The Things Everyone Should Know About Aging

by Theresea Hughes
(Auckland, New Zealand)

You want to know how to best deal with aging in relation to either yourself or alternatively people that you love, yourself, and people within your society. This article will go over many of the basics regarding anything from ways that aging can be slowed down, to how to best make peace with the inevitable sunset of life.

Take care of your skin, especially on your face. Wrinkles and spots due to sun exposure or other issues can add up to twenty years to the appearance of your face, while youthful-looking smooth skin can work in the opposite direction. Use lotion and sunscreen on a daily basis to keep your skin at its best.

* You may think grabbing an afternoon cup of tea is only for old folk, but it actually works to help keep you young. Tea is incredibly rich in those, oh so useful, antioxidants which help protect our cells from aging. The practice of having a cup of tea is also a great stress reliever, so go ahead and sip away.

* If you are on a diet, make sure that you do not starve yourself to reach the goal of looking younger. It is important that you indulge once in a while so that you can feel good about yourself and maintain a positive outlook. Eat a piece of a chocolate to reward yourself for a job well done.

The appearance of your skin is a key element to looking and feeling younger, so take care of your skin by using daily moisturizers. This will keep the skin hydrated and soft. Sometimes it will help to work with aprofessional dermatologist to determine the right type of lotion and moisturizer that is best for you.

* In order to keep the signs of aging at bay, you need to avoid overeating and stuffing yourself until full. Do not starve yourself, but there is no better way to slow aging and extend life than cutting back on the calories. Just as a rule of thumb, avoid overeating in any situation.

* While an occasional drink every now and then is perfectly acceptable, in order to slow the aging process, alcohol is something that should be avoided. In excess, alcohol can cause cardiovascular diseases, certain cancers, can weaken your immune system and affect your system of balance resulting in injuries. By limiting alcohol, you are helping your body fight the inevitable aging process.

* Do not get stuck in your old ways. The world is changing around you and to think that things will never change is just plain foolish. Evolve to meet the changes and embrace them. Accepting these changes can lead to wonderful adventures for you even through your golden years.

Keep feeding your brain with new & interesting challenges, there is a very simple rule as you age “use it or lose it!”.

* Take pride in your health. If you are in good health, work to keep it that way. If your health is not so good, figure out what you can do to make it better. If that means that you need to go to the doctor more often than that is what you must to do age well.

In conclusion, it is a certainty that every life on earth has both a beginning and an end. Throughout your entire life it is important to make the most of every opportunity available. Hopefully you will be able to use the advice in this article for positive use.