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How You Can Deal With The Effects Of Aging

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Eventually, we do look and feel older, and then our lives change. But these effects of aging can be remedied or slowed if we learn how. There is no time like the present for figuring out how to protect yourself from the less-inevitable effects of aging; taking a look at the ideas below can be a great place to start.

“Don’t Frown”

You can save yourself quite a few wrinkles by not frowning. While it may seem difficult to achieve, controlling your facial muscles is possible. Every time you feel that you begin to frown give yourself a tiny pinch so that you stop. Only you can break this bad habit.

Aging is something that is completely unavoidable. We may find ourselves in a position to no longer be able to care for ourselves. If this happens, it may be necessary to decide to move into a nursing home. Although many people are resistant to living in a nursing home, there are situations where this is the best choice for everyone involved. These facilities employ licensed professionals to help residents with a high quality of care.

Sleep is very important for the body, so make sure you get enough each day. You need to aim for between seven and nine hours of sleep. Not getting adequate sleep can cause depression, heart problems, and more.

Life is something you should love. Much like you did with your children, it is important to set goals and benchmarks as you age. When you are able to meet these milestones, such as meeting your retirement account objectives, you will get the same sense of satisfaction you did with your children.

You want to pay attention to your eyes when you age. It is natural to experience decreased visual acuity as you age, but by seeing an eye doctor on a regular basis, you can prevent any serious problems.

“Don’t talk to unpleasant friends”

Stop talking to your unpleasant friends. Find new friends who are more joyful. Studies prove that smiling and laughing reduce wrinkles and help you to look younger. Hang out with friends that you will have a good time with, not those who are downers.

Hormonal imbalances are something that affect women and men as they age, and should be addressed when they occur. Insomnia, depression and weight gain are all symptoms of a hormonal imbalance during the aging process. These issues can create further health problems and increase the negative effects of aging. Ask your doctor if hormone therapy is appropriate for you.

Eat nutritious foods. A diet loaded with plenty of fruits and vegetables with only a small amount of sugars and fats will keep you on the track to a balanced healthy eating plan. Eating healthy will help you keep in good shape both physically and mentally, while also giving you the energy necessary to get through the day.

To feel better about growing older, come up with a new hobby or return to an old one to keep you busy during retirement. Since you don’t have to spend all of your time raising children or working, you have much more free time to enjoy hobbies and activities you couldn’t squeeze into your schedule before. Hobbies are a great way to connect with others and do something outside the home.

“Check Your Blood Pressure”

It’s important that you monitor your blood pressure. High blood pressure often causes little to no symptoms and is known as the “silent killer”. Since parts of your cardiovascular system are deteriorating with age, you need to be especially vigilant about having your blood pressure monitored. You will find issues easier through constant vigilance.

Smoking will prevent you from looking your best – so quit! Smoking will not only thin out your lips, it will also add wrinkles to your skin. It also makes you age faster and can put you in the grave before your time.

“Talk to your Dr”

Talk with your doctor and ask him what anti-aging nutritional supplements you should take. A good cocktail of anti-aging supplements usually includes a daily multivitamin, some antioxidants, and a few anti-inflammatory medications. Adhering to these guidelines allows you to remain energetic and more capable of coping with the physical effects of aging. Ensure that each of these elements becomes a part of your everyday routine.

Keep a medication list where you can see it. This will be very helpful if you tend to get medications from more than one pharmacy, and are taking any supplements on top of those. A medication list will allow your doctor or pharmacist to ensure that none of your prescriptions will put your health at risk.

 

Taking advantage of advice like that in this article can help us deal with the inevitable problems that come with aging, and also help steer us away from some of the problems that are avoidable. Even if you’re young currently, it’s a good idea to start being healthier now to make sure your later years are comfortable. Age really is just a number and should never define who you are, or determine how good you feel.

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How To Eat Well – Four Tricks & Tips

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Eating Healthy ???

Nutrition is about giving the body what it needs to keep your body healthy.

Proper nutrition is essential to health. What’s the best way to weed out the myths and mishmash of bad information? For best results, focus on the basic fundamentals.

The below article outlines some tips to assist you in getting started. These are little helpful hints/tips that can be incorporated into your eating ‘regime’ without much thought. In isolation they aren’t going to change the World, but at them together & they can really make a difference!

 

Tip 1

Dressing is something that you should avoid at all costs when eating salads.

Creamy selections often contain lots of fat and offer little in the way of nutrients. Make your own dressing with olive oil for a healthy alternative. Adding in some cranberries and walnuts to the salad makes it much tastier.

 

Tip 2

You will want to avoid highly processed foods because they contain trans fats. Foods high in trans fat can lead to heart disease. There is good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL). Trans fats increase the level of LDL in your body.

In a nutshell – does it come in a packet? If so, then it is going to contain Trans Fats – the other way of looking at it – Does it occur in the Wild !?!?! – Chicken does…..but Pizza doesn’t !!

Use this rule of thumb & you won’t go far wrong!

 

Tip 3

Cut cut out sugar from your diet……if that is a step too far –  start using an artificial sweetener.

Consuming too much sugar has detrimental health effects, such as heart issues that can get serious. Sweetener aren’t all good, they have their downsides (that is a separate article all together).

 

Tip 4

High protein, low fat foods are a must in a diet intended for heart health.

Anything ‘White’ when cooked is considered extremely good  – Turkey & Chicken essentially.

BUT – No Skin!! Yes I am very aware that there really isn’t anything quite like crispy skin on a roast chicken…but that is a no go!

 

So there you go – not exhaustive by any means but I guarantee you read all 4 – I know I would have.

Sometimes you just need a quick read & can be done in a minute or so & that way it generally hits home; as opposed to a 5,000 word article which may have some great info in, but the chances are you will probably stop reading it before you have all the information.