Fight Aging With The Following Suggestions
Our ability to fight aging will always depend on a number of factors but the earlier we act the easier it will be.
Aging is something that will come to us all eventually, but there’s a great deal that you can do to fight aging and ensure that you do not age quite as quickly and to make you feel better as you age.
For some of us getting old will mean little more than going thin on top (going bald) or even
putting on a little more weight, so the prospects of growing old gracefully for some of us will
do little more than affect our looks, but for others life may seem a little more daunting as
they come to terms with a growing list of ailments and a bulging medicine cabinet.
Hopefully this short guide may help you to understand what you may do in order to help yourself
in holding back the sands of time and effectively staving off the aging procedure so that you
can enjoy a much better old age.
The first points to remember all concern our food and I want to point out that many of us heading
in to our twilight years will experience changes to our digestive tract. This may include Irregular
Bowel Movements, Constipation or Diarrhea all of which increase in regularity as we age.
So the three main areas which will help our bodies immensely are;
1. Ensure that we are drinking plenty of fluids, most of us don’t drink anything near the amounts
that we should, which is around two to three liters each day.
2. We to ensure that we consume a regular supply is fibre, most of our fiber can be found in foods
including cereals and vegetables.
3. Finally, where possible we should continue to exercise as much as possible bearing in mind the
phrase; Use it of Lose it! which should be food for thought to many of you.
So how do we go about it?
The first one is obvious, it’s free and we should be drinking plenty of water especially with our
meals but in addition to this we should always have a glass of water or a bottle on hand all of
The next one is to ensure that we keep up with a well portioned and well nourished meals. Our
meals should consist of vegetables like peas, carrots, spinach and cabbage and broccoli plus
fruits such as Blueberries.
These veggies and fruits are especially helpful for our aging bodies because they contain
Antioxidants which in turn help to fight the Free Radicals which if allowed to build up too
high are known to be linked to many age related conditions.
Some of the vegetables mentioned have carotenoid and the fruits such as blueberries include
flavonoid. So by having these within your meal plans for the week will certainly give your
body a healthy boost in combating totally free radicals.
Thirdly is the topic of exercise, you hear of people in their nineties running marathons
while others half that age struggling to shuffle from one chair to the next. But the point
here is that we need to do what we can in order to exercise our bodies by any means possible!
Cardiovascular workouts will offer the most benefit. Swimming is another form of enjoyable
exercise which gets the lungs pumping and the blood moving around the body and as you are not
jolting and of your joints as you would be in running for example, it is a less likely to damage
your joints. Keep it simple and do what you can, everyone is different and it is your plan.
I always remember a term “aging is life and not an illness”.
But having made that statement you must also remember that as we age, it is expected that we
will become more susceptible to the most common bugs including seasonal coughs and colds.
It all comes down to the fact that the longer we can keep our bodies healthy and fit the longer
we can trust we shall enjoy good health, however there will always be the unexpected!
Don’t forget about the Mind
To be able to fight aging we must remember that keeping active is the key to maintaining our
bodies healthy and strong but it is also just as important that we remember to keep the mind strong and healthy too.
We can not afford to forget about the mind as it too needs to be given a good workout in order to keep it sharp. So doing simple projects or possibly new ones will see that our minds stay as sharp as possible throughout our age. Another method is to join various groups for meetings and socializing, just the company of others can work wonder for the soul. Humans need this social interaction.