Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Age Gracefully!

You, me, and everyone that we will ever manage to meet in our lives will sooner or later have to deal with the negative effects of aging. This can range from appearance to obviously more serious problems that effect your health and daily lives. You cannot stop aging, but you can slow it down and ensure you remain looking and feeling healthy. Here is some good direction on how this can be done.

If you are able to make appointments with your doctor on a regular basis, you will be better prepared for things that may occur with your system as you age. Also, seeing your doctor on a regular basis allows you to detect small problems before they become huge problems so that you can prepare yourself for the years ahead.


Make sure that you are getting enough calcium in your diet by eating more calcium-rich foods or by taking a supplement. As you age, your bones can lose calcium and become brittle. Brittle bones mean you can get a serious fracture from just a moderate bump. Fractures also do not heal as quickly as you age.

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.


Many older adults suffer with unsteadiness which is a normal part of aging. This can be caused by deterioration of connections between the nerves and muscles. Pick up loose rugs from the floors, wipe up spills or shower water quickly and try walking with a cane.

Listed above are some of the best examples of how to deal with the effects of aging. With assiduous application of this advice, you will begin to feel and look like a newer, younger you. It's never too late to start either.

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