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Aging Well: It's Never Too Late To Start

Nov 5, 2007
We begin to age as soon as we are born. Most of us, however, remain in denial of our body's aging processes until they are simply too noticeable to miss. And by the time they are noticeable, we have already lost a lot of our opportunities to minimize them. Aging well means neither not aging, nor surrendering as soon as those signs of aging become unmistakable.

Aging well means properly caring for yurt body no matter what your age is, so that it will be able to counteract all the emotional and environmental stresses to which it is exposed as effectively and as long as possible.

Start Early

Aging will begins in childhood and adolescence, with good nutritional and exercise habits. Good nutritional and exercise habits do not mean, in spite of what the media idea of a good body image is, being obsesses with thinness. Good nutrition means that children and adolescents get plenty of nutritionally packed food to maintain their growth and develop strong musculoskeletal and cardio vascular systems. Good exercise means that they are active enough to develop healthy flexible joints and strong respiratory systems

Aging well begins by starting early in life the habits you intend to keep; most people who are overweight as teenagers have a hard time reaching a normal weight as adults, and obesity is one of the biggest obstacles to aging well.

Adapt As You Go

Aging well means being willing to adjust to your body's changing needs as you grow older. Because, after the age of thirty the body's resting metabolism slows a little each year, if you are not going to cut back on your caloric intake to compensate, you will have to exercise more.

If you choose to cut back on your caloric intake, aging well demands that you increase you consumption of low calorie, nutrient rich foods. Your body will have a harder time, ad it ages, absorbing the nutrients you consume, so you'll need to make sure you eat enough of them to still get the recommended amounts.

Give Your Brain A Workout

Aging well also means that you practice some form of mental calisthenics. Memory loss and reduced cognitive skills seem almost inevitable companions of the aging process, but by engaging in brain stimulating activities like reading, writing, puzzle solving, and math games, you will force your brain to keep developing new neural connections.

Aging well is within your power, even if you are just now realizing that time has begun to catch up with you!

Now, if you are like most of us and you did not consciously think about aging well when you were in your twenties, then you will need a bit of repair work done to your body if you want to look younger than you actually are. The first thing you will need to concentrate on is getting enough exercise to lose any weight that you may have gained over the years - even if you just go for a twenty minute walk each day. Furthermore, if you want to be sure that you are aging well, you need to take plenty of important vitamins and minerals, and use sunscreen on a regular basis.
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