You have always been active. You have worked for forty years. You are about to retire. Everyone asks you: “But what will you do with all your time?” Be assured, this will not be a problem. Here are tips on how to stay active, healthy and contribute to society in your older years.
One of the best ways on how to prevent and slow the aging process is by being happy. This can be done by filling your life with love and joy. A good habit is to practice stress relieving activities since stress contributes to speeding up the aging process. A happy person automatically has a happy body.
Did you know that high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes are risk factors for dementia? These risks become more severe due to smoking, lack of exercise and high cholesterol. As we age, it becomes increasingly important to control these disorders in order to maintain good mental health as aging progresses.
Take the time each day to enjoy the simple things in life. It could be a simple flower growing in the garden, or a smile on a child’s face. These things will give you joy and the more joy you have in your life, the more youthful you will feel throughout it.
Amp up your excitement when it comes to exercising. As you get older, your body requires more time and energy to maintain its strength and flexibility. Take a thirty minute walk during the weekdays. Have two strength-training sessions per week. Keeping your body fit and strong will help minimize the negative impacts of aging.
Living can be very hard work. Even if you do not have a job outside of the home, it is going to take it out of you some days. Take the time to rest now and then. You could do this every day if your schedule permits but if it does not, be sure to rest and relax at least a couple times a week.
You know you should eat healthy as you age to keep your body in optimum health. Every once in a while, though, you need to indulge yourself. This way, you do not have to dread the same old same old every day, and can look forward to this treat. This may help you keep to your healthier eating plan if you know you get to have a party occasionally.
As you age, your skin needs more care since it is aging also. When outdoors, you need to protect your skin from the harmful rays emitted by the sun. You should apply a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) which is at least a 15. Spending too much time in the sun without proper sun protection can also lead to those unwanted, dark age spots which are associated with aging skin.
Now you have heard tips on what to do in your later years. Look for what truly suits you. You worked for other people all your life. Now you have a new range of choices. Whether it is as a volunteer helping others or launching a new career, your life experiences qualify you to forge ahead and meet new challenges.