Each one of likes the idea of living forever but none of us ever likes the idea of ageing. The idea of getting old is not appealing. What a contradiction? And if look around you would notice two extremes; one where the biological age is less (person is around 35) but looks stereotypical old and secondly there are people in 40s, 50s, and even 80s who look fabulous. So sometimes living longer can mean living better. It's all about mind over matter. How does one then age and yet stay fit, keep on making a contribution to the society, Stay self-sufficient, increase connection with the near and dear ones and enjoy life?
Here are some power tips to help you delay that decline through prevention, lifestyle changes, and health improvements aimed at pushing back the onset of morbidity:
Tip 1: Empower yourself
Don’t just treat your individual diseases but look at your overall health. Assess your overall physical and emotional wellbeing. If you lose the vital balance on these 2 fronts you will are likely to lose the age battle. Therefore it is very important that you invest in your physical and emotional wellbeing. Join some sports activity, Yoga or Exercise in Gym. If nothing else walk. You are probably going to live longer; maybe 100 years because of the ongoing medical progress but the quality of life is not guaranteed. This medical aid supported age and regeneration experiment have failed miserably when it comes to wellbeing. Emotional and physical health will play the most vital role in this 100-year long journey. Start preparing now.
Tip 2: Keep Busy
People who keep themselves busy in multiple Purposes & Goals they set for themselves; live longer at least a decade. More of an experienced based statement. So stay focused on your day to day tasks without obsessing about the fact that you are getting older.
Tip 3: Age is a Perception
Don’t get discouraged by the birthday cards. Our society sees old age as stigma which is pathetic. If you reject this negative idea you will realize the power of this tip. You are getting wiser and smarter on each passing day. Own up your age fearlessly without worrying about the stereotype it perpetuates.
Tip 4: Staying Young Forever Goal
Don’t have Goals which defy a natural process. Don’t mind this experience and also don’t burn your money on plastic surgeries. Instead be an advocate for personal fitness and well-being. Enjoy this experience and the transitions that are happening.
Tip 5: Maintain a healthy weight.
Each kg lost will translate into 6 months added to your life. As you age you will tend to gain weight. Don’t fall into this vicious circle. Losing weight will get tougher and tougher with each passing year. The secret is in Diet so change you diets as you enter the new phase of life. Our Metabolism changes in each decade and therefore we must change the Diet & calorie gears accordingly. Every bite you will have will decide your age so eat mindfully. If you are reducing carbohydrates in your diet in each subsequent decade you are on the right path. Sugar is Toxic and makes you look older than you are. Work with your doctor and dietician to work out your diet chart for each decade or life situation. Too skinny and dried face due to excessive dieting will also make you look 10 years older. Balance is the key. Water is very important for a healthy skin so take care of your dehydrated body.
Imprisoned in every fat man a thin one is wildly signalling to be let out.’ - Cyril Connolly
Tip 6: Sleep well
Sleep-deprived people generally look older than their biological age. Our skin undergoes a recovery if we sleep deep. Our Hormone production too is better resulting n glowing skin. Respect sleep.
I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people into believing I had.’ - Margaret Mead, Anthropologist