, chairs that are wobbly, and so on. Senior citizens who suffer a fall are at high risk for injury, bone fractures, or even death. You can improve your balance and become more physically fit by making an effort to take 30-minute walks, three days per week. Decrease your risk of fractures through a program of weight training, increased calcium intake, and Vitamin D supplements.
It’s important that you monitor your blood pressure. High blood pressure can be called ‘the silent killer’ because it is possible to have high blood pressure but not have any symptoms. Your cardiovascular system will start to break down as you get older, so blood pressure monitoring is essential. If you have an issue, you can get to the bottom of it as soon as you can.
In fact, many people often refer to this period as the “golden years.” Improve your lifestyle now to help make the growing older process go smoothly.