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The only downside to birthdays is that the more of them you have had, the older you are. As one gets older, you find that things that were so easy to do in the past start getting harder. However, while growing old is inevitable, feeling old is not. Here are some tips that will help you live to a healthy, fruitful and happy ripe, old age.
To ensure that your body and mind is in good shape, you have to exercise them both frequently. This means that you should take up a sport you enjoy, or find other ways to make exercise a consistant part of your daily routine.
Make sure you exercise your mind too with activities such as playing chess, solving puzzles or learning a new language.
Hit the Gym
Research has shown that weight lifting is the only known exercise that stops and reverses loss of muscle and bone density that comes with aging. This makes it an even more vital exercise for women so as to decrease the probability of suffering from osteoporosis.
As you age, your body has a harder time absorbing minerals and vitamins, which you can counteract by eating a healthy diet full of vegetables and fruits, or by taking a daily supplement.
Your metabolism slows down as you age. A better diet will keep your bad cholesterol in check and its attendant maladies at bay.
Change Your Habits
This refers to dropping bad habits such as smoking, and reinforcing good habits such as exercising. Also make it a habit to try new things. Pick up an instrument, take a class- never stop learning. You're only as old as you feel.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|