Aging What Can We Do About It?
We all want to live a healthy, active life well into our later years.
Science has come up with a lot of helpful information to help us
live longer and have a more quality life.
Choosing the right nutriants can help slow down the aging process
Using the latest information that science has available will help us look and feel younger.
At a young age we are precondition to believe certain things about aging. Maybe your parents said "Everyone in our family lives to be over 100 and they never loss their facilities.", that is what my family said. Maybe yours said "The people in our family die when they are just over 65 they never get to enjoy their retirement." We walk around with a particular notion in our subconscious that we have a pre-defined lifespan of between 60- 90 years
Our body's biological age is a reflection of our physical, mental and spiritual journey through life. In perfect conditions, our bodies can survive to an age of 125 years!
Life style definitely reflects in our bodies, minds and spirits.
Say one person lives a healthy active life style. He walks and exercises regularily, is interested in his community, has lots of friends, enjoys his marriage of many years, is reglarily envolved with his children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren. He goes to church.
He eats well and takes supplements. This man looks forward to each day. He often works well into his later years. Life is fun and living is enjoyable. He probably will live a very long productive life.
Another man or woman lives an isolated life style, very inactive, does not exercise. He has few friends and few intrests in life. He is resentful of his children and does not want to spend time with the next generation. He has no belief in a Higher power. Life is not fun for this person. He eats a high calorie, fat filled diet. He will probably have a heart attack or stroke in his late sixties.
Life style does count when we are looking at aging.
We can do something about aging right now. Laughter has long been held as the "Best Medicine" and, in fact, science has now found that every cell in the body has a receptor for the substances produced when we are happy. Every cell is therefore influenced by how we feel. Our first line of defence against any disease is therefore Happiness! Seek out serentity. Think about what makes you happy. Seek it out include it in your life often.
This might be easier said than done but one tip is to look around and find something that you can be happy or cheerful about. Force yourself to smile. It works, try it and see.
"The most important thing you can do is to actually stay very healthy," he said. "The immune system is directly related to your general state of health."
One well-established drag on the immune system is stress. Chemicals released by the body during periods of strain suppress the immune system, Woodland said. This fight-or-flight response to dangerous or urgent situations was probably fleeting for our human ancestors, he said. "The problem in our modern world," he said, "is that we're under stress for long periods of time."
Therefore, any kind of stress-relieving activity -- from various forms of meditation to exercise -- is an investment in a healthier immune system. I took this information when it came to me quite seriously. I spend at least a half an hour a day in meditation. It gives me a time to check in with myself and listen to what I am thinking. It also relieve stress. I also belong to a gym and work out daily. I look and feel so much better. I noticed lately there are more and more older adults lifting weights and doing cardio workouts. I like my gym because there are people of all ages there. It is a place to socialize as well as get healthy.
Did you know that vitamin C helps keep your teeth and gums healthy, aids in absorbing iron, is needed for healing, and plays a role in immune system health? Registered dietitians recommend consuming at least one vitamin C rich food each day. Good choices include green peppers, strawberries, citrus fruits, tomatoes, and broccoli. Drinking a serving or two of 100 percent orange, grapefruit or tomato juice can also be a quick, easy way to boost your vitamin C intake.
Put some color on your plate. Eat nine to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables each day.Sample the supplements. Take a multivitamin plus vitamin E,Discover the dynamic D Take 400 IU of vitamin D a day.
Enjoy the powers of sleep. Get your eight hours. Wet your whistle.
Drink eight to 10 8-ounce glasses of water and once cup of tea a day.
vitamin C, and calcium.
Take good care of yourself. Learn to love yourself and let that love spread to all those around you. We do have choices and are responsible
for how we age.
About the Author
About the author: Judi Singleton is the publisher of Jassmine's Journal.
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