Monday, September 16, 2013

To be young again: The 5 ways you can start looking how you feel

Aging can be very stressful if you don’t have the right information on how to age well. Here are 5 steps that you need to know about aging so you can stop stressing about life and start living life. 

1. Act the Age You Feel 
Gone are the days when you are told to, "Act your age". Act the age that you feel. This will not only boost your mood, but also give off a natural youthfulness. 

2. Keep Mentally Active 
Keeping mentally active will help keep your mind sharp. Mental activities take longer as we grow older, but just like a muscle, the brain can be kept fit with activity. Some suggestions: suduko, crossword puzzles, riddles, word-find, jigsaw puzzles, ect. Other activities things like reading a book or taking on opportunities to do mental math can help. As they say, "Doing a puzzle a day can keep brain fog away". For online puzzles, visit BrainBashers or ProProfs.

3. Explore Uncharted Territory. 
Ask yourself; "What have I already wanted to do?" Or, "What have I always wanted to see?" Write these answer down and then make a plan to pursue them. Retirement isn't about giving out the life you always knew, it's about re-prioritizing to do what you've always wanted. If you've always wanted a pet; get on. If you've always wanted to learn how to pain; sign up for lessons. If you've always wanted to run a marathon; start running. 

4. Eat Right 
"You are what you eat", "An apple a day keeps the doctor away", "A healthy outside starts fro the inside". The sayings go on and on about the importance of eating right. 

5. Prevention is key
Go to your doctors appointment to make sure your numbers are in order. Exercise. Keep up with your vitamins. Health is easy to keep, but can be hard to get back if someone goes on for too long or is missed. Prevention goes a very long way. 

Tell me, how old do you feel? Which from this list of 5 do you feel that you especially want to work towards? I'd love to hear your stories. 

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