It has sometimes been said that aging is inevitable, but that looking old is optional! Although we all age, we deal with it in different ways, with different results. So what are some of the secrets of those enviable people who manage to look far younger than their years?
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.
Make sure that your diet includes enough antioxidants. Antioxidants fight off free radicals that can cause many age related diseases. Vegetables such as carrots, spinach, and tomatoes contain carotenoid. Berries such as blueberries contain flavonoid. Consuming a diet that is rich in carotenoids and flavonoids will give your nerves and body a boost in fighting off free radicals.
Engage in activities that will improve and strengthen your memory, like looking at old family photographs. As you get older, events of the past may slowly slip away from your memory. However, if you keep your memory fresh by revisiting past events and walking down memory lane, it will keep that part of your brain alive.
If your goal is to age gracefully and with dignity, it is our hope that the contents of this article have been helpful to you. You are, after all, only as old as you feel! So if you still feel young at heart, let that reflect in how you look!