Getting older doesn't only mean saggy skin and graying hair and aching bones. You are also more susceptible to diseases like cancer and heart disease as you begin to get older. This means that you will have to start living a different type of life, and the 8 tips in this article can help you along the way.
1. With aging, our bones tends to decrease in size and they lose density. This causes your bones to weaken which makes them more apt to fracture easily. Because of these two changes to the bone tissue, people tend to become shorter in stature as they age. To combat these changes in your bones, include plenty of vitamin D and calcium in your diet. You can build bone density by doing weight-bearing activities such as walking.
2. Just because you are taking a good multivitamin everyday does not mean that you do not have to eat a healthy diet. Be sure to take the time to learn what foods provide your body with what nutrients and balance your diet accordingly. This will keep you healthy far longer than just using the vitamins.
3. Get a tea break into your daily routine. Teas have some fabulous benefits when it comes to age prevention. They are chock full of healthy antioxidants and other cancer-battling ingredients. Plus the break itself can be an amazing stress reliever in its own right. Tea breaks are one of the healthiest habits you can form!
4. You need to make sure your eyes have adequate protection as you age. The eye ages along with every other part of your body. Protect your eyes against ultraviolet radiation by wearing sunglasses with a high UV rating every time you leave the house. Regular drugstore sunglasses are acceptable only if they contain a high UV rating.
5. Focus on the things you can do and the things you like to do. Aging can be frustrating because you begin to be unable to do the things that you once did. That can't be changed, but your attitude can. Keep your focus on the things you are still able to do and then do them!
6. Everyone says it is good to remain active in your old age. This is true. It is also true that this is the right time to step back and contemplate life. What was truly valuable? What was a waste of time? What would you advise your grandchildren to do?
7. Sexual health is important for leading a long life and reducing the effects of aging. A healthy sex life contributes to overall health by reducing stress and releasing hormones in the body. It also leads to better mental health and causes a general sense of well-being for an improved quality of life.
8. As you age, start increasing your intake of raw fruits, seeds, grains, nuts and vegetables. Eat a well balanced diet and be sure to include raw broccoli, cauliflower, soybeans (edamame) and cabbage in your diet. Limit your red meat consumption and try to eat more fish. Raw foods will help your digestion and nutrient absorption.
You may not have to make any drastic changes. Most of what you read here are minor and common-sense changes that you should be making, not complete life overhauls. However, the tips may be simple to implement, but it's also vital that you follow them. Follow this advice so you can age well.
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